The incorporation of yoga techniques in the classroom

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dc.contributor.advisor Lubbe-De Beer, Carien en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Wiegman, Jennifer Dworshak en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T12:55:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T12:55:30Z
dc.date.created 2016-04-22 en
dc.date.issued 2016 en
dc.description Thesis (PhD)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en
dc.description.abstract This study examines the integration of yoga into the elementary classroom routine to assist teachers with creating a positive classroom climate conducive to learning, and to aid learners with focused concentration. The aim of the research was to understand not only how yoga could be incorporated, but also why it had not previously been incorporated. Past research has repeatedly shown the benefits of yoga to students and learning, and it therefore seems logical for yoga to be integrated into the classroom. By understanding the barriers which exist to the incorporation of yoga into the classroom, one can better understand ways of overcoming these barriers and of effectively introducing yoga into the school environment. This study was conducted from an interpretivist paradigm. A case study design was used to conduct this research because case studies clearly seek to illustrate a phenomenon which, in this case, is the phenomenon of yoga techniques in the classroom. The research was conducted in two separate phases, with the first phase guiding the data collection for the second phase. Once the data was collected, it was analysed by using thematic analysis. From this analysis several themes emerged. The data collected and analysed from phase 1 produced the following themes: positive feelings, improved focus and concentration, and changes in student behaviour. The data collected and analysed from phase 2 produced the following themes: religious concerns, lack of understanding, time constraints, and education is needed. en
dc.description.degree PhD en
dc.description.department Educational Psychology en
dc.identifier.citation Wiegman, JD 2016, The incorporation of yoga techniques in the classroom, PhD Thesis, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52978> en
dc.identifier.other A2016 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/52978
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD en
dc.title The incorporation of yoga techniques in the classroom en
dc.type Thesis en


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