When we were clumsy: Some memories of Spaniard adults who were low skilled in Physical Education at School

Ruiz Pérez, Luis Miguel and Palomo Nieto, Miriam and Gómez Ruano, Miguel Ángel and Navia Manzano, José Antonio (2018). When we were clumsy: Some memories of Spaniard adults who were low skilled in Physical Education at School. "Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management", v. 5 (n. 1); pp. 30-36. ISSN 2373-2156. https://doi.org/10.15640/jpesm.v5n1a4.

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Title: When we were clumsy: Some memories of Spaniard adults who were low skilled in Physical Education at School
Author/s:
  • Ruiz Pérez, Luis Miguel
  • Palomo Nieto, Miriam
  • Gómez Ruano, Miguel Ángel
  • Navia Manzano, José Antonio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management
Date: June 2018
ISSN: 2373-2156
Volume: 5
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Low motor competence; Life Experiences; Adults; Physical Education; Learning
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

One of the least commented and hidden aspect in Physical Education and Sport (PE&S)is the presence of low skilled students who are not able to learn satisfactorily the skills of their programs. The study of motor clumsiness has been confined to the therapeutic field. Thus, physical education teachers have accepted that problems of low motor competence were a matter of lack of motivation. This study presents the memories of adults who were low skilled in physical education classes when they were schoolchildren. The study included ten adults aged 25 to 56 who openly declared themselves as clumsy in the PE classes. They responded voluntarily to an interview related to their experiences, feelings and cognitions in these classes. The results showed that for these adults PE&S classes were experienced negatively, generating feelings of humiliation, indifference or rejection. Their teachers and classmates did not help to solve this problem, on the contrary they were part of the problem being a source of anxiety and difficulty. It can be said that these students were ignored by their teachers as well as that were mistreated by them and their peers. As a conclusion, PE&S subject should assume the presence of these students in their classes and to offer a teaching approach that help them to overcome their lack of competence with enriching experiences, adapting tasks and specific teacher’s methodologies.

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Item ID: 54799
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54799/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54799
DOI: 10.15640/jpesm.v5n1a4
Official URL: http://jpesm.com/vol-5-no-1-june-2018-abstract-4-jpesm
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Feb 2020 09:52
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 07:46
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