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Bradford, Brent; Kell, Shannon; Forsberg, Nick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2016
The development of fundamental movement skills is essential in quality physical education. It has become widely accepted that school-age children who fail to reach the automatic phase in fundamental movement-skill development may choose physically inactive and unhealthy lifestyles. Therefore, physical educators must continue to discover ways to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Movement Education
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Furtado, Ovande, Jr.; Gallagher, Jere D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
Mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) is an important factor in preventing weight gain and increasing physical activity. To master FMS, performance evaluation is necessary. In this study, we investigated the reliability of a new observational assessment tool. In Phase I, 110 video clips of children performing five locomotor, and six…
Descriptors: Classification, Psychomotor Skills, Basic Skills, Reliability
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Hart, Melanie A. – Physical Educator, 2005
With an increase concern for childhood obesity, many individuals and organizations are emphasizing the importance of quality physical education. The need for quality physical education at the elementary level is extremely important as research has shown a relationship between the performance of fundamental movement skills and children's body…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Methods Courses, Educational Quality, Elementary Education
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Morrison, Kathy – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2012
Linking science and art explorations makes sense in early childhood education for a number of reasons. Young children have a natural curiosity about their world and how it works. Young children are also natural artists. Most are delighted to participate in open-ended art activities, dramatic play, singing, and dancing. For young children, the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Art Activities, Young Children, Science Process Skills
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Iivonen, S.; Sääkslahti, A. K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Fundamental motor skills (FMS) affect children's physical, social, and cognitive development. To plan successful interventions when promoting the development of children's FMS, the underlying positive determinants for the acquisition of FMS competence during preschool years need to be identified. The purpose of this systematic review was…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Basic Skills, Psychomotor Skills, Needs Assessment
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Townsend, J. Scott; Mohr, Derek J. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2005
In the May, 2005, issue of "TEPE," the "Research to Practice" section initiated a two-part series focused on assessing fundamental locomotor and manipulative skills. The series was generated in response to research by Pappa, Evanggelinou, & Karabourniotis (2005), recommending that curricular programming in physical education at the elementary…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Instructional Materials, Basic Skills, Elementary Education
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Adi, Erwin; Aditya, I Gde Made Krisna; Citrawati, Meriyana – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2010
Learning physical activities such as sports and games is expensive and time-consuming. A common advice is "repetition makes perfection," which implies that wrong actions must soon be noticed and avoided. A knowledgeable tutor is often required to provide good feedback for that purpose. However, this facility is available only for those…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Basic Skills
Updating School Board Policies, 1977
Examines some criticisms of the back-to-basics movement and of fundamental schools. (IRT)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Boards of Education, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education
Hogan, Robert F.; Judy, Stephen – Media and Methods, 1976
Details the problems involved in accurately evaluating students' skill levels and suggests a program of fundamental literacy rather than a "back to basics" movement. (KS)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Ability
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Gooldstein, Beth V.; Lockwood, Linda G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1980
Presented is an analysis of the back-to-basics movement and four areas of pedagogical concern that are fundamental to both basic education and environmental education: environmental science, inquiry, cognitive development, and bioethical development. (WB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Development, Ecology, Educational Trends
Bognar, Carl – Interchange, 1976
The "return to the basics" movement, emphasizing clear, specifiable skills, has stirred interest at all levels of the Canadian educational community. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends
Education Service Center Region 6, Huntsville, TX. – 1984
This teachers' guide is meant to be used in developing individualized programs for pre-kindergarten children or for children of elementary school age who have not developed pre-kindergarten competencies. The guide outlines concepts and skills that many preschool children master before entering kindergarten or first grade. Contents concern six…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Basic Skills, Cognitive Development, Communication Skills
Brodinsky, Ben – 1977
This paper is a report of the proceedings and a synthesis of discussion from a conference on the state of basic skills in American education held in Racine, Wisconsin, in April 1977. The participants were national education leaders, including specialists in different curriculum areas, legislators, public school administrators, and leaders from…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Conventional Instruction, Daily Living Skills, Educational Policy
Fincher, Cameron – 1979
The forces or pressures that have produced a concern for fundamental skills of literacy are briefly considered, and a number of related questions are raised about willingness and capabilities for dealing with the issues in a deliberative, systematic manner. A major premise is the belief that the back-to-basics movement can be understood best in…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Role, Competence, Elementary Secondary Education
Rodriguez, Fred – 1978
The back to basics movement continues to be the education media event of our time, but it appears that many advocates of the movement have interest in it other than that of education. Objectives range from strict drill in the three R's to a more vague return of religious and patriotic values to the curriculum and the elimination of such "frills"…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Responsibility
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