Physical activities in alternative environments implemented at physical education classes -case of Macedonian primary schools

Klincarov, Ilija and Popeska, Biljana (2019) Physical activities in alternative environments implemented at physical education classes -case of Macedonian primary schools. In: 30th FIEP World Congress, 14th FIEP European Congress, 2nd FIEP Congress Catalunia -Sport, Physical Education and Scenic art as tools for social transformation, 27-29 June 2019, Barcelona, Spain. (Submitted)


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The quality of physical and health education process is determined by many factors. Despite the quality of teacher work and curriculum design, availability of adequate material facilities and resources is one of the key elements of quality delivery of PE. The lack of material resources for realization of quality PE teaching process is one of the main problems not only in our, but also in other European countries (Eurydice, 2013). Finding different solutions for implementation of physical activities in alternative environments could be some of possible solutions to overcome the existing problems with material bases. The purpose of the study was to determine the current situation with material facilities for sport and physical education in our primary schools, available sport bases in local community and conditions for outdoor activities in order to achieve quality PE in elementary stage of primary education. Based on previous analyses, it could be concluded that current PHE curriculum is mainly oriented on activities that use indoor facilities. On the other hand, the structure of nature in Macedonia gives many possibilities for outdoor sports. Considering these facts and the lack of material facilities for sport in schools, the focus on PHE activities should be transferred from indoor to outdoor. The possibilities of local community and nature (near parks, open playgrounds, thematic parks for driving bicycles, rollers, open – air fitness playgrounds, open – air tennis and badminton courts) could be successfully used for the purposes of PHE. Additionally, the benefit from such use will not be just implementation of different contents of dynamical PE activities in nature and open air but will be also beneficial from the aspect of holistic and integrative learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Biljana Popeska
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 08:24
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 08:24

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