Analysis of the implementation of the physical education subject content in the natural environment
Adam Jurczak, Karol Görner, Michał Spieszny, Janusz Zieliński, Wojciech Duma
Physical education teachers chose natural terrain in proximity of their school as a venue for their classes in only 0,6% of cases, which essentially lowered the health and fitness values of physical education. The types of classes differed little between boys and girls, which demonstrates that the quality of physical education in schools is poor. Moreover, the inconsiderable amount of activities in natural environment means that physical education teaches little and is not modern. Types of lessons in all groups were similar and the more senior the students are, the less activities in natural environment they perform. During the winter no classes in natural terrain were taught, but the amount of such classes is not significantly higher during spring and autumn. The lack of classes in natural environment in the winter and the insignificant amount of them during the rest of the year does not suffice to meet young people‘s health and developmental needs.
Jurczak, A., Gorner, K., Spieszny, M., Zielinski, J., & Duma, W. (2014). Analysis of the implementation of the physical education subject content in the natural environment. Journal of Outdoor Activities, 8(1), 6–13.