ERIC Number: EJ1073791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
The Unrealised Value of Human Motion--"Moving Back to Movement!"
Dodd, Graham D.
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v6 n2 p191-213 2015
The unrealised and under-estimated value of human motion in human development, functioning and learning is the central cause for its devaluation in Australian society. This paper provides a greater insight into why human motion has high value and should be utilised more in advocacy and implementation in health and education, particularly school health and physical education. It will illuminate where the impact of human motion is taken for granted and undervalued. It will also reveal compelling research findings from a range of disciplines not traditionally included in the field that support motion's value to human existence across the lifespan. The current human motion paradigm needs strengthening with more rigour and comprehensive elucidation of the powerful omnipresence of human motion in healthy human existence. This emerging new body of evidence presents an unprecendeted opportunity for the profession to do this. In doing so, it will provide greater support and opportunity for education and health professionals to utilise as much human motion as possible for people living and learning over their entire lifespans, particularly benefitting children and youth in education institutions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Health Education, Motion, Psychomotor Skills, Human Body, Brain, Cognitive Processes, Neurological Organization, Influences, Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis, Human Capital, Models
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia