Special Issue "Selected Papers from V International Congress on Research on Didactics of Physical Education"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2020).

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Dr. Pedro Valdivia-Moral
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Faculty of Education. Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Body Expression, University of Granada, Granada 18071, Spain
Interests: Didactics of Physical Education; Coeducation; Sport Psychology; Healthy Lifestyle; New Teaching Methologies
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Dear colleagues,

One of the essential requirements to be a qualified professional in Physical Education is to update skills and re-train on them. Many events are available annually to the educational community (teachers, students, and researchers) to continue their professional training.

The 5th International Congress on Research and Didactics of Physical Education (https://sites.google.com/go.ugr.es/5-congreso-addijes-2020) is organized with this purpose. It is a continuation of the previous event and tries to combine students’ initiation to research and educational practice with the experience of professionals who are currently working in this area, providing an important learning process to carry out their professional work efficiently and competently.

This event is organized by the non-profit association ADDIJES, in collaboration with the Faculty of Educational Sciences of Granada and the Departments of Didactics of Musical, Artistic and Corporal Expression of the University of Jaén and Granada, and with the support of the research groups HUM 653, HUM 238, HUM 727, and HUM 1020. The organization aims to create a flexible, close, dynamic, serious, functional, and updated Congress which gives special attention to the participants.

The 5th International Congress on Research and Didactics of Physical Education will be held on 19–20 March 2020 in the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the University of Granada (Granada, Spain).

Prof. Dr. Pedro Valdivia-Moral
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Cross-Sectional Study of Self-Concept and Gender in Relation to Physical Activity and Martial Arts in Spanish Adolescents during the COVID-19 Lockdown
Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(8), 210; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10080210 - 13 Aug 2020
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The COVID-19 lockdown has negatively affected individuals’ welfare. However, there has been no research published heretofore about the levels of self-concept (SC) in adolescents, nor how having practised martial arts (MA) or any physical activity (PA) before the lockdown may have influenced the [...] Read more.
The COVID-19 lockdown has negatively affected individuals’ welfare. However, there has been no research published heretofore about the levels of self-concept (SC) in adolescents, nor how having practised martial arts (MA) or any physical activity (PA) before the lockdown may have influenced the SC in that time. Hence, this study aimed to analyze some demographic, physical, and psychosocial parameters in Spanish adolescents throughout the COVID-19 quarantine through a cross-sectional investigation, establishing correlations among these factors. Methods: The present study had a descriptive, comparative, and cross-sectional design. The sample comprised of 54 (39.7%) male and 82 (60.3%) female Spanish adolescents aged 12–18 (M = 14.49; SD = 1.80). An ad-hoc questionnaire collected sociodemographic data; the self-concept Form 5 (AF5) questionnaire obtained data on SC dimensions. Results: There were some differences among the SC dimensions, with family and academic dimensions having higher values than the physical and emotional ones. Females’ academic SC was higher than that of males (p = 0.019). The practice of PA before the lockdown was positively associated with physical (p < 0.001) and social (p = 0.012) SC, yet there was no significant association between the previous practice of MA and SC (p > 0.050). Conclusions: the findings suggest that the COVID-19 lockdown negatively affected Spanish adolescents by decreasing their total SC and some dimensions of it, although PA may buffer psychological harmfulness in adolescents. Full article
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Emotional Education for the Development of Primary and Secondary School Students Through Physical Education: Literature Review
Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(8), 192; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10080192 - 23 Jul 2020
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Emotions are embedded in the everyday life of every individual. In the same way their emotions are immersed in their cultural legacy, they are conditioned by behaviors that cannot be separated from an educational context. In this sense, physical education (PE) has been [...] Read more.
Emotions are embedded in the everyday life of every individual. In the same way their emotions are immersed in their cultural legacy, they are conditioned by behaviors that cannot be separated from an educational context. In this sense, physical education (PE) has been reported as a school subject that facilitates the emotional expression of primary and secondary school students. Thus, it seems to be important to understand how applied methodologies that enhance emotional education in this context help to develop students’ skills regarding emotional management. In this context, 18 articles were selected from the Web of Science (WoS) under robust inclusion and exclusion criteria, which posteriorly were categorized and deeply analyzed. Results show that PE creates a favorable scenario for the expression of emotions. However, there is not sufficient evidence regarding emotional education methodologies that can be applied by PE teachers in their classes to improve primary and secondary students’ management of emotions. It has been concluded that more proposals based on scientific evidence in this field are required. Full article
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Sport and Its Relationship with Oncology in Future Primary Education Teachers
Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(6), 167; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10060167 - 23 Jun 2020
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This essay is aimed at analyzing the existing relationships between oncological problems and sport in future primary education teachers. This relationship was validated and confirmed by realizing a factorial analysis using an ad hoc-created Likert scale. To come up to certain conclusions, a [...] Read more.
This essay is aimed at analyzing the existing relationships between oncological problems and sport in future primary education teachers. This relationship was validated and confirmed by realizing a factorial analysis using an ad hoc-created Likert scale. To come up to certain conclusions, a non-experimental, descriptive, explanatory and correlational investigation process was carried out. The instrument used to collect the data have been made through Likert scale, which was validated in contents and with an excellent Cronbach’s alpha (0.952). The validity of construct was made with factorial analysis exploratory (KMO (0.722), Bartlett (0.000), determinant (3.266E−23)). Three different samples have been taken from 900 students (years 2017–2018–2019), being 896 subjects for research. Those persons were students from the fourth year of primary education degree at University of Jaen. The Kruskal–Wallis test allows us to keep the null hypothesis and make the P of Pearson. As a conclusion, we emphasize that there is a relationship between oncological problems and sport and future primary teachers should be informed about this relationship, as well as the importance of cancer and bones tumors and their relationship with sport, the media used to train in oncological problems may be less important. Full article
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Analysis of Yoga as an Inclusive Sport in Educational Contexts
Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(6), 162; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10060162 - 17 Jun 2020
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Yoga is a growing sport in our current society, but we know little about it; what repercussions it has, what benefits its practice brings, repercussions in the educational environment, etc. Therefore, the objective of the article was to analyze if it is possible [...] Read more.
Yoga is a growing sport in our current society, but we know little about it; what repercussions it has, what benefits its practice brings, repercussions in the educational environment, etc. Therefore, the objective of the article was to analyze if it is possible to design a scale of perception that relates yoga, teacher training, sport, benefits of yoga, and inclusive sport. The objective was to analyze and demonstrate the relationship between variables determining how the academic performance of the students can be improved, since the practice of yoga influences on diverse areas that cause changes at brain level in the students, and it can lead to better attentiveness, memory, etc. For this, a descriptive, explanatory, and correlational research project has been carried out with a quantitative methodology. The analysis sample was made up of 1575 subjects, distributed as follows: 1191 students of the Degree in Primary Education of the University of Jaén (from first to fourth course) and 384 teachers corresponding to different public centers of the province of Jaén. In order to investigate the objective, an operational table was created to construct the Likert scale. The original scale consisted of 20 items reporting an alpha of 0.826, we achieved a reduction of four items, with a higher reliability (0.846), divided into five different dimensions. Likewise, construct validity was checked from a factorial analysis (KM0 = 0.787, Bartlett 0.000). The results of the research have been satisfactory, given that when analyzing the variables proposed in the initial objective, a high degree of correlation has been obtained between them, which supposes, applying it to the educational scope, a great incentive to carry it out in the educational centers, and, therefore, to improve the academic, personal, and social performance of the student. Full article
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