Both the students of pedagogy and the primary and secondary school teachers are in charge of implementing the project. At the moment; field studies are being carried out. The use of the results given by the heart rate monitor is not restricted only to lessons of physical education. Those results are also analysed in the lessons of mathematics and biology. Compositions related to its use in the lessons of Finnish are written. In the higher grades (from tenth to twelfth school years); the functioning of the heart rate monitor is studied from the viewpoints of physics and information technology (wireless data transmission). The results that have been obtained so far speak in favour of introducing the monitor not only in physical education but also in the teaching of other school subjects. The heart rate monitor can radically change the measurement and development of the students’ physical fitness by making it easier for the teacher to take into account their different skill levels.
Descriptors: Technology Education with the Heart Rate Monitor; Integration with other subjects; Co-operation between a company and the Department of Teacher Education.
Polar Electro: Heli KÃ¤hkÃ¶lÃ¤ and Raimo Karukka
Teacher Training Department: Mika KenttÃ¤maa; Olavi Karjalainen; Pasi MÃ¤enpÃ¤Ã¤ and Mika Parkkisenniemi
Teacher Training School: Eero IjÃ¤s; Matti Kanniainen; Anu Kinnunen; Aune Linna; Eva Maria Raudasoja; Risto Sankala and Vesa Virta.