ERIC Number: ED029684
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Publication Date: 1968
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Psychomotor Education - Theory and Practice.
Naville, Suzanne; Blom, Gaston E.
This presentation introduced the theory and practice of psychomotor education as developed by de Ajuriaguerra and Naville at the University of Geneva. Some overlap of their concepts and principles with perceptual motor training methods occurred in the United States, according to the authors. The focus of the theoretical discussion integrated developmental and personality concepts from psychoanalytic theory and Piaget cognitive theory. Four "practical" aspects of psychomotor education were also discussed: (1) its structure, which included basic elements of motoricity, body ego, organization in time and space, and education through movement; (2) its indications in psychomotor disorders, which included motor debility, inhibition, and hyperactivity; (3) its application in practice; and (4) some pedagogical considerations. It was noted that training procedures modify body motor symptoms and signs and make possible the use of the body in emotional expression, social relationships, and the development of body skills. Further research was suggested to establish more clearly the relationship between mental and motor development. (JS)
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Sponsor: Grant Foundation, New York, NY.
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