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López-Serrano, Sebastián; Ruiz-Ariza, Alberto; De La Torre-Cruz, Manuel; Martínez-López, Emilio J. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Recent studies and reviews have shown the positive effects of exergames (EXs) on physical activity (PA) and fitness in children and adolescents. Nevertheless, their effects on cognition have been scarcely explored, and no previous review has focussed on this relationship. The purpose of the research reported on here was to analyse the acute and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Game Based Learning, Video Games
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Alonso-Sanz, A.; Rueda, P.; Jardón, P. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
The research reported on here elaborated on the effects that images displayed on the walls have in schools as a variable in evaluating the educational quality. Mixed methods were used to analyse the images displayed on the walls of 27 classrooms to determine their provenance and authorship. The results show quantitative, qualitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Stimuli, Classroom Environment, School Culture
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Riveiro-Villodres, Laura Erundina; Blanco-Encomienda, Francisco Javier; Latorre-Medin, Maria José – South African Journal of Education, 2020
Modern society has plunged us into a maelstrom of telematics information with little control. Teachers from any field must be trained in order to pass on the confidence and values to withstand this media pressure to their students. To this end, one of the areas of knowledge on which greater emphasis should be placed is that related to emotional…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Music Teachers, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Maz-Machado, Alexander; Madrid, María José; León-Mantero, Carmen; Jiménez-Fanjul, Noelia – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study presents the perceptions of trainee teachers regarding the realisation of practical mathematical sessions to expand on the concepts that are taught in primary education using manipulatives. For a 4-month period, a practical session with the mentioned characteristics was carried out weekly with Year 1 students of the Primary Education…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Manipulative Materials, Elementary School Mathematics
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Lara-Porras, Ana María; Rueda-García, María del Mar; Molina-Muñoz, David – South African Journal of Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to analyse the students' performance in the mathematical competency aspect of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 tests and to compare 5 Spanish regions in this respect -- Navarra, Castile-León and Catalonia, with results above the national average; and Extremadura and Andalusia, with results…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Gutiérrez, María Puig; Cruz-Guzmán, Marta; Rodríguez-Marín, Fátima – South African Journal of Education, 2019
This study deals with detecting the difficulties that prospective teachers encounter in recognising and analysing children's ideas in the domains of social studies and science. It qualitatively analyses the reports written by 94 third-year Early Childhood Education degree students, while they were taking courses on "Teaching the natural…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Barriers, Childrens Attitudes
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Díez, Fernando; Iraurgi, Ioseba; Sanchez, Aurelio Villa – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The objective of this study is to contribute to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and their impact on schools in the Basque Country, Spain. Specifically, it analyses two models: the EFQM Excellence Model, which originated in the business world, and the Integrated Quality Project (IQP) Model, which has a humanistic focus and arose from an…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Models, Quality Assurance, Teacher Attitudes