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ERIC Number: EJ1037006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Active Gaming to Promote Physical Activity: Questions to Consider for Your School
Meyler, Tim; Banks, Sarah; Wilson, Sandy
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v27 n5 p33-37 2014
The physical activity potential and physiological and motivational benefits of active gaming have been a hot topic in the past few years. It is easy to see why active games are popular among certain populations, particularly those with prior or current video game experience. Video games are fun to play and challenging, give a player total control, and according to one physical education expert, have specific characteristics that can foster intrinsic motivation for various activities, including physical activity (Hinson, 2001). Recently, research on active gaming has increased significantly in regard to the potential physiological and motivational benefits within various populations. A question to consider before implementing active gaming in a school would be whether it is worth the space and, more importantly, the cost for a physical education program. This article will discuss what active gaming is, as well as current research and factors to consider for the reader to be more informed before making the commitment to implement active gaming in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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