Psychomotricity is a new academic discipline that focuses on physical activity, learning and self-development. The programme puts emphasis on “efficient learning”. Learning results from exchange between the organism and its environment. Body image and sensory integration (activation and interaction of all senses) build the basis of abstract thinking. Learning or grasping numbers, letters, words or more complex contents while using several senses is efficient and is enabled through motor and perceptual learning.

Motor and perceptual learning pushes intrinsic motivation. This is the kind of motivation that exists within the individual. Own ideas or things are done because the individual decides consciously and autonomously to do so, because he/she wishes to do so, feels pleasure and experiences meaning in his/her behaviour. The individual’s inner forces are activated and its potentials can be unfold. Prerequisite for this process is the creation of an inspiring and meaningful environment as well as emotional security, which can be guaranteed within the scope of psychomotor teaching and learning methods.