Motor education competition in primary school, green light of the CSPI, but the stick comes: “It does not respect the training and the didactic system”

Green light (by majority) of the CSPI on the draft Ministry Decree with “Provisions concerning competition on the basis of qualifications and examinations, which allow access to the roles of teachers in the context of physical education teaching in primary schools, such as per Article 1, sections 329 et seq., of the Law of 30 December 2021, n. 234 “.

The CSPI has the consistency of the provision with respect to the rule in the Budget law n. 234/2021, which introduced the figure of the physical education teacher in primary school by preparing a specific competition. Point of view, however, in addition to the relationship between the provision and the Parental Law, consider the Contradictions and criticisms arising from the decreein particular in connection with the overall regulatory framework in which the primary school regulations are incorporated.

In particular, the CSPI highlights theAbsence References on topics related to school inclusion and formative assessment recently re-introduced by OM December 4, 2020, n. 172, together with Failure to prepare for the assessment of pedagogical-didactic knowledge in the written testwith a disciplinary approach, closer to the competitions for the secondary and I grade II.

The CSPI also notes one Inadequacy of Entrance tickets offered from the new competition Respect to the pedagogical-educational and methodological system of the primary school. This consideration is expressed both compared to the possession of 24 CFU / CFAfrom a didactic point of view as a claim “not sufficient and in any case obviously not comparable with respect to the in-depth study reserved for these topics in the five-year university course of teacher education information”, both compared to the degree courses of motor sciences and sports which allow access to the qualification procedures because they do not guarantee the acquisition of methodological and didactic knowledge and skills for primary and lower secondary education.

The opinion argues this clearly therefore, there is a real risk that physical education teachers will not be able to meet the requirements of Ministerial Decree 249 of 10 September 2010 on primary and lower secondary education.“.

In addition to the detailed issues related to the provision, the CSPI emphasizes this it would have been essential to prepare for a pre-revision of physical education teaching in primary schools and possibly to proceed with the modification of school the decree under discussion has implications for school time and its didactic organization, precisely as a consequence of the professional resources, and the changes in the structures of the primary school and the implementation of the current National Guidelines.

The opinion is noted as the choice of the legislature (Article 1, c. 333 Act of 30 December 2021, n. 234) they will produce a noticeable subtraction of hours and places on the distribution of staff at the provincial and regional levels since it explicitly provides for the teaching of motor education two additional hours without change of expensesnot to mention them like this Increasing the school time produces a possible activation of canteens, transport etc.. with the complexity of involving local authorities, in a diverse national situation, which sees a known lack of adequate places, structures and resources.

CSPI opinion

Who can participate in the competition?

It is necessary to have one of the following qualifications

  • Master’s Degree LM-67 Sciences and Techniques of Preventive and Adaptive Motor Activities »
  • Master Class LM-68 «Sports Sciences and Techniques
  • Master’s degree in the class of the competition LM-47 Organization and management of services for sports and physical activities
  • pedagogical qualifications equivalent to the above-mentioned master’s degrees according to the decree of the Minister of Education, University and Research 9 July 2009, published in the Official Gazette of 7 October 2009, no. 233: Grade 53 / S organization and management of services for sports and physical activities; 75 / S Sports Sciences and Techniques; 76 / S Sciences and techniques of preventive and adaptive motor activities

24 credits in anthropo-psycho-pedagogical disciplines and in the teaching methodologies and technologies referred to in Ministerial Decree 616/2017 are required.

The unions highlighted the lack of an ISEF diploma under the requirements.

The competition will qualify based on qualifications and exams

The competition will qualify, so the aspirant who passes the tests will get the qualification for ed. Motor to primary school. There will be a special competition class.

There are tests and the ranking is formed with test scores + qualifications. The ranking is valid for one year and in any case loses its efficiency with the approval of the rankings referred to in the following contests.

Reserved seats

The draft of the notice provides for a reserve of places, equal to 30% for each region, for the benefit of those who have completed a service with state educational institutes for at least within the deadline for applications for participation in the competition. three years of schooling, even if not continuously, and the previous ten years, when the candidate has completed a service of at least one school year in physical education education in primary school.

