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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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Morley, David; Van Rossum, Thomas; Richardson, David; Foweather, Lawrence – European Physical Education Review, 2019
A child's early school years provide a crucial platform for them to develop fundamental movement skills (FMS), yet it has been acknowledged that there is a shortage of suitable FMS assessment tools for teachers to use within schools. To begin to address this shortfall, the purpose of this study was to elicit expert recommendations for the design…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychomotor Skills, Elementary School Teachers, Student Evaluation
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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
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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