Daniel Frankl, Ph.D., CSU Los Angeles
TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
The learning process requires ample opportunities for active participation and practice.
To keep students interested and motivated the information disseminated must be clear and meaningful.
Teaching, unlike other professions, has no secrets. All my notes, handouts, and references are made available to students both in hard copy and electronic formats.
Good teaching is an acquired skill, thus it needs to be evaluated and updated on a regular basis. An effective teacher learns as much as he/she can about her/his students--their interests, motivations, troubles, and triumphs.
Technology should be applied in unique and specific ways rather than used as a fancy duplication of conventional materials. Nevertheless, partial duplication of conventional course material using technology is needed to facilitate the transition from the "Old" to the "New Information Age."
...We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be??...We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
Nelson Mandela
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TEACHING INTERESTS
The application of knowledge derived from physical education related sub-disciplines, such as, history, philosophy, sociology, psychology and motor learning to successful life span involvement in movement experiences in physical education and sport settings.
Use of computer technology in classroom and field settings.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Applied reseach focusing on the enhancement of life span experiences through participation in skilled movement and health related fitness in physical education and organized sports programs.
Development and application of computer technology to the optimization of teacher and learner processes.
Recent Professional Activities
Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Frankl, D., & Babbitt, D. (1998). Gender bias: A study of high school track & field athletes' perceptions of hypothetical male and female head coaches. Journal of Sport Behavior, 214, 396-407.
  • Frankl, D. (1996). Swimming and diving project for youth: Aquatic skills and the development of self-esteem, Kinesiology: International Scientific Journal of Kinesiology and Sport, 28(1), 14-19.
Software Development
  • Frankl, D., & Wu, T. (1997). Computer Assisted Systematic Analysis of Instruction and Learning (CASAIL 1.0) Programmed in MS Visual Basic 4.0 -- Professional Edition. California State University, Los Angeles.
Presentations at Professional Meetings
  • Frankl, D. (1998, March). Childrens' and parents' attitudes toward competitive youth sports programs. Paper presented at the 65th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, San Diego, California, March 5-8.
  • Frankl, D., Carson, R., & Himberg, C. (1998, March). Introduction to the Internet: Home Pages and other uses. Paper presented at the 65th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, San Diego, California, March 5-8.
  • Reese, R., Frankl, D., & Trimmer, D. (1998, March). Future professionals: Super Bowl of excellence. Academic excellence Internet based game show presented at the 65th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, San Diego, California, March 5-8.
  • Frankl, D. (1997, March). Computer-aided systematic analysis of teacher & student performance in physical education settings. Paper presented at the 64th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 6-9.
  • Frankl, D. (1997, March). The information age and the changing needs of the future physical education major graduate. Paper presented at the 64th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 6-9.
  • Frankl, D., & Walk, S. (1997, March). Sociology and psychology of physical education: Current and future directions and focus. Paper presented at the 64th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 6-9.
  • Frankl, D. (1997, March). Computer aided systematic self-analysis of teaching and coaching efficacy: Alpha tester's workshop. Workshop held at the 64th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 6-9.
  • Frankl, D., & Wright, E. (1997, March). SoftSport's Second Look for Soccer research project: Designing a child centered game. Paper presented at the 64th Annual CAHPERD State Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 6-9.
  • Irvin, M., Frankl, D., Bridges, D., & Park, S.Y.S. (1996, March). Students' attitudes toward physical education: A meta analysis by gender, grade level, and ethnic background. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual CAHPERD State Conference & Southwest District AAHPERD Convention, Sacramento, California, March 14-17.
  • Frankl, D. (1995, June). A computerized analysis model of team sports performance. Paper presented at the 1995 AIESEP World Congress--Windows to the Future: Bridging the gaps between disciplines, curriculum and instruction, the Wingate Institute, Israel.
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Teaching and Research Grants
1997-98 -- Physical Education Major Retention Project--Lottery Grant (3 units of release time and $1,143.00 for hardware and software)
1996-97 -- SoftSport™ Sponsorship Grant, Second Look for Soccer® software for use in research of Youth Soccer Leagues' programs (free lease of software and full technical support for one year in the amount of $2,000 cash value).
1995-96 -- Innovative Instruction Award recipient (1 unit release time and $4,098), "STIPER Phase II: Component Validity Testing and Field Testing of the Software." The Student Teacher Instructional Performance Report (STIPER) is a flexible, easily modifiable computer generated conceptual grid that prompts an observer to look for and record critical teacher and learner behaviors.
1993 -- Partners of The Americas Grant, Air fare and expenses for Sport Psychology/Sociology Lecture tour in Northern Argentina (August 30th through September 17th 1993)
1991-95 -- Director of Research, Pasadena Unified School District and the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles joint grant for $45,000: "Swimming and diving for Youth--Aqua Fun."
1992-95 -- Director of Research, The Weingart Foundation. "Teach a School to Swim" -- a three-year $30,000 (February 1992 through Oct. 1995) pilot program that introduces hundreds of at-risk elementary students to drowning prevention, swimming and diving skills, and the health benefits and fun of aquatics.
Copyright© 1997-99, Daniel Frankl, Ph.D.
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