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Lander, Natalie; Morgan, Philip J.; Salmon, Jo; Barnett, Lisa M. – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2016
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) competence is low in adolescent girls. An assessment tool for teachers is needed to monitor FMS in this demographic. The present study explored whether the Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment (CAMSA) is feasible for use by physical education (PE) teachers of Australian Year 7 girls in a school setting.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Physical Education
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Jefferson-Buchanan, Rachael – Education 3-13, 2016
Over the last 20 years or more, a plethora of movement programmes have been adopted within primary physical education in the UK and across Australia. One particular programme, Fundamental Movement Skills (STEPS Professional Development), became of interest to the researcher during her dual role as the UK Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Content Analysis
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Rudd, J. R.; Barnett, L. M.; Farrow, D.; Berry, J.; Borkoles, E.; Polman, Remco – Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2017
This study evaluated the effectiveness of an 8-week gymnastics curriculum on children's movement competence and their physical self-concept. There were 113 children (46% girls, 49% intervention) with a mean age of 9.4 years (SD = 1.8) that participated. Intervention children underwent 8 weeks of gymnastics and the comparison group continued with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Self Concept, Athletics, Physical Education
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Miller, Andrew; Christensen, Erin; Eather, Narelle; Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Keay, Jeanne; Lubans, David – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a pilot intervention using a game-centered approach for improvement of physical activity (PA) and physical education (PE) outcomes simultaneously, and if this had an impact on enjoyment of PE. A group-randomized controlled trial with a 7-week wait-list control group was conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Educational Games
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Riethmuller, Annaleise; McKeen, Kim; Okely, Anthony D.; Bell, Colin; de Silva Sanigorski, Andrea – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Physical activity habits are established in early childhood. Increasing a child's fundamental movement skill confidence and competence may result in a trajectory of increased physical activity and a lower risk of becoming overweight. The evidence upon which the promotion of physical activity in early childhood settings is based is tenuous. This…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Young Children, Professional Development
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Wright, Jan; Konza, Deslea; Hearne, Doug; Okely, Tony – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: Following the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the NSW Premier, Mr Bob Carr, launched a school-based initiative in NSW government primary schools called the "Gold Medal Fitness Program" to encourage children to be fitter and more active. The Program was introduced into schools through a model of professional development, "Quality…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Research Design, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Okely, Anthony D.; Booth, Michael L.; Chey, Tien – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2004
The purpose of this study was to examine associations of fundamental movement skills (FMS) with measures of body composition. among children and adolescents. Secondary analyses of cross-sectional data collected from 4,363 children and adolescents in Grades 4, 6, 8, and 10 as part of the 1997 New South Wales Schools Fitness and Physical Activity…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Body Weight, Physical Activities, Body Composition
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Cashmore, Aaron W.; Jones, Sandra C. – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2008
The child care center is an ideal setting in which to implement strategies to promote physical activity and healthy weight, but there is a paucity of empirical evidence on factors that influence physical activity in these settings. The current study gathered initial qualitative data to explore these factors. Child care workers from five long day…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Physical Activity Level, Focus Groups
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Callea, Micarle B.; Spittle, Michael; O'Meara, James; Casey, Meghan – Research in Education, 2008
Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are a part of the school curricula, yet many Australian primary-age children are not mastering FMS. One reason may be a lack of perceived self-efficacy of primary teachers to teach FMS. This study investigated the level of perceived self-efficacy of primary school teachers to teach FMS in Victoria, Australia. A…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Self Efficacy, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Garrett, Robyne; Wrench, Alison – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Pedagogical practices are fundamental to teachers' work, and in the spaces of schooling impact significantly on students' success and achievement (Evans, J. 1986. "Physical Education, Sport and Schooling: Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education." London: Falmer Press.). This is especially the case for students from disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Secondary School Curriculum
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Haynes, John; Miller, Judith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Pre-service teacher education (PSTE) programmes for generalist primary school teachers have limited time allocated to Physical Education, Health and Personal Development. In practice, teachers in schools are required to assess motor skills despite the fact that their training provides minimal preparation. This necessitates creative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Peer Evaluation, Student Evaluation