ERIC Number: EJ1059803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of a Physical Education Supportive Curriculum and Technological Devices on Physical Activity
Clapham, Emily Dean; Sullivan, Eileen C.; Ciccomascolo, Lori E.
Physical Educator, v72 n1 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a physical education supportive curriculum and technological devices, heart rate monitor (HRM) and pedometer (PED), on physical activity. A single-subject ABAB research design was used to examine amount and level of participation in physical activity among 106 suburban fourth and fifth graders during physical education class. A curriculum, which was pedagogically centered on the use of the technological devices, was also developed and studied. Six children from each group and the physical education teacher were interviewed. The results of a one-way ANCOVA indicated group differences between the supportive curriculum and technology for HRMs, PEDs, and increased physical activity.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Measurement Equipment, Physical Activity Level, Grade 4, Grade 5, Curriculum Development, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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