The evidence

There is a written test Computer base consists of fifty Questions

  • forty multiple choice questions distinguished for each class of the competition, aimed at recognizing the skills and knowledge of the candidate
  • five questions Multiple choice questions on knowledge of English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​and five multiple choice questions on digital skills related to the pedagogical use of the most effective technologies and multimedia electronic devices for the quality of learning.

The duration of the test is 100 minutes. There is no prior publication of the questions. The commission gives the written test a maximum of 100 points. The test is taken by candidates who achieve the overall score of at least 70 points

Oral Exam

The oral examination evaluates the mastery of the discipline, as well as the relative capacity of effective didactic planning, also with regard to the didactic use of technologies and multimedia electronic devices, in order to achieve the objectives achieved by the didactic regulations were enacted. The oral exam also assesses the ability to understand and speak English at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

It has a maximum overall duration of 30 minutes.

The commission gives a maximum overall score of 100 points. The test is taken by candidates who achieve the overall score of at least 70 points.

The title

The overall assessment of the qualifications, identified in Annex B, may not exceed i fifty points.

The timeline of the competition

Within sixty days after the entry into force of the Budget Act, the Ministry must publish

  • the content of the announcement
  • the conditions and methods for submitting applications, the qualifications that can be assessed, the methods for conducting the tests, the criteria for the evaluation of qualifications and tests
  • the composition of the evaluation committees
  • to pay the appropriate measure of the participants’ contribution

Also until February 2022:

a) Staff who have stopped or asked to be cared for for any reason are identified, as well as those in permanent service, for each order and degree of training, different by region and competition class, type of teaching, degree class, places municipalities , Support posts and reinforcement posts, on the basis of which the staff conditions arising from the application of the current legislation are changed, with the total staff within the framework of the current legislation unchanged, with an indication of the number that for the teaching staff and is assigned to the primary school. , taking into account the needs of the staff in connection with the implementation of the PNRR regime and the provisions of Article 64 of the Decree Law of 25 June 2008, n. 112, converted, as amended, by the Law of 6 August 2008, n. 133;

(b) the number of fourth and fifth grades of primary school, where the above-mentioned teaching is activated and the number of teaching places for physical education is defined.

The expected number of places is around 7,000 in two school years

In detail

  • for the academic year 2022/23, 1,647 (= 1,408 for ordinary classes + 239 for multi-course) more staff will be needed for the primary school, for normal time. For full-time classes 917 units are needed (= 834 for normal classes + 83 for multi-courses). Entire Places 2,564.
  • for the academic year 2023/24 it needs 2,881 (= 2,642 for normal classes + 239 for multi-courses) additional staff for the primary school, for normal time. For full-time classes 1,836 units are needed (= 1,753 for normal classes + 83 for multi-courses). Total places 4,717.

Based on the survey, the number of places has to be broken down by region.

Secondary school teacher exchanges

In the event that the competition ranking is not approved in time for the recruitment of teachers in the school year 2022/2023, the Ministry of Education is also authorized substitute contracts on topics that are placed in the provincial rankings for substitutes listed in Article 4, section 6-bis, of Act no. 124 in the competition classes A048 – Motor and sports sciences in the high schools and A049 – Motor and sports sciences in the high school.

Primary School Teacher Schedule

Will the new teachers ‘physical education be redesigned as primary school teachers’ services? Some worries are starting to spread.

The text of the 2022 maneuver says

The staff of the physical education teachers shall be provided with at least two hours of tuition per week for each class of primary schools in addition to the timetable specified in Art. 4 of the Decree of the President of the Republic March 20, 2009, n. 89 only for classes that do not adopt the full-time model. Without prejudice to the responsibility of both teachers, for the classes that adopt full-time, during the two hours per week of physical education, co-presence is possible “.

Therefore, there is a co-presence with full-time teachers for full-time courses.
For non-full-time courses, on the other hand, the hours are additional (compulsory?) And therefore, even in this case, the timetable of the teachers is not subject to any reductions.

Start Pai

The physical education teacher engaged in primary education is equated in terms of legal and economic status with teachers of the same level of education. Teachers (even temporary workers) are placed in recruitment because they are in the process of being placed in the business class corresponding to seniority ‘0-8’. They must then activate the career reconstruction to finally move on to the next step.

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