Physical education and soft skills in primary school: intensive multilateralism and transfer within the kinesthetic differentiation capacity

  • Andrea Ceciliani Pensa MultiMedia Editore
  • Stefano Licco


Current childhood generation have no time for free play in parks and courtyards. This
is a problem for the correct psycho-motor development of children. The strategies referring
to extensive multilateralism do not seem sufficient to solve this problematic and
need to be integrated by intensive multilateralism strategy. In the present study, primary
school’s classes which carried out intensive multilaterality, on the kinesthetic differentiation
applied to fixed target shooting, were compared with other school’s classes that
carried out general extensive multilaterality. The result confirms the grater effectiveness
of the first strategy on the second strategy, both in relation to shooting ability and to
transferability from general area to specific area such as basketball shooting.