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International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences

2021, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part C

Teachers’ utilization of instructional cues: types, targets and rate per minute in physical education setting

AUTHOR(S): Samuel Kofi Donkor, Gibson Kwaku Avornyo, Timothy Kwesi Koki and Regina Akuffo Darko
ABSTRACT:
Instructional cue (IC) plays an important role in directing student's attention toward the most critical information about a movement task. Notably, an incorrect performance of a skill practiced for a long period is difficult to correct later. For this reason, physical education (PE) teachers need to constantly develop and implement good strategies that enhance students’ acquisition of critical features of movement skills. Teachers must use a variety of ICs targeted fairly at individual students and whole class. For effectiveness, different types of teachers’ ICs must be provided in an instructional setting. However, little is known about the effectiveness of teachers’ ICs in practical PE setting. The purpose of this pedagogical research in PE setting was to investigate targets, types and rate per minute of teachers’ ICs in netball shooting skill. The study was situated in three selected colleges of education (CoE) where descriptive processes were used to conduct the investigation. Digital video was utilized to record naturally occurring classroom events of pre-service teachers (n=77) and PE teachers (n=4). The video-recorded lesson lasted 1 hour (60 minutes). Two independent recorders used event recording instrument to document classroom events relating to types and targets of teachers’ ICs. Inter-observer agreement procedures revealed a good reliability of data collected for the study. Descriptive analyses were conducted using mainly percentages, frequencies and means. Major findings of the study showed that verbal, visual and kinesthetic ICs were the main types of Teachers’ ICs used during the instructional period. However, verbal ICs dominated the observed practical lesson. Findings also revealed that more verbal ICs were provided to the group than individual students. Non-verbal ICs which involved demonstrations and signals were mostly used to facilitate individual students’ acquisition of the shooting skill in netball. In each minute, students received teachers’ IC relating to the proper technique of performing assigned task.
Pages: 135-140  |  53 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Samuel Kofi Donkor, Gibson Kwaku Avornyo, Timothy Kwesi Koki, Regina Akuffo Darko. Teachers’ utilization of instructional cues: types, targets and rate per minute in physical education setting. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2021;6(2):135-140. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/yogic.2021.v6.i2c.1235
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