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ERIC Number: EJ900109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Examination of Teaching-Learning Process in Swimming Applying Chaffers' System of Interaction Categories
Biro, Melinda; Birone, Edit N.; Fugedi, Balazs; Revesz, Laszlo; Szabo, Bela; Honfi, Laszlo
Educational Research and Reviews, v2 n4 p64-73 Apr 2007
The focus of this research is to examine the role of student-teacher interaction during swimming lessons. Forty-nine (49) elementary school PE teachers, swimming trainers and instructors (28 females, 21 males) consented to participate in this study. A total of seventy-seven (77) swimming lessons were videotaped and coded with the Cheffers' Adaptation of Flanders Interaction Analysis System (CAFIAS). Altogether 177.434 tri-seconds were observed. In the lessons teacher's observation were most prevalent (31, 11%), teacher's explanation (19, 29%) and organization (13, 52%) seemed also notable. Students spend most of the swimming lessons with motor-related activities (77%). It is important to state that teachers who teach swimming develop a high level of non-verbal activity. From the analyses of the data, it can conclude that in this special area of teaching, the teacher-student interactions and communications that evolve are content specific and so different from those evolving in classrooms or PE lessons. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hungary
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Flanders System of Interaction Analysis