Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

Full Length Research Paper

Teaching of a volleyball technique and representations of physical education teachers in Sub-Saharan African environment

Fernandes Balou Gabin
  • Fernandes Balou Gabin
  • Laboratory of Didactics of Physical Education, Higher Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
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Lembe Gorgon
  • Lembe Gorgon
  • Laboratory of Didactics of Physical Education, Higher Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
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Ambeto Aimé Simplice Christophe
  • Ambeto Aimé Simplice Christophe
  • Laboratory of Didactics of Physical Education, Higher Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
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Itoua Okemba Jean
  • Itoua Okemba Jean
  • Laboratory of Didactics of Physical Education, Higher Institute of Physical Education and Sports, Marien NGOUABI University, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
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  •  Received: 11 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 26 July 2021
  •  Published: 31 August 2021

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze, based on representations of physical education teachers, the obstacles to teaching of cuff volleyball in middle schools in Brazzaville, Congo. The theoretical model of Trinquier’s representations, which is based on the "attitude" variable as an evaluative judgment variable, made it possible to distinguish the attitudes of teachers and to characterize this population in terms of representations, and therefore sociological anchors. A total of 86 physical education teachers responded to a questionnaire, and 18 structured and intensive interviews were carried out. These were addressed using categorical content analysis. Subsequently, classical statistical indices (numbers, percentages, confidence interval), chi-square test and multinomial regression analysis were used to analyze the attitudes observed on teachers. The results show that the lack of time, material and space, the plethora of effectives in classes, the specific perceptions to socio-professional, motivational, ecological and didactic variables, represent pedagogical misunderstandings by hampering the teaching process of this technical gesture. Thus, our data reveal the need to promote new methods of teaching volleyball cuff, contextualized in Negro African environment.

 

Key words: Physical education, teachers, cuff, representations, volleyball.