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ERIC Number: EJ900994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Seven Ways to Improve Sound in Physical Education Settings
Ryan, Stu
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n5 p27-30 May-Jun 2010
Speaking and listening are primary modes of communication, and the most common goals of the educational process are to share experiences, exchange ideas, and transmit knowledge. Physical education teachers are constantly searching for strategies that will enrich the educational process. However, the essential process of speaking and listening is often overlooked. When not appropriately addressed, the inaudibility of teachers and peers can negatively affect listening, language, and literacy skills. Teaching settings can be "hostile listening environments" that undermine the learning of children in school. While research has shown that typical classrooms may be acoustically challenging, the acoustic conditions in physical education settings are undoubtedly more challenging than in the typical classroom. This article explores many of the problems associated with teaching in poor acoustic settings and suggests methods for improving sound in physical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A