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ERIC Number: EJ1152420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Complementing the Australian Primary School Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum: Exploring Children's HPE Learning Experiences within Varying School Ground Equipment Contexts
Hyndman, Brendon; Mahony, Linda; Te Ava, Aue; Smith, Sue; Nutton, Georgie
Education 3-13, v45 n5 p613-628 2017
This paper unearths how primary school children experience and can complement the Australian HPE curriculum within three unique school ground equipment scenarios that include an "empty", "loose parts" and a "traditional" school ground context. Using direct observation, 490 scans were undertaken of the school grounds over five days. Field note observations recorded children's HPE learning experiences according to the curriculum, and predominant physical activity types and intensities were recorded. Implementing a variety of school ground equipment provisions was revealed to be important compared to the "empty" school ground context for primary school children to meet HPE curriculum objectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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