n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Self-assessment of sports-motor skills for will-be nursery and elementary teachers in Italy

Volume 3, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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The present academic Italian system in force as of 2011-2012, describing again the didactic-disciplinary features of the degree course of Science of Primary Education, in response to the formative needs that appear in the nursery and primary Italian school, making more and more use of qualified teachers, raises the issue of the importance that in the curricula of future teachers there should be both knowledge and skills that relate to different fields among including the motor-sport field. This research aims to evaluate, through a multiple-choice questionnaire, the way the first year students of the Degree Course in Primary Formation Sciences perceive their own basic skills regarding sports-motor activities and analyze if the students are able or unable to make an appropriate self-assessment. At the end of the theoretical course of the first semester, each student has been given a questionnaire on the motor autobiography composed of seven closed-questions concerning: . A high percentage of students has considered their posture (50%) and structure of body schema incorrect (69%). A significant percentage has considered themselves unable to evaluate their own motor skills at the end of the theoretical course; this makes more necessary and important a change of docimology perspective on the courses of didactics of motor activities. After the experience of self-assessment of sports-motor skills, students will have the opportunity to attend the specific laboratory of psychomotor activities implementing the theoretical knowledge during the degree course modifying them in a practical knowledge through laboratory teaching.

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