Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effectiveness of Interactive Computer Instruction in the Elementary Physical Education Classroom. (Pedagogy)

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effectiveness of Interactive Computer Instruction in the Elementary Physical Education Classroom. (Pedagogy)

Article excerpt

Students in elementary grades devote many hours to playing interactive computer games. If this enthusiasm for learning can be transferred to the elementary physical education classroom considerable learning and increased retention of knowledge may occur. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of teaching the anatomy of skeletal system using Interactive Computer Instruction (ICI) in the elementary physical classroom. Elementary students attending a university laboratory school were randomly assigned to ICI (n = 63) or a traditional instruction (TRAD) group (n = 64). The ICI group was provided with access to interactive 3-D models related to the skeletal system (The Ultimate Human Body 2.0, Irwin Publishing Division, Dorling Kindersley, Toronto, Canada). Methods utilized for the TRAD were lecture, discussion, charts, and models. A knowledge test consisting of fourteen questions was administered to both groups at the end of class (immediate recall), and 1 day after instruction (1-day recall ). The same information and test were presented to either the CIC or TRAD groups by the same instructor in one 35-min class. …

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