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Exploring the Impact of a TPSR Program on Transference of Responsibility Goals within a Preschool Setting: An Action Research Study

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Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, School of Higher Education, 901-908 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
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Polytechnic Institute of Porto, School of Higher Education, inED Centre for Research and Innovation in Education, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
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CIEC—Research Centre on Child Studies, University of Minho, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(24), 9449; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249449
Received: 15 November 2020 / Revised: 8 December 2020 / Accepted: 9 December 2020 / Published: 17 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sport and Health)
The teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model has been extensively used in a vast array of settings. However, few TPSR studies have focused on preschool settings. The purpose of this action research study was to analyze the experiences of a program leader, her preschool children, and their parents throughout a TPSR program focused on transference of responsibility model goals. The participants were 25 preschool children, six parents, and a program leader involved in a preschool setting located in the north of Portugal. Data were collected through reflexive journaling, participant observations, semi-structured interviews, and focus group interviews. Findings suggest the TPSR model could be a useful instructional model for preschool teachers focused on providing social and emotional learning opportunities to their students. In order to foster transference, parents played a pivotal role in this process and were included in the intervention, which appeared to enhance life skill transfer. View Full-Text
Keywords: life skills; physical education; responsibility; emotional and social learning life skills; physical education; responsibility; emotional and social learning
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Santos, F.; Miguel, J.; Wright, P.M.; Sá, C.; Saraiva, L. Exploring the Impact of a TPSR Program on Transference of Responsibility Goals within a Preschool Setting: An Action Research Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 9449. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249449

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Santos F, Miguel J, Wright PM, Sá C, Saraiva L. Exploring the Impact of a TPSR Program on Transference of Responsibility Goals within a Preschool Setting: An Action Research Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(24):9449. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249449

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Santos, Fernando; Miguel, Jacinta; Wright, Paul M.; Sá, Cesar; Saraiva, Linda. 2020. "Exploring the Impact of a TPSR Program on Transference of Responsibility Goals within a Preschool Setting: An Action Research Study" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 24: 9449. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249449

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