Exploring the impact of a tpsr program on transference of responsibility goals within a preschool setting: An action research study
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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
The teaching personal and social responsibility (TPSR) model has been extensively used in a vast array of settings. However, few TPSR studies have focused on preschool settings. The purpose of this action research study was to analyze the experiences of a program leader, her preschool children, and their parents throughout a TPSR program focused on transference of responsibility model goals. The participants were 25 preschool children, six parents, and a program leader involved in a preschool setting located in the north of Portugal. Data were collected through reflexive journaling, participant observations, semi-structured interviews, and focus group interviews. Findings suggest the TPSR model could be a useful instructional model for preschool teachers focused on providing social and emotional learning opportunities to their students. In order to foster transference, parents played a pivotal role in this process and were included in the intervention, which appeared to enhance life skill transfer.
Emotional and social learning, Life skills, Physical education, Responsibility
Santos, Fernando; Miguel, Jacinta; Wright, Paul M.; Sá, Cesar; and Saraiva, Linda, "Exploring the impact of a tpsr program on transference of responsibility goals within a preschool setting: An action research study" (2020). NIU Bibliography. 615.
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE)