Students' perspectives on direct, peer, and inquiry teaching strategies

Donetta J. Cothran, Pamela Kulinna

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It was the purpose of this study to examine students' perspectives on three teaching strategies. Seventy middle school students were interviewed, and they rank ordered the strategies. A constant comparison process guided the interview data analysis, while the rank order data were analyzed via descriptive statistics and a Friedman Analysis of Variance by Ranks. Two key concepts that influenced students' perspectives on the effectiveness of the teaching strategies were their conceptions of the affective dimensions of each strategy and their knowledge beliefs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-181
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Teaching in Physical Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2006


  • Learning
  • Physical education
  • Student perspective
  • Teaching strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Education


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