Students interests for wrestling and other martial arts and possibilities for their implementation in physical and health education primary school curriculum

Popeska, Biljana and Dimkov, Trajce and Jovanova-Mitkovska, Snezana (2017) Students interests for wrestling and other martial arts and possibilities for their implementation in physical and health education primary school curriculum. Research in Kinesiology, 45 (2). pp. 148-151. ISSN 1857- 7679

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Abstract

A physical education that includes different contents in alliance with children interest and possibilities, different interesting and motivating PE contents, indoor and outdoor activities that give possibilities for overall development, will attract children to be physically active and to love PHE classes. Therefore, PE curriculum should be flexible and open to new sports and activities. In this regard, we designed this study which aim is to determine the familiarity of Macedonian primary school students with martial arts, including wrestling and to determine their interest to participate in it. The study was realized on a sample of 918 examiners, pupils from thirth, fourth and fifth grade in five primary schools in the municipality Stip, Republic of Macedonia, recognized as a city of many athletes included in martial arts mainly in wrestling. Students were interviewed using a questioner specially designed for the purpose of the study. According the results, 91% of students declare that want to participate at regular physical and health education classes, 86% of pupil share the opinion that physical activity at PHE classes is useful for them and improves their well – being. From the aspect of their interest for PHE contents and possibilities for learning new sports, 72 % of the pupils stated that they are willing to try new and different sports. From the list of several sports including martial arts, the most unfamiliar sport for primary school children is badminton, followed by ping – pong and artistic gymnastics. Only 3% of the pupils are not familiar with martial arts. Martial arts were also quite popular between students. From suggested list of sports, 312 pupils are interested in karate, 223 pupils in wrestling and 136 pupils selected judo. Based on these results for student’s interests and positive effect and benefits that wrestling and other martial arts have on children’s development, we suggested several forms of implementation in current PHE curriculum.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 09:24
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 09:24
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18865

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