The relationship of overhand throwing ability to general motor ability in college freshman women

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Robberta Mesenbrink (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gail Hennis

Abstract: One of the problems confronting physical educators is classifying students into ability groups for the purpose of providing more effective teaching environments and maintaining and further developing each individual's skills. In a physical education program which does not employ any method of classification, the classes may be composed of students with diverse skills and abilities. It becomes impossible for even the best physical educator to plan a program which adequately meets the needs of the students in a class containing the best, the poorest, and the average physically skilled individuals. "The logic of the situation (classification) demands that students be separated according to their general ability and skill, and be given work arranged according to progressive learning experiences.... Education has no right to dull the curiosity of the skillful man by forcing him to react in a non-stimulating atmosphere of the ordinary."(1, p. 9)

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Language: English
Date: 1963
Creative ability in children
Creative thinking
Physical education and training $x Psychological aspects
Physical education for children

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