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Title: The development and validation of a health-related fitness programme for forms 1 and 2 as an introduction to SEC PE
Authors: Mifsud, Gabrielle (2004)
Keywords: Physical education and training -- Malta
Education, Secondary -- Malta
Physical fitness -- Malta
Education, Secondary -- Malta
Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Mifsud, G. (2004). The development and validation of a health-related fitness programme for forms 1 and 2 as an introduction to SEC PE (Bachelor’s dissertation).
Abstract: Health-Related Fitness (HRF) forms part of the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) for Physical Education (PE), which was introduced in Malta in 2001. This study investigates the teaching of selected content of HRF using pedagogy of practice-based learning. This was aimed at giving students the opportunity to gain basic knowledge, understanding and skill of some HRF components that promote an informed choice on lifelong participation in physical activity and on SEC PE content. The first phase of this study involved the development of a HRF programme consisting of 14 experimental teaching units (ETUs) and corresponding worksheets (pre-test and post-test). A validation exercise was done to check the objectives and content of each ETU and the worksheets. The second phase involved the teaching of the ETUs and testing of the students before and after the ETUs. The learning gains of the students were analysed using t-tests and Rasch model analysis. This study showed that students in form 1 and 2 acquired significant learning gains on: the definition of health; personal hygiene and safety, as factors affecting health; diet and nutrients; speed; power; agility; flexibility; cardiovascular endurance; muscular strength and endurance, as well as body types, as a factor affecting performance. The Rasch Model Analysis revealed that the majority of the items in the ETUs were appropriate for the ability level of the students and hence, this HRF programme can be used in Form 1 and 2. The HRF content found in SEC PE is more extensive than HRF for National Curriculum Physical Education (NCPE). In order to provide students with a good knowledge base for this SEC PE section, the form 1 and 2 PE syllabii need to be revised and include a representative sample of HRF content knowledge and be more incline with SEC PE.
Description: B.ED.(HONS)
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