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Aim: This is a descriptive study which aimed to examine the opinions and implementations of
primary school classroom teachers regarding the game and physical activities course. The screening
model as one of the quantitative research methods was used in the study. Sample of the study
consisted of 93 classroom teachers serving in the Primary Schools of Çanakkale Ticaret Borsası,
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart, Çanakkale Atatürk and Çanakkale Ömer Mart.
Method: The questionnaire method was selected as a data collection tool. We utilized the
questionnaire form which was developed by Tortop (2010) to determine the opinions and
implementations of classroom teachers regarding educational games. The data obtained by the
questionnaire were subjected to descriptive statistical analysis.
Findings:The following rates were determined based on the opinions of the classroom teachers who
participated in the study: “Interest in Sports as a Spectator or for Health” (79.6%); “One of the
objectives of the game and physical activities course is to contribute to the purposes of the general
education by movement” (73.1%); “The game and physical activities course is heeded as much as
other courses and it is performed in compliance with its objective” (12.9%); “The game and physical
activities course hours are also used to close the gaps from other courses” (54.8%); “Branch teachers
should conduct the game and physical activities course in all classrooms of primary schools” (65.6%);
“I believe that sufficient care is shown for the game and physical activities course in primary schools”
(8.6%); “I think that I have sufficient knowledge and skills to perform education by game” (10.8%).
Results: It is concluded based on the statements of the classroom teachers that the game and
physical activities course contributes to the goals of general education, that the hours of the game
and physical activities course are also used to close the gaps from other courses, that there are not
sufficient seminars to provide classroom teachers with practicability of implementation, that they do
not have sufficient knowledge and skills for the course, that the game and physical activities course
should be conducted by branch teachers in all the classrooms of primary schools, and that classroom
teachers do not have the support of the administration for the course such as in terms of course
materials, course space, etc.