Online physically active academic lessons in COVID-19 times: A pilot study

Teach Teach Educ. 2022 Aug;116:103750. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2022.103750. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Abstract

Schools play an important role in promoting physical activity among students. This paper studies the perception of educators, students, and parents about the use of online physically active academic lessons during COVID-19 in the north of Chile. Starting the first week of November 2020, and for a period of five weeks, 323 students, alongside 11 educators, practiced a geometry-based dance routine online. The qualitative analysis results reveal a positive perception of the experience and an increase in physical activity without reducing the amount of time spent on academic activities. There were also improvements in learning, social relationships, and enjoyment.

Keywords: Distance education; Educational experience; Mathematics education; Movement education; Physical activities; Physical health.