Pre-school Physical Education

Course Information
TitleΠροσχολική Φυσική Αγωγή / Pre-school Physical Education
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000611

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 26
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course addresses the basic principles of preschool education and the perceptions related to the development of psychomotor skills and the education of preschool children. The aim of the course is to teach and design appropriate motor play activities that enhance language, social, cognitive and motor skills, as well as the health and good physical condition of preschool children. Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to: • understand the basic skills of psychomotor development so that they can plan a program of motor play activities based on the educational needs of preschool children. • have knowledge of the instruments assessing the psychomotor development of preschool children so that they can assess the level of skills of each student and establish the objectives of the course. • understand the effects of different environmental conditions (economic-social, educational level of parents) on the psychomotor development of children and to be able to offer an equal learning environment to all children. • identify the different expectations of the social environment based on the sex of the child and the consequences for the development of their gross and fine motor skills. • propose and implement appropriate physical education programs setting long-term and short-term goals that will meet the real requirements and capabilities of children of this age.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Preschool Education. The role of preschool education in child development. The role of Preschool Physical Education in motor development. Importance of acquiring correct motor patterns during the critical preschool age. -Psychomotor therapy. Learning through movement. Learning motor activities in order to improve and control mobility, understanding body shape, concepts of space, time and rhythm. - Exercise programs for the improvement and development of gross and fine motor skills.  Learning exercises for perception of body shape, distinction of the two body sides, orientation in space, visual and hearing perception.  The role of the teacher. Teaching methods. Play activities for team simulation. - Movement paly activities. Play activities adaptied to the needs and abilities of preschool children. - Plan and apply of a daily program (short-term and long-term goals, appropriate planning, activities according to the possibilities of the children and the available space, determination of intensity and duration, prioritization of materials according to the burden). - Instruments and materials. Use of everyday materials in play and exercise activities. Adaptation of "fixed" and portable instruments suitable for preschool age.
psychomotor development, preschool education, learning mothods, play
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βενετσάνου, Φ. (2014). Γυμνάζοντας Παιδιά Προσχολικής Ηλικίας. Εκδ. Σάλτο. Zimmer, R. (2007). Εγχειρίδιο Ψυχοκινητικής. Εκδ. ΧΡ.ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ - ΑΙΜ.ΓΟΛΕΜΗΣ Ο.Ε.
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