Study on the Implementation of Theoretical Notions in the Online PE Lesson during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Laurenţiu-Gabriel TALAGHIR, Bogdan OLARU, Teodora-Mihaela ICONOMESCU, Mihail-Cristian RUS

Abstract


Objective: The aim of this research is to analyse the use of the practical component within the online PE lesson during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Design: A number of 400 PE teachers from 9 counties of Romania were interviewed in connection with the online PE lesson during the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, the proposed questionnaire contains two parts: one in which demographic data is requested and one containing 14 items requesting the specialized opinion regarding the online PE lesson. The likert scale was used in order to construct 5 answer options for each of the 14 items.

Results: Teachers who said they approach these elements "Very Much" or "A lot" are below 3.6%. Those who answered that they approach them "Enough" are still quite few when it comes to learning/strengthening motor skills specific to sports games (8%), but their number increases when it comes to speed (17.3%) and endurance (22.8%). One may also notice that the sum of the percentages “A Little” + “Not at all” of the teachers who answered that they approach these three elements is over 71%. (77.6% speed, 71.5% endurance, 97.3% motor skills specific to sports games).

Conclusion: Teachers’ answers indicate the fact that, in the online PE lesson, motor skills are developed, with an increased emphasis on strength, dexterity and flexibility.


Keywords


Covid-19 pandemic, PE lesson, the practical component, motor skills, strength, dexterity, flexibility

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