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Physical education impact on cognitive skills training to primary schools pupils, the thesis of the doctor of pedagogical sciences

Author: Gheţiu Adelina
Degree:doctor of pedagogics
Speciality: 13.00.04 - Theory and Methodology of Physical Education, Sport Training and Physical Culture of Recuperation
Scientific adviser: Petru Demcenco
doctor, associate professor (docent), The State University of Physical Education and Sports
Scientific consultant: Svetlana Goncearuc
doctor, professor, The State University of Physical Education and Sports
Institution: The State University of Physical Education and Sports


The thesis was presented on the 20 April, 2017
Approved by NCAA on the 31 May, 2017


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CZU 796.0+37.03:373.3(043.2)

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171 pages


cognitive skills; Physical Education; motive activity; motive training; motive tests; cognitive tests; modernized curriculum in Physical Education; morphofunctional skills, psychomotor skills, cross-correlation


The structure of the thesis: annotation in 3 languages; introduction; 3 chapters; conclusions and recommendations; bibliography-290 source; 7 annexes; 142 page of the main text; 32 drawings; 21 tables. The results were published in 7 scientific papers.

Research interests: Pedagogical Sciences.

Research purpose: theoretical and experimental foundation of modernized physical education process impact on the formation of students' cognitive skills in elementary education institutions in rural areas.

Research objectives:

1. Studying theory, methodology and existing achievements on the issue of cross-correlation of physical education with cognitive skills training to students of elementary school in rural areas.

2. The sociological research on the teachers-practitioners level on the issue studied and developing experimental tests and the criteria for identifying physical and intellectual development of students of elementary school at this stage.

3. Developing model of cross-correlation of Physical Education - cognitive skills and upgraded program in Physical Education (elementary school).

4. Arguing upgraded physical education program's impact on cognitive skills training to pupils in primary education.

Scientific novelty is that at conceptual and theoretical level has designed a cross-correlation model of Physical Education and cognitive skills for students in elementary education areas, determining their motive activity weekly and help to increase their cognitive skills.

Important scientific problem solved in the field of research is to address complex psychomotor and cognitive skills training to elementary school students by organizing non-traditional Physical Education in the educational process, which has helped to raise their intellectual training.

Theoretical importance lies in the foundation of theoretical and applied a new model of cross-correlation of Physical Education with cognitive competences of student in elementary schools in rural areas, elucidating directions of development of psychological complexes resistance, needed at this age for attention, perception, memory, thinking and imagination.

Applied value of the paper is that Physical Education in the regimen of academic time with playful guidance for students in elementary school in rural areas, contribute to their motive development sufficiently for age and indirectly through enhanced functionality of natural systems of the body, affecting the sustainable improvement and effective of cognitive skills for their intellectual development.

Implementation of scientific results. The research results have been implemented in the educational process in schools and high schools in rural areas of Ialoveni district, Moldova, as well as study programs of the department TMCF the faculty of pedagogy of USEFS and the Department USEFS continuous training of teachers in educational institutions.