In this week’s visualisation, I tried to go deeper into the relationship between physical activity outside and learning. I tried to assess the influence of physical activities’ intensity on the relationship.
Does the intensity of physical activities outside influence my willingness to study? Not clear
It is hard to tell due to the fact that some days I felt more motivated to study after a hard workout, while during other days it even had a negative effect and my motivation went down due to physical fatigue (Yu et al., 2006, p.331).
Does the intensity of physical activities outside influence my engagement in course activities? No
It clearly can be seen that the physical activity intensity does vary between Wed/Thur/Fri. However, engagement varies. Various factors need to be considered. Data is not neutral, and the imprint of producer needs to be assessed (Knox et al., 2019). For instance, I leave my course activities at the end of the week. Most of my high-intensity physical activities are at night.
Visualisation design choices: lines where chosen to clearly show the intensity. The green colour was chosen to show a positive relationship between physical activities and learning. Green is often associated with positivity (Akers et al., 2012).
Physical intensity has little/or no influence on my learning.
Akers, A., Barton, J., Cossey, R., Gainsford, P., Griffin, M., & Micklewright, D. (2012). Visual Color Perception in Green Exercise: Positive Effects on Mood and Perceived Exertion. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(16), 8661-8666.
Knox, J., Williamson, B. & Bayne, S. (2019). Machine behaviourism: future visions of ‘learnification’ and ‘datafication’ across humans and digital technologies, Learning, Media and Technology, 45(1), pp. 1-15.
Yu, C. C. W, Chan, Scarlet, Cheng, Frances, Sung, R. Y. T, & Hau, Kit-Tai. (2006). Are physical activity and academic performance compatible? Academic achievement, conduct, physical activity and self-esteem of Hong Kong Chinese primary school children. Educational Studies, 32(4), 331-341.