The Effects of Coordination and Movement Education on Pre School Children's Basic Motor Skills Improvement

Mustafa Altinkök
2016 Universal Journal of Educational Research  
This research was conducted for the purpose of analyzing the effect of the movement education program through a 12-week-coordination on the development of basic motor movements of pre-school children. A total of 78 students of pre-school period, 38 of whom were in the experimental group and 40 of whom were in the control group, were incorporated into the study in line with their own consent after their families had also been informed. During the research period, the experimental research model
more » ... tal research model with a "pre-test -post-test control group" was used. In order to determine the effect of the movement education program through coordination on children; agility, swiftness, standing long jump tests as well as the tests concerned with throwing a tennis ball, sprinting (speed running), flexibility, vertical jump, and running coordination tests and flamingo balance motor performance tests were performed. In the analysis of the data, the "independent t" package program was used to find out the difference between the experimental and control groups, whereas to find out the experimental and control intra-group differences, the "paired samples t" statistical package program was used. As for the statistical resultsbetween the pre-test values of the groups and the pre-and post-test values of the control group, no significant difference was found in any of the variables, Whereas, between the post-test values of the groups and the pre-and post-test average values of the experimental group, significant differences at different levels were found in favour of the experimental group and the post-test during the motor performance tests. Consequently; it follows that the movement education program through coordination, which has been planned and prepared for long-term practices and in which children's activities during practices are enhanced, will enable pre-school children to develop their basic motor movements as well as bringing them to the point at which they will be available for the next upper educational degree as having ensured their psycho-motor development phases.
doi:10.13189/ujer.2016.040515 fatcat:qftoqatqwzconpc2dcdi6ypgou