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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF A POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (RESPONSIBILITY HELLISON’S MODEL)

 

ABSTRACT

 

The positive development is an interdisciplinary perspective that is serving as a guide for developing intervention programs aimed at personal and social development through sport and physical activity in adolescents.

In this study, we was implemented a program based on personal and social responsibility Hellison’ model (2011), complemented with a adventure pedagogy, which allow special educational treatment of the outdoor activities (Caballero-Blanco y Delgado-Noguera, 2014).

The purpose of this study was to asses the vocational education outdoor activities student’s (21 students) perceptions about the effects of the program.

The program was implemented a long five months, which meant 15 hours per week, by three teachers in three different profesional modules. The instrument used was the semi-structured individual interviews, applied after the program. To analyse the interviews of students, we used the sociological analysis of systems of discourse (Conde, 2009).

The results obtained show that students has perceived a positive trend about personal and social development, as professional qualification. Therefore, it is possible concluded that the program has developed positive effects on students.

 

KEY WORDS

 

positive young development, personal and social responsibility model, outdoor activities, students’ perceptions.

 

 
Journal of Sport and Health Research - 2009