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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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BENETTI, Idonézia Collodel et al. Psicomotricity and development: conceptions and experiences of pre-school teachers in the northern amazon. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.18, n.2, pp. 588-607. ISSN 1808-4281.

Psychomotricity is present in all stages of life, but it is highlighted during childhood, since it is at this time when the psychomotor functions begin to develop. This research, exploratory, descriptive and qualitative in nature, aims at verifying the perception of eight preschool teachers on psychomotricity and early childhood education. For this purpose, a semi-structured interview script was used, whose results were analyzed under the thematic-categorical optics of Bardin Content Analysis. The categories defined were: teachers' perceptions about the relationship between motor skills and early childhood education, psychomotor activities worked on and aspects/facilitators work in the area. As for the psychomotor activities developed, it was possible to verify that the teachers had difficulties to conceptualize certain psychomotor functions, mainly in relation to the spatial orientation. With regard to the facilitating and hindering aspects, it was possible to perceive that some teachers have a better condition to develop psychomotor activities and others stated that they rely on the creativity to deal with the lack of materials.

Keywords : psychomotricity; development; teachers; pre-school education.

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