Introduction: Studies on the relationships between body and learning processes are embedded in a broad area of research that studies the relationship between education and neuroscience (Gallese, 2006), investigating the neurophysiological (Iacoboni, 2005) and neuropsychological (LeDoux, 2002) mechanisms that regulate the bodily dimension of the person (Sibilio, 2002). The aim of the work is to analyze a possible relationship between the energy / calories expenditure (EE) of students of primary school and low secondary school and learning through the traditional teaching actions and the psychomotor-methodological ones. Methods: The study, carried out in 14 schools of the Province of Salerno, was conducted on a sample of 95 pupils (45F-50M) of an age ranging between 7 and 10 years and between 12 and 15 years. The instrument used for the detection of the EE is the SenseWare Armband, put on the right arm of the students. It records data on the EE calculated thanks to an exclusive and patented algorithm in different conditions and environments. Data have been collected firstly during teaching interventions based on the traditional methodology (frontal lesson) and, subsequently, during psychomotor activities inside the historical and spatial subject-areas. Results: The data emerged during the teaching activities were assessed in relationship with many variables as the method used, the sex of the student and the class he/she belonged to. Discussion: The expected results will allow to evaluate the possible relationship between the caloric expenditure and the teaching methods used. The meaning and aim of this research is to find a scientific justification to foster the active use of a psychomotor approach from which a learning process related to a healthy energy expenditure can take advantage. This can be the base on which to build up the wellness of the students of the Italian primary and low secondary school who currently spend most of his/her school life in a sedentary way.
|Titolo:||Energy expenditure and psycomotor and traditional teaching methodologies. A possible relationship?|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 Contributo in atti di convegno|
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