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Lander, Natalie J.; Hanna, Lisa; Brown, Helen; Telford, Amanda; Morgan, Philip J.; Salmon, Jo; Barnett, Lisa M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Competence in fundamental movement skills (FMSs) is positively associated with physical activity, fitness, and healthy weight status. However, adolescent girls exhibit very low levels of fundamental movement skill (FMS) proficiency. Method: In the current study, interviews were carried out with physical education teachers to investigate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Early Adolescents
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Lander, Natalie Jayne; Barnett, Lisa M.; Brown, Helen; Telford, Amanda – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate instruction and assessment of fundamental movement skills (FMSs) by Physical Education (PE) teachers of Year 7 girls. Of 168 secondary school PE teachers, many had received little FMSs professional development, and although most assessed student FMSs proficiency, the quality of assessment was variable.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 7, Females
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Hume, Clare; Okely, Anthony; Bagley, Sarah; Telford, Amanda; Booth, Michael; Crawford, David; Salmon, Jo – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2008
This study sought to determine whether weight status influences the association among children's fundamental movement skills (FMS) and physical activity (PA). Two hundred forty-eight children ages 9-12 years participated. Proficiency in three object-control skills and two locomotor skills was examined. Accelerometers objectively assessed physical…
Descriptors: Body Composition, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Scientific Concepts