Student Learning as a Measure of Teacher Effectiveness in Physical Education

Gusthart, J. Len; Sprigings, Eric J.
July 1989
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1989, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p298
Academic Journal
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of two experienced and expert teachers on the degree of student learning in a second grade physical education class. A systematic observation instrument (QMTPS) and number of practice trials were utilized to collect data on teaching behaviors. The experimental teachers were videotaped for later analysis over a 3-week period. Students were pretested and posttested to determine the extent of learning in selected force production and reduction skills. Analysis of the data showed that for three of the four force production and reduction skills, learning did occur in the experimental group. Process characteristics of the experimental teachers were described.


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