Effects of using a variety of kinesthetic classroom equipment on elementary students’ on-task behaviour: a pilot study
Date of Original Version
The ability for students to maintain attention to classroom instruction is a critical factor for learning because loss of instructional time due to off-task behaviour has negative impacts on academic achievement. Early studies suggest that use of kinesthetic equipment in place of traditional seating in classrooms can improve student on-task behaviour. To date, however, limitations of the kinesthetic classroom research literature include small sample sizes, often without controls, use of a single equipment type (e.g. standing desks or exercise balls) and lack of objective measures of student on-task behaviour. We report a pilot study of the impact of using a variety of kinesthetic equipment in elementary classrooms on objectively-measured student on-task behaviour.
Learning Environments Research
Flippin, Michelle, Emily D. Clapham, and M. Shane Tutwiler. "Effects of using a variety of kinesthetic classroom equipment on elementary students’ on-task behaviour: a pilot study." Learning Environments Research 24, 1 (2021): 137-151. doi:10.1007/s10984-020-09321-2.