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Kilinçci, Emine; Bayraktar, Aysegül – Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 2021
In this qualitative study, the aim was to examine early literacy materials used by teachers in preschool classrooms as well as teachers' practices that were related to early literacy instruction. The participants of this qualitative study were 52 preschool teachers working in 22 public schools in the city of Usak, Turkey. The Early Literacy…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Instructional Materials, Manipulative Materials, Preschool Education
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Baraldi Cunha, Andrea; Babik, Iryna; Koziol, Natalie A.; Hsu, Lin-Ya; Nord, Jayden; Harbourne, Regina T.; Westcott-McCoy, Sarah; Dusing, Stacey C.; Bovaird, James A.; Lobo, Michele A. – Grantee Submission, 2021
Purpose: To evaluate the validity, reliability, and sensitivity of the novel Means-End Problem-Solving Assessment Tool (MEPSAT). Methods: Children with typical development and those with motor delay were assessed throughout the first 2 years of life using the MEPSAT. MEPSAT scores were validated against the cognitive and motor subscales of the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Motor Development
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Redondo-Tebar, Andres; Fatouros, Ioannis G.; Martinez-Vizcaino, Vicente; Ruíz-Hermosa, Abel; Notario-Pacheco, Blanca; Sanchez-Lopez, Mairena – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Motor competence, defined as a person's ability to execute different motor skills, is directly associated with children's physical, mental, and social development and may be essential in encouraging an active lifestyle in childhood. Although health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children has been described as an individual's…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Quality of Life, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Seefeldt, Vern; Haubenstricker, John; Branta, Crystal F.; Pfeiffer, Karin A. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2021
The Michigan State University (MSU) Motor Performance Study (MPS) was initiated in 1967 and was known across the United States for its unique blend of teaching, service, and research. Dr. Vern Seefeldt began the study as a means to begin research with children on-campus. The instructional portion of the program ended in 1999; data collection…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development, Physical Development, Maturity (Individuals)
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Pacewicz, Christine E.; Myers, Nicholas D. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2021
Longitudinal measurement enables the examination of behavioral or psychological change. One approach to examining longitudinal measurements is the use of latent growth curve modeling (LGCM). This approach affords the assessment of inter- and intraindividual change. Yet, this approach likely is underused in exercise science. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis, Change
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Lee, Helen Y.; Vigen, Cheryl; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Smith, Isabel M.; Brian, Jessica; Watson, Linda R.; Crais, Elizabeth R.; Baranek, Grace T. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
This study examines the construct validity of the First-Year Inventory 2.0 with respect to other established instruments in a sample of high-risk infant siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The First-Year Inventory 2.0 is a parent-report screening instrument designed to identify 12-month-old infants at risk for an eventual diagnosis…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Construct Validity, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Biasutti, Michele; Habe, Katarina – Creativity Research Journal, 2021
The current study focuses on motor creativity in children by analyzing the factors related to teaching dance improvisation. A qualitative methodology is adopted to collect the expert dance instructors' conceptions of using dance improvisation in their teaching practice. Participants took part in semi-structured interviews that included questions…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Creative Activities, Holistic Approach, Teaching Methods
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Arede, Jorge; Carvalho, Márcio; Esteves, Pedro; de las Heras, Bernat; Leite, Nuno – Creativity Research Journal, 2021
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of a BATAK Pro™ training program in combination with regular sport-specific training as compared with sport-specific training alone on motor performance among young athletes. Twenty-two athletes (aged 11-16 years) were recruited and randomly assigned to either an active control group or BATAK…
Descriptors: Lighting, Electronic Equipment, Visual Stimuli, Training Methods
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Taupiac, Emmanuelle; Lacombe, Didier; Thiébaut, Eric; Van-Gils, Julien; Michel, Grégory; Fergelot, Patricia; Adrien, Jean-Louis – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2021
Background: Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS) is a multiple congenital anomaly syndrome characterised by several typical somatic characteristics and by developmental disabilities with various degrees of severity. Focusing on children with RSTS, the aim of this study was to describe their psychomotor, cognitive, and socio-emotional developmental…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Congenital Impairments, Severe Intellectual Disability, Children
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López-Serrano, Sebastián; Ruiz-Ariza, Alberto; De La Torre-Cruz, Manuel; Martínez-López, Emilio J. – South African Journal of Education, 2021
Recent studies and reviews have shown the positive effects of exergames (EXs) on physical activity (PA) and fitness in children and adolescents. Nevertheless, their effects on cognition have been scarcely explored, and no previous review has focussed on this relationship. The purpose of the research reported on here was to analyse the acute and…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Game Based Learning, Video Games
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Carstens, Kaite J.; Mallon, Jamie M.; Bataineh, Mohamed; Al-Bataineh, Adel – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2021
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of technology on student learning. With the ever-changing world of technology, classrooms are gaining more technology and having to incorporate it into student learning. Although technology can benefit student learning, it can also be detrimental to the educational process. Technology enhances…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Motor Development
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An, Mihee; Nord, Jayden; Koziol, Natalie A.; Dusing, Stacey C.; Kane, Audrey E.; Lobo, Michele A.; McCoy, Sarah W.; Harbourne, Regina T. – Grantee Submission, 2021
Aim: To describe the development of an intervention-specific fidelity measure and its utilization and to determine whether the newly developed Sitting Together and Reaching to Play (START-Play) intervention was implemented as intended. Also, to quantify differences between START-Play and usual early intervention (uEI) services. Method: A fidelity…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Measures (Individuals), Fidelity, Early Intervention
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Lobel, Elin E. – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
Elin Lobel has been teaching dance to physical education and dance education majors since 1994. This particular course has been taught in both a large state university in the Midwest and in a large metropolitan university on the east coast. She focuses on teaching dance forms that allow the learners to appreciate their moving bodies, and their…
Descriptors: Creativity, Dance, Dance Education, State Universities
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Méndez Martínez, Emilio; Fernandez-Rio, Javier – Research in Drama Education, 2021
The goal was to assess the effects of a Theatrical Improvisation programme on students' motor creativity. 163 Secondary Education students participated: the experimental group, who experienced a Theatrical Improvisation unit, and the comparison group, who experienced a Drama in Education unit (based on the current Spanish educational law). A…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Program Effectiveness, Creative Activities, Motor Development
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Lundy, Allison; Trawick-Smith, Jeffrey – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Physical activity--including outdoor motor play--has been associated with learning and brain-related functions and abilities in elementary school children and adolescence. Few studies have been conducted on the relationships between active play and these cognitive processes in preschool aged children. Several investigations have revealed that…
Descriptors: Play, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Motor Development
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