Teachers and Students Opinions of Physical Education Classes in High School

This paper reflects the views of teachers and students about the physical education classes in high school, with the aim of describing the most relevant aspects of those lessons from the approach to curriculum reform “Ethics, Aesthetics and Citizenship”. The opinion of teachers and students were col...

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Main Authors: Portillo-Torres, Mauricio Cristhian, Hernández-Quesada, Óscar, Quirós-Quirós, Hannia
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
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Published: Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Educación (CIDE) 2016
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Online Access: http://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/EDUCARE/article/view/7826
http://hdl.handle.net/11056/13099
Summary: This paper reflects the views of teachers and students about the physical education classes in high school, with the aim of describing the most relevant aspects of those lessons from the approach to curriculum reform “Ethics, Aesthetics and Citizenship”. The opinion of teachers and students were collected through eight focus groups in four of the country’s educational regions (Alajuela, Cartago, Pérez Zeledón, Central San José). In all, 38 teachers and 27 students participated; each focus group lasted about an hour. The information collected was digitalized, categorized and analyzed using the program Atlas.ti7. The results show that physical education classes changed in a positive way. This is reflected in the diversity of activities that take place in the classroom. However, teachers and students express concern on how to design, implement and evaluate projects in the subject.