Dynamics Of Mental Performance Of Fifth-Form Pupils And Ways To Improve It

Elena Zakharova
2020 unpublished
Over the past decades there has been a tendency for the health of schoolchildren to deteriorate. Many factors contribute to this, among them are heavy workloads at school and at home, classes in the system of supplementary education, high level of stress due to exams, an increase in the length of time spent on working with a computer, etc. As a result of this, in particular, there is a decrease in physical and mental performance of schoolchildren. In our study a special set of exercises has
more » ... f exercises has been developed and tested that enhance or restore mental performance on the example of the fifth-form pupils. The experimental verification of the complex of kinesiological and breathing exercises has yielded positive results, increasing the mental ability on an average by 14% (up to 25% in some children) within a short time. The results allow us to recommend the proposed complex for the use by teachers and schoolchildren. We have also made recommendations for teachers and parents on the characteristics of the dynamics of mental performance of the fifth-formers, associated with individual peculiarities of their nervous system. They can use these recommendations in the educational process to improve its quality.
doi:10.15405/epsbs.2020.12.04.115 fatcat:dns233re4ra27d6ljchxzhlepy