A Practical Master-Thesis. Expansion of a „moving-to-music“ toolkit for Kazi-Kidz Grade R, validated based on the Namibian curriculum

Küng, Olivier. A Practical Master-Thesis. Expansion of a „moving-to-music“ toolkit for Kazi-Kidz Grade R, validated based on the Namibian curriculum. 2021, Master Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Medicine.

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The KaziBantu project started in 2017 in Gqeberha, South Africa, with the aim of contributing to a healthy and active lifestyle for children and teachers in disadvantaged schools. South Africa is not the only low- and middle-income country affected by the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. This has been one of the reasons for implementing and adapting the KaziBantu intervention programme in other countries such as Dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; and Ifakara, Tanzania. The main task of this master thesis was to develop the KaziKidz toolkit in collaboration with the University of Namibia (UNAM) for preschool adapted to the Namibian curriculum to provide a basis for possible collaboration with Namibian schools in disadvantaged areas.
The extension of the toolkit for Grade R was preceded by research on Namibia and the situation of its education system, the benefits of dance in the school curriculum and the importance of pre-primary education. Various resources were used to develop the lessons, such as the Namibian Pre-Primary curriculum, multiple expert opinions from the University of UNAM, their own practical experience and literature on dance education.
The outcome of this master thesis is a first version of 32 pre-designed «Moving-to-Music» lessons and assessment, for one year of Grade R. Each lesson lasts 30 minutes and contains setting-specific games and exercises that follow the Namibian Pre-Primary curriculum. The toolkit is also aligned with the existing KazKidz toolkit for Grade 1-7 to ensure a smooth transition into Grade 1.
According to research, dance seems to have a good impact on people's overall health and well-being. Based on the results of this study, it can be concluded that «Moving-to-Music» lessons have a variety of benefits for Namibian preschool children. With the help of the «Moving-to-Music» toolkit, KaziKidz music lessons can help school children in Namibian schools feel good and have fun with musical movement.
Advisors:Müller, Iwan Martin and Pühse, Uwe
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Sport, Bewegung und Gesundheit > Bereich Sportwissenschaft > Sportwissenschaften (Pühse)
UniBasel Contributors:Pühse, Uwe
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Master Thesis
Thesis no:1
Thesis status:Complete
Last Modified:15 Dec 2021 05:30
Deposited On:14 Dec 2021 07:44

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