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Movement programmes as a means to learning readiness

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dc.contributor.advisor Krüger, D. Krog, Soezin 2010-08-17T12:52:05Z 2010-08-17T12:52:05Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Krog, Soezin (2010) Movement programmes as a means to learning readiness, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract Learning readiness is deficient in many first time school-going children. Learning readiness depends on a well-functioning neural network. Research has shown that movement as an early learning experience is necessary for optimal neural development. Presumably it is movement that activates the neural wiring in the brain. It influences neural organisation and stimulates the specific neurological systems required for optimal functioning and development of the brain. Some children are faced with motor proficiency deficits which may influence their learning and their readiness to learn. This study aimed at determining whether movement programmes are a means to promote and achieve learning readiness. A selected group of Grade two learners who participated in a specifically designed movement programme for ten weeks showed improvement in their levels of learning readiness based on their movement proficiency and academic level. Based on these findings, recommendations were made for the inclusion of movement in the school curriculum. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 116 leaves), ill.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Movement programmes en
dc.subject Learning readiness en
dc.subject Neurological development en
dc.subject Sensory motor system en
dc.subject Reflex system en
dc.subject Gross motor development en
dc.subject Movement
dc.subject.ddc 372.12640969
dc.subject.lcsh Early childhood education -- South Africa
dc.subject.lcsh Readiness for school
dc.subject.lcsh Motor ability in children
dc.title Movement programmes as a means to learning readiness en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies M Ed. (Guidance and Counselling)

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