Different approaches for teaching Orienteering at school-level: Orienteering at PE Classroom, Urban and Underwater Orienteering

Alfonso Valero-Valenzuela

Antonio Granero Gallegos

Manuel Gómez López

Francisco A. Padilla Fernández

Héctor Gutiérrez Barón

*Corresponding author: Alfonso Valero Valenzuela avalero@um.es

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Valero Valenzuela, A., Granero Gallegos, A., Gómez López, M., Padilla Fernández, F. A., & Gutiérrez Barón, H. (2010). Different approaches for teaching Orienteering at school-level: Orienteering at PE Classroom, Urban and Underwater Orienteering. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 99, 34-46.

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Abstract

Orienteering can be done at Primary and Secondary School with different games, in the classroom, sport facilities or playground. This activity has a clear inter-disciplinary character which allows us to work not only coeducation, but some cross-curricular aspects. In this paper, we expose several proposals which are developed in familiar environment: gym, school playground, nearby surroundings or at original places as the swimming pool or the sea; these activities that are basic for the teaching-learning process and students comprehensive education, make clear the importance of orienteering sport as a motivation element in the Physical Education classroom, and outside of it in whichever school stage. From our experience, we contribute with tools, instruments and examples that the teacher can modify and adapt to better suit the educational context, according to his/her needs and interests.

Keywords: nature, orienteering, physical education, school.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: January 01, 2010