88527 - Workshop Activities: Teaching and Teaching Methodology for Motor Activity (ABCD)

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  • Teacher Andrea Ceciliani

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Primary teacher education (cod. 8540)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

The laboratory program is oriented towards contents related to education through the body and movement as an educational framework for the person.

The laboratory will present a series of educational situations based on the concepts of embodied education. The aim is to involve the students in a series of experiences where body-movement, sensory-motor functions and cognitive functions will be integrated, continuously, into intentional activities based on discovery and problem solving.

Attention, concentration, control, awareness, decision and evaluation , will be constantly involved inspecific tasks , or tasks freely chosen or referable to personal intuitions.

Through this approach we will start from spontaneous motility, based on basic motor patterns, to reach general motor skills and, for the children of the last primary school classes, to play oriented sports skills (non-specialized play activity).

Within the contents will be proposed  inclusive educational situations based on motivational climate to the competence  and motivational orientation to the task, as strategies respectful of the single person.  


Ceciliani, A. (2020) L'educazione motoria nella scuola primaria. Roma: Carocci

Hand-notes provided by the teacher.

MIUR National Indication 2012 for the first cycle of instruction.

Websites related to: http://memoesperienze.comune.modena.it/movimparo/ http://uef.istruzioneer.it/pubblicazioni/



Pesce, C. et al, (2015) Joy of moving. Perugia: Calzetti Mariucci

Teaching methods

Experimental laboratory based on reflexive and shared psycho-motor participation.

Students will be involved in the application of the following teaching strategies:

- productive styles and reproductive styles.

- multilateral (extensive and intensive) and multi-purpose approach. - oriented or restricted settings.

- playful approach, for the consolidation of basic skills, through different types of game: deliberate, luck, paradoxical and asymmetric.

- transversal play approach to team sports.

Assessment methods

Learning will be verified through the following tools:

a) observation of students, by the teacher, during the workshop.

b) self-assessment questionnaire completed by the students at the beginning of the laboratory, before the break and at the end of the laboratory.

c) production of a summary dossier on the activities carried out. The dossier will be on two levels: personal dossier (obligatory for all), group's dossier (optional)

Teaching tools

Appropriate sport facilities.

Specific gym or sport tools (wall-bar, hoops, sticks, balls, mats, etc.). Fortune tools. Fantasy tools.

Alphabetic and numerical cards, maps, orienteering maps, puzzles, for interdisciplinary activities and games related to knowledge and contents of other teaching subjects (Italian, mathematics, geography, sciences, etc.).

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Ceciliani