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Friday, Oct 08 2021

Physical Education in schools has benefits in students

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In so many schools in the planet, a very commun subject is PE, Physical Education, there are a lot of people that think this subject should be erased from the school program, but they don’t know that PE in schools has a lot of positives effects on kids. One of the principal effects is that sport help in their development, they grow up more healthy and strong. Also doing PE in schools help them to have a lot more of concentration, discipline and security on themselves. Another of the positive effects that this subject has on children is that they develop so much social skills, and they learn how to work in group without fighting and in a healthy way. If the kids do sport at school it helps in their nature, they start being more friendly and less aggressive. There are a lot more of points that show that doing PE and sport at school help the children and is worth doing it, and i honestly think PE is as important as math, science and history.

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  1. Hay evidencia científica de los beneficios de implementar el área de EF en los centros educativos, como ejemplo te expongo tres artículos
    Faigenbaum, A. D., Bush, J. A., McLoone, R. P., Kreckel, M. C., Farrell, A., Ratamess, N. A., & Kang, J. (2015). Benefits of strength and skill-based training during primary school physical education. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 29(5), 1255-1262.
    En este artículo señala que la presencia de la Educación Física en las clases genera beneficios tanto en la salud como en las aptitudes del alumnado, hay mejoras en la capacidad aeróbica y a nivel muscular.

    Bailey, R. (2006). Physical education and sport in schools: A review of benefits and outcomes. Journal of school health, 76(8), 397-401

    En este otro el autor señala que La educación física en la escuela además de potenciar el desarrollo de habilidades de movimiento y competencias físicas contribuyen también a la mejora de las habilidades sociales, la autoestima, al desarrollo académico y cognitivo.

    Sollerhed, A. C., & Ejlertsson, G. (2008). Physical benefits of expanded physical education in primary school: findings from a 3‐year intervention study in Sweden. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports, 18(1), 102-107.
    La ampliación de las clases de educación física podría aumentar el estado físico tanto de los niños con sobrepeso como de los niños con peso normal, en particular la aptitud aeróbica.


    Lleixà Arribas, T. (1989). Physical education at school: towards a curricular project. Notes. Physical Education and Sports, 16-17, 48-51.

    Carrel AL, Clark RR, Peterson SE, Nemeth BA, Sullivan J, Allen DB. Improvement of physical fitness, body composition, and insulin senstivity in overweight children in a school- based exercise program: a randomized controlled study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2005; 159:963-8.

    Comments on the articles:

    The first article shows the importance of the discipline of physical education over time, since it has always been considered as a recreational subject, but with the passage of time it has given rise to contemplating it from a pedagogical point of view.

    In the school reality, the programming of the subject of physical education is far from the usual programming with respect to other disciplines. In the teachers’ position, they organize their sessions by improvising, with an intuitive behavior, carrying out activities independently of objectives, contents, methodologies or evaluation approaches.

    In this first article we show a research of “Kneer”, in which the results of the teachers’ questionnaire obtain a form of progressive programming and the scarce usefulness of the writing of the session plan.

    In the second article, he discusses the fact that small group physical education classes provide important health benefits.

    Children enrolled in fitness-oriented fitness classes showed greater body fat loss, increased cardiovascular fitness, and improved fasting insulin levels than control subjects.

    The modification of the school physical education curriculum demonstrates that small, but consistent, changes in the amount of physical activity have beneficial effects on body composition, fitness, and insulin levels in children.

    Limited evidence in the literature supports a beneficial, though possibly limited, impact of physical education on children’s health. Smaller class sizes included a personalized curriculum in which skills were taught with a student-teacher ratio of 2:1.

    Ultimately, this study helps support the beneficial effects of higher quality of instruction during physical education on children’s health.

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