Using Videotaped Athletic Contests within Mosston's Teaching Methods: Watching a Video in Physical Education May Contradict the Desire for More Activity Time, but Sometimes It Is the Most Efficient Means of Teaching a Skill or Strategy
Seifried, Chad, JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
High school, college, and professional coaches, in a variety of sports all over the world, regularly use videotaped performances and practices to assess, demonstrate to, and motivate their players. In addition, other academic disciplines such as science and language arts have shown that video technology can improve their students' learning (Brinton, 1991; Graham & Barone, 2001; Kellough & Kellough, 2003). For instance, Graham and Barone found that replaying videotaped practices and performances enhanced discussions about student strengths and weaknesses on their oral presentation skills. Ultimately, these students appreciated using the videotape, because they gained valuable individualized feedback.
Despite the successful and popular use of videotaped performances in other academic fields and in competitive athletics, little research or anecdotal evidence exists about the benefits of using videotapes in physical education classes to enhance student learning (Darden, 1999). It is likely this occurs because physical educators do not associate videotapes with activity. Many physical educators probably remain hesitant about using videotapes as teaching tools because they recognize that physical education centers around movement, and therefore feel pressure to keep students physically active. The pressure comes in part from disappointing data about engaged activity time in physical education class. For example, Siedentop and Tannehill (2000) found that students engage in physical activity for only 30 percent of class time, waste 25 percent of their time waiting to participate, and spend nearly 30 percent of class receiving instruction or descriptions from the teacher. However, these thoughts and feelings concerning videotapes represent a narrow viewpoint (Darden, 1999) that fails to acknowledge how videotapes can help physical educators accomplish their main objective--helping students to learn and to perform more successfully in order to enjoy an active lifestyle.
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Publication information: Article title: Using Videotaped Athletic Contests within Mosston's Teaching Methods: Watching a Video in Physical Education May Contradict the Desire for More Activity Time, but Sometimes It Is the Most Efficient Means of Teaching a Skill or Strategy. Contributors: Seifried, Chad - Author. Journal title: JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Volume: 76. Issue: 5 Publication date: May-June 2005. Page number: 36+. © 2009 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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