Self-concept and Cooperative Work: Assessment of a Program

By Xoana Reguera López de la Osa, Águeda Gutiérrez-Sánchez and Iago Portela-Pino.

Published by The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation

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This research arises from the need of promoting and consolidating efficient changes in the field of educational practice to improve the degree of performance of the students. With a view to breaking with traditional models centered on individualism and competitivity, students are given a high degree of prominence to make them feel involved in the education and learning process. A case study with a critical thinking outline is presented, involving Secondary students from a grant-aided school, and the academic perception of the self concept of the student body is studied. The practical prominence of Physical Education as a subject encourages the development of group dynamics and furthers an ongoing and cooperative learning and trainee-ship, being proposed as a proper educational method. This particular work along with gymnastic disciplines and the performance of choreographies demand a responsible implication on the part of the students. This design is focused on working with responsibility involving the students on the evaluation process through rubrics and clear objectives. The hypothesis formulated states that aiming for a common objective and working together as a group result in a more solid education and students become more motivated and engaged.

Keywords: Responsibility, Cooperative Work, Acrobatic Gymnastics

The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 23, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.11-26. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: October 20, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 488.897KB)).

Xoana Reguera López de la Osa

Professor, Department of Physical Education and Psychomotor, University of Vigo, Vigo, Galicia, Spain

Dr. Águeda Gutiérrez-Sánchez

Professor, Faculty of Education Sciences and Sports, University of Vigo, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain

Iago Portela-Pino

Graduated in Sport Science and Physical Activity. Faculty of Educational Sciences and Sports, University of Vigo, Pontevedra (Spain), Teaching , School Organization and Research Methods, University of Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain