TITLE

Learning-Method Choices and Personal Characteristics in Solving a Physical Education Problem

AUTHOR(S)
Vincent-Morin, Madeleine; Lafont, Lucile
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul2005, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p226
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The goal of this study was to identify the relationships between the learning choices made by pupils and their personal characteristics, including cognitive style (field dependence-independence), a motivational variable (feeling of self-efficacy), and a cognitive variable (task representation). The participants were 64 twelve-year-old sixth graders from a suburban middle school in France (35 boys and 29 girls). Cognitive style was measured with the Group Embedded Figures Test, a perceptual test that requires finding a simple geometrical figure embedded in a complex geometrical one. Five learning conditions (autonomy, tutoring, verbal instruction, silent demonstration, and verbal demonstration) were then proposed in random order to the pupils. They were asked to select a learning method to solve a motor problem: a badminton service. The results indicated an absence of relationships between the choice of a learning condition and cognitive style. Three variables partially predicted the learning-condition choice: feeling of self-efficacy, task representation, and motor performance. The present results can be interpreted in the light of studies on children's help-seeking behavior in problem-solving situations.
ACCESSION #
17557406

 

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