Ecuador began with the construction of the new Physical Education curriculum that included an increase from 2 to 5 hours in the Basic General Education stage as a result of ministerial resolution 0041-14 in 2014. Faced with this significant curricular change, we decided to analyze what Perception students have about Physical Education and how important it is, comparing their responses according to age. It was a cross-sectional study of a comparative type, in which two questionnaires were used: the CAEF (Questionnaire on Attitude towards Physical Education) by Moreno, Rodríguez and Gutiérrez (2003) and the IEF (Scale of Importance and Utility granted by the student to Physical Education) by Moreno, González-Cutre and Ruiz (2009). The study sample was 190 students between 9 to 12 years from different schools located in Quito-Ecuador. The primary outcomes that arise from the research are that students give Physical Education a significant level of importance and believe that theoretical exams are not the best approach to evaluate Physical Education. Interestingly, among the youngest students to pass Physical Education is an easy task.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Iberoamericana de Psicologia del Ejercicio y el Deporte|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Applied Psychology