Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effects of a Movement Education Program on the Problem Solving and Socialization Skill of Sixth-Grade Students in Elementary Physical Education

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effects of a Movement Education Program on the Problem Solving and Socialization Skill of Sixth-Grade Students in Elementary Physical Education

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The previous study indicated that students can learn decision making as problem solving skills, they need not be taught movement activities simply as a body of facts to memorize in physical education classes (McBride & Xiang, 2004; Young, Chou, Huang, Chang, Chen, Lin, Wang, 2004). They can now be taught activity as reasoning with strategy, rationalization, evaluation, and thought-process in order to improve thoughtful decision making. Classes can be designed so that students learn to develop skills and abilities essential to solve problem on movement of physical education. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to assess the effects of movement education program on students problem solving and social skills in physical education. Sixth grade (N = 67) in two intact physical education classes participated in this study. Classes were randomly assigned to movement education program (MEP, n = 35) and traditional physical education program (TPEP, n = 32). Both classes received 20 lessons for 10 weeks, and each class taught 40 min. Participants' problem solving skills and socialization skill was assessed by using the Stimulated Learning Recall Scale in PE (SLRS) and the Children's Socialization Skill Form in PE (CSSF). The SLRS was administrated for MEP group every other week (first, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth) during the intervention. The CSSF was administrated as the pre- and posttest for both groups. …

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