EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHERS’ TEACHING EXPERIENCES ON MOTOR DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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2022-6-13
Yüksel, Burcu
The major focus of the current study was to examine how the motor development of preschool children was supported by their early childhood education teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic through online education. An online survey was applied to collect data from the participants across Turkey. The participants of the study were 294 (291 women and 3 men) early childhood educators who work in a private school. Descriptive statistics (mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage) were used to analyze the data. According to the result of this study, 46.3% of teachers reported that online education is not appropriate to support the motor development of preschool children at all. Furthermore, during the COVID-19 pandemic and online education process, 45.9% and 42.2% of them observed no regression or progress in gross and fine motor skills of preschool children respectively. The findings of the study highlighted that online education with preschool children is a difficult process and it needs to be revised.

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B. Yüksel, “EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TEACHERS’ TEACHING EXPERIENCES ON MOTOR DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.