TITLE

Comparison of Visual Information Processing Between Preservice Students and Experienced Physical Education Teachers

AUTHOR(S)
Behets, Daniel
PUB. DATE
October 1996
SOURCE
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct1996, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this study, experienced physical education teachers' observation skills in teaching situations are compared to that of first- and last year student teachers. The 56 participants were shown 12 slides from a gymnastics lesson, and after viewing it for 4 s, they were asked to report what they had seen. The number of items and critical events reported were analyzed. No significant differences were found between the three groups on the number of events reported or for the number and duration of the eye fixations. Significant differences were found for the number of critical events reported and fixated. Last-year students and experienced teachers correctly reported more critical events on the slide scenes than first year students, but there were no significant differences in observational capacities between last year students and experienced teachers. This study demonstrated the need for observational training, not only during pre-service, but also for in-service teachers.
ACCESSION #
20752055

 

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