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Singer, Robert N. – Review of Educational Research, 1977
The effectiveness of guided and nonguided instructional strategies for teaching psychomotor skills is reviewed from the perspectives of learning theories, psychomotor research, transfer of learning, and the function and desirability of making errors in the learning process. (EVH)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Learning Theories, Literature Reviews, Movement Education
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Beasley, Warren F. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1979
The results of testing a theoretical model for laboratory psychomotor skill development are described. Research implications for fine motor learning in the chemistry laboratory are given. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Educational Research, Higher Education
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Fryer, Susanna L.; Frank, Lawrence R.; Spadoni, Andrea D.; Theilmann, Rebecca J.; Nagel, Bonnie J.; Schweinsburg, Alecia D.; Tapert, Susan F. – Brain and Cognition, 2008
Background: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has revealed microstructural aspects of adolescent brain development, the cognitive correlates of which remain relatively uncharacterized. Methods: DTI was used to assess white matter microstructure in 18 typically developing adolescents (ages 16-18). Fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusion (MD)…
Descriptors: Population Distribution, Integrity, Adolescents, Brain
Craft, C. O. – Man/Society/Technology, 1982
Reviews recent research studies related to computer assisted instruction (CAI). The studies concerned program effectiveness, teaching of psychomotor skills, tool availability, and factors affecting the adoption of CAI. (CT)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Psychomotor Skills
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Knight, Carolyn M.; Mowforth, Gill M. – Nurse Education Today, 1998
A literature review and a survey indicated that nursing students had difficulty developing psychomotor skills. A British college established a skills center with a structured learning approach to remedy the problem. (SK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Nursing Education
Banville, Tom – American Education, 1976
The nature of psychomotor skills and their relationship to academic achievement and positive self concept are discussed. Illustrations of program implementation and instructor preparation in several schools are presented. (RW)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Disabilities, Motor Development
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Riley, John N.; McNeill, Joseph G. – Journal of Industrial Teacher Education, 1973
It can be implied from the results that the SSCLF coupled with the cartridge projector is an efficient and effective method of presenting psychomotor skill information in all skill areas. (MS)
Descriptors: Filmstrips, Industrial Arts, Industrial Education, Industry
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Curtis, Samuel M.; Pandya, Himanshu S. – Journal of Vocational Education Research, 1980
This experiment explored the effect of teacher expectations on vocational students' cognitive and psychomotor skills and on attitudes. Although teachers' expectations changed student attitudes toward teachers and subjects, neither expectations nor attitude change had an effect on student achievement. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Cognitive Processes, Informal Assessment
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Kokaska, Charles J. – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1983
Career education, which is designed to promote cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills at all educational levels, is especially important for exceptional children. A comprehensive approach to career development is needed by school districts, along with feedback from former students. (SEW)
Descriptors: Career Education, Disabilities, Educational Cooperation, Educational Objectives
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch. – 1986
This material describes curriculum specifications for grade 6 science in Alberta. Emphases recommended are: (1) process skills (50%); (2) psychomotor skills (10%); (3) attitudes (10%); and (4) subject matter (30%). Priorities within each category are identified. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education. – 1983
This module, one of a series of 127 performance-based teacher education learning packages focusing upon specific professional competencies of vocational education teachers, deals with assessing student performance of psychomotor skills. Included in the module are learning experiences that address the following topics: important considerations…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Performance Tests
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Pettigrew, Frank E.; Heikkinen, Michael – Physical Educator, 1985
This study measured the effect of an eclectic instructional approach on psychomotor skills achievement of 156 junior high school students when implemented in lieu of the teacher's preferred instructional style. The eclectic approach produced higher scores in nine of twelve tests and showed insignificant gains in the other three tests. (MT)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Junior High Schools, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills
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Osborne, Edward W. – Journal of the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, 1988
The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of psychomotor skill instruction in crop production provided by agricultural production teachers in Illinois and the methods used for this teaching. Responses from 79 of 100 teachers indicated that most do not have students observe or practice a procedure for skill improvement. More experienced…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Demonstrations (Educational), Psychomotor Skills, Secondary Education
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Irby, David M.; And Others – Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 1991
A University of Washington medical faculty survey identified 43 psychomotor skills deemed essential for physicians by over 60 percent of respondents. A committee of clerkship directors refined the list to 28 skills that should be required for graduation. The data are used to specify educational objectives and design tests. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Higher Education, Medical Education
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Vann, William F., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Dental Education, 1981
A traditional method of teaching psychomotor skills in a preclinical restorative dentistry laboratory course was compared with an experimental method. The experimental group was taught using a guided systematic approach that relied on detailed checklists and exhaustive faculty feedback. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Competence, Curriculum Development
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