This study presents a mixed measurement that assesses and identifies the contribution of movement activities to the development of Emotional Intelligence amongst students. A semester course, grounded in the SDM (‘Sherborne Developmental Movement’) theory was integrated in the curriculum of the Education Dept. in Tel-Hai Academic College in Northern Israel. It focuses on students’ awareness to the significance of movement in education, and aims to provide a basic frame for developing theoretical concepts in teaching movement in Early Childhood Education. The main teaching methods are experiential, based on theory review and research, as well as practical experiencing in movement with young children. Participants are first and second year students in the Dept. of Education, which are completing a BA degree in Education. Based on previous studies (Tilstone, 1998; Weis & Arnesen, 2007) we assumed that experiencing SDM will contribute to the modification of Emotional Intelligence amongst participants, and by that contribute to students’ learning and teaching processes. Research findings indicated that SDM activities contributed to the development of emotional intelligence competencies. Qualitative results suggest that the experience of movement contributed to student’s perception and expression of self-emotional states, self-emotional integration and facilitation, emotional understanding and reasoning, and self-emotional management. Quantitative data indicate a change in the correlations from pre to post program between the emotional Intelligence scales, highlighting the significant correlations between Regulation and Management of emotions in post- phase. Finally, a parallel process was identified between SDM stages and Emotional Intelligence competencies.
|Keywords:||Movement Education, Emotional Intelligence, Higher Education|
Lecturer, Department of Education, Tel Hai Acadic College, Ohalo Academic College, Rakefet, Israel
LECTURER, Education, Tel Hai Academic College, Moledet, Israel
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