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Total physical response of slovenian and spanish children during a physical activity

Nika Marenče (2014) Total physical response of slovenian and spanish children during a physical activity. Diploma thesis.

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    The aim of the thesis was to find out how motoric game (performed as a method of game) affects on total physical response, i.e. motoric, emotional, social and cognitive response of 5–6 year old children. To this extent I performed a researching project, consisting of four units. The topic was four seasons. The basic aim of the physical activity was the development of coordination in space by gradually making obstacles more difficult. Physical activity was integrated with other areas (Sciences and Mathematics). For the purposes of research I constructed our own rating scale to quantify the differences in motoric and psychosocial response between the test (Spanish) and the control (Slovenian) group. The sample is represented by two groups of 5–6 year old children. The first group consisted of 13 children attending the afternoon children's activity Malček skakalček organized by SD Strahovica in POŠ Utik. The second part of the sample is represented by a group of children from the Spanish kindergarten in the city of Murcia. The group consisted of 24 children. The data were qualitatively and quantitatively analysed. The quantitative analysis is based on the frequency distribution and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Through these four activites performed in both groups within the period of two months, I have acknowledged that a different curriculum, preschool system, culture, perception and understanding of childhood development require a different planning. However, despite the differences, the process during preschool period can be led by the same principle of the method of game. The results confirmed that the method of game is extremely important for the total child's development, because it allows and encourages independent work and child's own activity on the motoric, emotional, social and cognitive component, which is crucial for the child's holistic development.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: preschool children, the holistic development, physical/sport activities, methods of work, play, curriculum
    Number of Pages: 58
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
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    doc. dr. Jera GregorcMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10028617)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2099
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 13:13
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 13:13
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2099

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