A study of the effect of two different methods of teaching on gymnastics

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Judith Ann Fath (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Celeste Ulrich

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the difference in the improvement level of students in learning specific tumbling stunts under two differing methods of instruction. The study was conducted to determine whether a traditional teaching approach consisting of demonstration, explanation, and teacher directed practice, as contrasted to a traditional teaching approach with the addition of an understanding of the mechanical principles governing the stunts differed with regard to learning. Subjects included thirty-nine college freshman and sophomore women enrolled in two beginning gymnastic classes. The study was conducted over a four week period. Ratings for each subject on each of the twelve beginning tumbling stunts were determined by three raters both at the beginning and end of the study. In addition three new tumbling stunts were tested at the time of the re-test.

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Language: English
Date: 1968

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