Effect of A Motor Intervention Based on The Guided Discovery Method on The Fundamental Motor Skills of The Child Unit Of 9 Years: Case Study

  • Maria Morera-Castro Universidad Nacional, Escuela de Ciencias del Movimiento Humano y Calidad de Vida, Costa Rica https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2218-179X
  • Rita Arguedas-Víquez Universidad Nacional, Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Educación, División de Educología, Costa Rica https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4052-0874
  • Stephanie Brabenec-Aguilar Universidad Nacional, Escuela de Ciencias del Movimiento Humano y Calidad de Vida, Costa Rica https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0064-854X
Keywords: motor development, learning methods, childhood, health education, pedagogy


The purpose of this research was to determinate the effect of a motor intervention based on the guided discovery method on the fundamental motor skills of a typical child. A 9-year-old child participated in the study, who feels physically active, practices sports regularly, attend primary school and has a normal state of health and cognition. The intervention was applied for 6 weeks, 2 evaluation sessions assess by the IPBM before and after intervention, and 4 practical sessions of 60 minutes, one day of the week for 4 weeks. For the analysis of the results, the percentage of change was used. The results after the intervention showed improvements in the percentage of change in 4 of the locomotor patterns between 33.33% and 300%; in manipulative patterns between 37.5% and 900%; as well as a 50% improvement in total locomotor skills and 85.18% in total manipulative skills. And a global improvement in PBM of 65.08%. Therefore, it is concluded that after this case study, an intervention model based on the method used can be a useful tool to improve fundamental motor skills in children.


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How to Cite
Morera-Castro, M., Arguedas-Víquez, R., & Brabenec-Aguilar, S. (2019). Effect of A Motor Intervention Based on The Guided Discovery Method on The Fundamental Motor Skills of The Child Unit Of 9 Years: Case Study. MHSalud: Revista En Ciencias Del Movimiento Humano Y Salud, 17(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.15359/mhs.17-1.3

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