Study Regarding The Introduction of The Concept ”IAAF Kids' Athletics” in The Primary School in Physical Education Lessons
Keywords:athletics, pupils, primary school
AbstractThe International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) promoted in 2001 a new concept of athletics competition for children. The new concept represents the promotion of athletics as a game, all events being performed as team races or relay races. The points for all of the technical events (jumping, throwing) are calculated by adding each team member's performance. Considering the athletics are present in the school curriculum in all forms of education, this research started from the working hypothesis stating that the implementation of the strategy promoted by the concept "IAAF Kids' athletics" in the primary school physical education lessons could contribute to a major change in the children's understanding and practice of track and field events and to a much faster integration of all pupils. At the end of the research, the concept of team work was received very well by the pupils, the children forming real teams.
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