Swimming and Character Development in Early Childhood Education
Muchamad Arif Al Ardha, Kartika Rinakit Adhe, Chung Bing Yang
Muchamad Arif Al Ardha
Available Online 10 August 2020.
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- Swimming, character development, early childhood education
- Character development in early childhood education is a crucial matter. Since children learn the value and character through their experience and the surrounding environment, character development needs to be emphasized in every teaching and learning activities. In swimming, children are motivated to be a risktaker and independent. This study aimed to inquire the effect of swimming towards character development in early childhood. It is a qualitative study which was conducted by employing a phenomenological approach. The research subjects were four swimming coaches, seven parents and nine children in Indonesia and Taiwan. The data were gathered by interviews. The study found that there are five characters in swimming i.e. discipline, honesty, independence, risk-taking and hard-working. Furthermore, these characters were formed by three steps i.e. introduction, repetition and habituation.
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TY - CONF AU - Muchamad Arif Al Ardha AU - Kartika Rinakit Adhe AU - Chung Bing Yang PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/10 TI - Swimming and Character Development in Early Childhood Education BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Early Childhood Education and Parenting 2019 (ECEP 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 177 EP - 181 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200808.035 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200808.035 ID - Ardha2020 ER -