The importance of sports education in the primary school: An experimental pedagogical project


  • Davide Di Palma Parthenope University, Italy
  • Salvatore Iovino Parthenope University, Italy
  • Antonio Ascione Parthenope University, Italy



Sports education, School context, Experimental pedagogy, Motor and sports sciences


The educational role of sport in the various socio-relational contexts is now an internationally consolidated reality; however, in the Italian school context, especially at primary level, sports activity still does not have the possibility to express all its pedagogical potential. In this regard, this research work aims at proving the ability to develop indispensable skills for a complete growth of children, through a pedagogical experimental project in the field of motor-sports education at school level. This research work involves a heterogeneous class of a primary school, and was carried out within a limited period of time during school hours. Its outcomes confirm the basic hypothesis, and are proposed as a solid basis for future studies in experimental pedagogy applied to the field of motor and sports sciences.


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Di Palma, D., Iovino, S., & Ascione, A. (2019). The importance of sports education in the primary school: An experimental pedagogical project. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(5proc), S1908-S1924.

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