Title

Effects of using a variety of kinesthetic classroom equipment on elementary students’ on-task behaviour: a pilot study

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

4-1-2021

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Learning Environments Research

Volume

24

Issue

1

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