TITLE

Active Supervision Patterns of Physical Education Teachers and Their Relationship With Student Behaviors

AUTHOR(S)
Van der Mars, Hans; Darst, Paul; Vogler, Bill; Cusimano, Barbara
PUB. DATE
October 1994
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct1994, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p99
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Supervision patterns of elementary physical educators were analyzed in relation to work involvement patterns of students in each teacher's class. The supervision patterns analyzed included teacher location, rate of movement, and provision of verbal feedback. Work involvement by students was categorized into on task, off-task, total motor engagement, and successful motor engagement (ALT-PE). Results showed that teachers spent more time along the periphery of the activity area, and that they were positioned more along the sides. They were active movers, averaging six sector changes per minute, and active in providing verbal feedback (3.2/min). Teacher feedback patterns did not correlate with teacher location/movement patterns. Teachers' location (periphery) and movement correlated significantly with students' total motor engagement. Teacher movement also correlated significantly with ALTPE. Positive behavior feedback correlated with students' on-task behaviors. Findings indicate that active supervision is important in maintaining students' involvement with learning tasks in physical education.
ACCESSION #
20751980

 

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