Teacher-child interaction, physical activities and motor competence in preschool age. (Master thesis)

Μπαμπαλή, Μαρία/ Bampali, Maria

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of teachers’ profile and Kindergartens’ characteristics on the preschools’ motor competence. The participants were 6 permanent teachers and 63 of their students, from public kindergarten schools in the Prefecture of Evros. The children’s motor competence was assessed with the assessment tool “Democritos movement Screening Tool for preschool children” (DEMOST- PRE). The teachers completed questionnaires which followed the method Discrete Choice Experiment (D.C.E.), in order to explore educational practices related to the teaching of physical activities. The questionnaires were distributed and collected over two weeks. The assessment of motor performance preceded the completion of the questionnaires and the measurements took place indoor Kindergartens, during the school program, under the same conditions. The results of the statistical analysis showed that the factors affecting children’s motor performance are only the “number of children in the classroom” and their “ability to go out in the yard daily or not”. For this reason, it is very important that the maximum number of children in the classroom be reduced in Greek kindergartens. Also, since children's exit has an essential role in their motor development, teachers should choose more often the play outdoors.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης. Σχολή Επιστημών Αγωγής. Τμήμα Επιστημών της Εκπαίδευσης στην Προσχολική Ηλικία
Subject classification: Motor ability in children
Keywords: Φυσική δραστηριότητα,Κινητική απόδοση,Κινητική επιδεξιότητα,Κινητικές δεξιότητες,Προσχολική ηλικία,Physical activity,Motor proficiency,Motor competence,Motor skills,Preschool age
URI: https://repo.lib.duth.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/11089
http://dx.doi.org/10.26257/heal.duth.9875
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