Compatibility between motor ability of seven year old children with physical education contents noted in national physical education curriculum for second grade

Popeska, Biljana and Mitevski, Orce (2016) Compatibility between motor ability of seven year old children with physical education contents noted in national physical education curriculum for second grade. Activities in Physical Education and Sport, International Journal of Scientific and Professional Issues in Physical Education and Sport, 6 (1). pp. 143-150. ISSN 1857-7687

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Abstract

One of the basic principles in educational work with children as well as in the realization of PE teaching process is to respect the individual possibilities of every child and respectively to adjust the educational contents of children’s real possibilities and needs. In this sense, the goal of this paper was to determine the compatibility between children’s abilities and PE contents, through the analysis of the current PE curriculum for the second grade in Republic of Macedonia and determined structure of motor space of 7 year old children (second grade pupils), as well as to suggest different activities that will innovate and enrich the current PE curriculum. Motor abilities of 7 year old children were determined as a part of larger longitudinal study realized at a sample of 123 seven year old children, pupils in the second grade in five primary schools in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The survey was conducted applying 33 motor test used for estimation of nine motor abilities (coordination, speed, frequency of movement, explosive, repetitive and static strength, balance, flexibility and preciseness). The structure of motor space was determined using factor analysis – promax procedure. According to the results obtained in the research and applied factor analysis, the motor space of seven year old children (second grade pupils) was defined with following ten latent dimensions: preciseness with throwing objects with hand, speed with change of direction or agility, static strength, factor for precise and explosive movements, coordinated fast movements with legs and trunk, repetitive strength, frequency of movement with legs, balance and two undefined factors (F9 and F10). Analyses of PE curriculum for second grade was focused on thematic union, PE contents, general goals as well as motor abilities need for realization of suggested contents. Results for determined structure of motor space of seven year old children was used as a foundation for determination of compatibility between children's real abilities and current PE curriculum. Obtained results point out on certain compatibility of determined motor abilities and contents anticipated in PE curriculum for second grade. Possibilities for complementation and innovation of current PE curriculum exist in possibility to enroll contents used for development of preciseness, co – ordination, agility and balance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 12:00
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 12:00
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/17147

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