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Analysis of the program »Mali sonček« in Educational institution for children Kekec Grosuplje

Jožica Cirnski (2016) Analysis of the program »Mali sonček« in Educational institution for children Kekec Grosuplje. Diploma thesis.

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    The study included 68 (sixty-eight) professional workers of childcare institution VVZ Kekec Grosuplje (hereinafter preschool teachers). Data processing method was basic statistic method - number of responses and number of responses, expressed as a percentage. With this study, we found that 94.1 % of preschool teachers support the implementation of the program Mali sonček from 2 years of age. We have found that half of the preschool teachers (50 %) collected the necessary informations for the gymnastic/sports program Mali sonček from the given material. 4.4 % of them sought information on the internet, 16.2 % asked for assistance from their superiors. 29.4 % of respondents chose the answer that the information were obtained elsewhere. Research has shown that as many as 86.8 % of preschool teachers implement the program throughout the school year. We have found that preschool teachers agree on the number of tasks for each age. More than half (over 70 %) of preschool teachers believes that the number of tasks for each age is just right. According to the results, we found that children were most enjoying the following activities: hiking, games without frontiers and ball games. We have also found that preschool teachers less mentioned the following activities: running, biking, snow games and riding a scooter. According to the results, the preschool teachers agree with the statement that the targeted tasks for children in a certain age are such, that they can be performed by all the children during the ordinary process. 60.3 % of preschool teachers is of the opinion that the gymnastic/sports program Mali sonček brings to the focus educational effect as well as gymnastic/physical performance. They are more in the forefront of exercise/physical performance by the opinion of 35.3 %, only 1.5 % were of the opinion that there is a greater emphasis on the educational effect. We found that 61.8 % of preschool teachers considers that the program does not promote competition among children, 57.4 % of preschool teachers is of the opinion that the program takes into the account individual differences and that more than half of the preschool teachers thinks (55.9 %) that program offers children the right to choose. Majority of preschool teachers agreed that children should eventually receive the recognition (certificate) for the program Mali sonček. Their opinion was, that the recognition gives children additional motivation and encourages them to exercise. They also stressed that children should not be discriminated due to their achievements and that is more important that children are involved and are trying in carrying out the tasks. Research has shown that 61.8 % of preschool teachers took care for the motivation themselves. Many preschool teachers (79.4 %) chose to cooperate with parents. We also wanted a general preschool teachers opinion of gymnastic/sports program Mali sonček. The general opinion is positive. Preschool teachers have highlighted the fact that children need movement, especially those children who do not have many options to be physically active at home. The fact is that there is never enough of exercise. They also highlighted the fact that parents, families could be included into activities. The program is also helpful in monitoring the individual development of each child.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: gimnastic/sport program Mali sonček, preschool teacher, exercise, cooperation with parents
    Number of Pages: 67
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Vesna ŠtembergerMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11267657)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3994
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 10:52
    Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 10:52
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3994

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