Wizerunek instruktora aktywności fizycznej wedlug opinii słuchaczy Uniwersytetu Trzeciego Wieku
The image of physical acivity trainer in the opinions of the students of the University of the Third Age
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Background. Physical education teachers are traditionally associated with physical education as a school subject. Questions as to their competences, personalities, and roles in the education process are being continuously raised. It must be taken into account that trainers of physical activity in environments different from the traditional one – e.g. in a fitness club – bear great responsibility for preparing their students for participation in physical culture, as well. Teachers’ personality traits along with their moral code are to constitute a crucial element in the creation of the model of physical education teacher. It must be emphasized that due to the ever changing conditions and new challenges that contemporary physical education teachers must face, the aforementioned model needs to be particularized because of the specific conditions it is to meet. Different needs will be postulated by learners due to their age, former experience and skills. Material and methods. The aim of the research was a study of opinions of the students of the University of the Third Age of the University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw. The study involved 50 persons. The L.K./2001 Questionnaire was utilized. Conclusions. During their physical activities the students of the University of the Third Age would like to meet professional, reliable and cultured trainers capable of a just and objective progress assessment. Values such as responsibility, wisdom, knowledge, and tolerance ought to be some of the priorities.
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