Social Behaviors and Psychological Effects of Students Experiences during Social-Educative and Inclusive Interventions: Active Programs and Improvement of Health-Related Quality of Life

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X). This special issue belongs to the section "Developmental Psychology".

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Interests: service-learning in physical education; formative assessment; teaching physical education; physical education and sport pedagogy
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Dear Colleagues,

The context of university is not oblivious to the leading role that university students must develop for the needs of the community. Higher education has a task to train competent people and professionals that are connected to today's society. In recent years, scholars have argued for university education to have a more critical and social approach, as a positive influence on psychological behaviors of university students (e.g., state of moods, subjective happiness, motivation, etc.). The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations, 2015) provides a blueprint to face current problems to end social exclusion, discrimination, or guarantee social justice for people, among other purposes (Ruiz-Montero et al., 2021). The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and their 169 targets specify the principles to achieve a more social inclusive world to benefit people and the community (UNESCO, 2017). In this line, higher education may emerge as a possibility to preserve and protect the equality and respect in our society, as long as they are developed and managed in a respectable and authentic way in the educational context. 

The goal of the new higher education curricula is to develop actively and motivational educated individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, and confidence to use usefully their learning and experience, instead of solely educating contents without any sense. Well-being and health-related quality of life on university students are aspects to improve through of active learning with a high social component. Thus, the main objective of this Special Issue is to show studies where university students from all disciplines and areas experience different psychological and social behaviors during their interventions, internships or practices on university studies period. 

References

Ruiz-Montero, P.J.; Corral-Robles, S.; García-Carmona, M.; & Leiva-Olivencia, J.J. (2021). Development of prosocial competencies in PETE and Sport Scinece students. Social Justice, Service-Learning and Physical Activity in cultural diversity contexts. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. Doi:10.1080/17408989.2021.1976740.

UNESCO (2017). Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning objectives. Available online at: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000247444 (accessed on 18 October 2022).

United Nations (2015). Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. General Assembly. Available online at: https://www.refworld.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/rwmain?page=search&docid=57b6e3e44&skip=0&query=Transforming%20our%20world:%20the%202030%20Agenda%20for%20Sustainable.%20General%20Assembly (accessed on 16 October 2022).

Prof. Dr. Pedro Jesús Ruiz-Montero
Prof. Dr. María Luisa Santos-Pastor
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Keywords

  • good-health and well-being
  • health education
  • university students' health habits
  • service-learning
  • social work to improve health public
  • motivation in higher education
  • social behavior
  • university students' state of moods
  • healthy benefits of social inclusion' internship
  • psychological effects from teaching and new learning models

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Systematic Review
The Use of Nautical Activities in Formal Education: A Systematic Review
by Daniel Medina-Rebollo, Pedro Sáenz-López Buñuel, Eduardo José Fernández-Ozcorta and Jesús Fernández-Gavira
Behav. Sci. 2023, 13(11), 905; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs13110905 - 3 Nov 2023
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Introduction: The implementation of nautical sports, particularly in coastal areas, during the school stage is a growing phenomenon. It offers unique opportunities for students to develop the necessary competencies outlined in their physical education curriculum in an immersive manner, within a natural and [...] Read more.
Introduction: The implementation of nautical sports, particularly in coastal areas, during the school stage is a growing phenomenon. It offers unique opportunities for students to develop the necessary competencies outlined in their physical education curriculum in an immersive manner, within a natural and inherently motivating environment. Material and methods: This study aims to delve deeper into this subject by conducting a systematic review of the utilization of water sports in formal education. To carry out this bibliographic search, the following keywords were employed: “Nautical Activities”, “Nautical Sports”, “Nautical Camps”, “Formal Education”, “Children Education”, “Primary School”, and “Secondary School”. The Boolean operator “and” was used to combine these keywords during the search conducted in databases such as Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, and SPORTDiscus. The PRISMA Protocol was utilized for the search process, resulting in the selection and categorization of eight papers into the following thematic areas: Wellbeing, Physical and Mental Health, Education, and Management. Results: The primary findings of this review indicate that the inclusion of these programs within physical education classes enhances overall physical health, mental well-being, and personal development. Conclusions: The results demonstrate a positive impact on peer interaction and short-term improvement in self-confidence. Full article
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