RESEARCH OF VISUAL ATTENTION
For testing the field of visual attention, we chose the copying of a short text. We paid attention to two parameters at the same time: work pace and the number of mistakes. Copying is a skill that second-graders train every day, which is why we anticipated noticeable improvement in all classes.
Nevertheless, the highest percentage of improvement in the experimental class also showed in the field of visual attention. From September until December the pupils of the experimental class improved their work pace by 49%, and from September until March by no less than 63%. Even in June the percentage of improvement remained high in comparison with the control groups. By means of the result we can confirm the hypothesis that regular exercise for training active attention influences the speed of information processing and increases the pupils' work speed.
Additionally, the test in June showed the highest percentage regarding the reduction of the number of mistakes in the experimental class. In the period from September to June, the number of mistakes decreased by 47%.
The results obtained confirm that an everyday targeted conduct of exercises for the fostering of active attention improves the field of visual attention.