Application of an Observation System in the Practice of Psychomotor Circuits in Early Education
Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala
Numerous authors point out the importance of psychomotor education during the early stages as a means to achieve progress in the cognitive, social, aff ective -emotional, and physical fi elds. In Venezuela, which is the focus of this study, early education teachers have to deal with the reality of lacking offi cial studies that tackle in full this fi eld of knowledge. The current job pretends to off er evidence about the benefi ts of teachers training in the psychomotor area. It describes an
... It describes an observation study made on two initial stages physical education teachers. The teachers conducted a training course on psychomotor circuits and were observed after this period to check the changes in their teaching practice. The study analyzes their practice from three perspectives: teacher's attitude, the management of spaces and resources in the psychomotricity room and the communication with the student. An ideographic follow-up and multidimensional design was carried out. To make the observation, an ad hoc estimation scale was created base on the instrument designed by Camps (2008) . The observation was made by 9 teachers from the center during four sessions. The calculated statistics (Cronbachs alpha = 0.8 and CCI= 0.871) guarantee the observation system and the positive evolution in the teaching practice.