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Barnett, Lisa M.; Stodden, David; Cohen, Kristen E.; Smith, Jordan J.; Lubans, David Revalds; Lenoir, Matthieu; Iivonen, Susanna; Miller, Andrew D.; Laukkanen, Arto; Dudley, Dean; Lander, Natalie J.; Brown, Helen; Morgan, Philip J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: Recent international conference presentations have critiqued the promotion of fundamental movement skills (FMS) as a primary pedagogical focus. Presenters have called for a debate about the importance of, and rationale for teaching FMS, and this letter is a response to that call. The authors of this letter are academics who actively…
Descriptors: Motion, Psychomotor Skills, Literature Reviews, Skill Development
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Drost, Daniel K.; Todorovich, John R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
The development of fundamental movement skills in physical education is an important contributor toward children's' lifetime interest and participation in physical activity. Physical education teachers and their curricula follow national and state standards to provide learning experiences and instruction that support the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Physical Education, National Standards
Crawford, Susan – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
This innovative manual sets out advice on fundamental movement skill acquisition (FMS) and its benefits for improving physical, verbal and social skills for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Improving FMS can help prevent long term health issues, and increase opportunities for social engagement and independence. The book explores the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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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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Capio, C. M.; Mak, T. C. T.; Tse, M. A.; Masters, R. S. W. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2018
Background: Conclusive evidence supports the importance of fundamental movement skills (FMS) proficiency in promoting physical activity and countering obesity. In children with Down Syndrome (DS), FMS development is delayed, which has been suggested to be associated with balance deficits. This study therefore examined the relationship between FMS…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Disabilities
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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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O' Brien, Wesley; Belton, Sarahjane; Issartel, Johann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Literature suggests that physical education programmes ought to provide intense instruction towards basic movement skills needed to enjoy a variety of physical activities. Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are basic observable patterns of behaviour present from childhood to adulthood (e.g. run, skip and kick). Recent evidence indicates…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Adolescents, Youth, Physical Activities
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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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Smith, Wayne – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
When observing skill and determining the competency of children and youth physical education teachers often focus on the coordination dynamics within the individual in the early years and then the individual's ability to play the game as they develop. But in these game contexts the focus is often still on the individuals' actions and not the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Games
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Staples, Kerri L.; Reid, Greg – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2010
Delays and deficits may both contribute to atypical development of movement skills by children with ASD. Fundamental movement skills of 25 children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (ages 9-12 years) were compared to three typically developing groups using the "Test of Gross Motor Development" ("TGMD-2"). The group matched on chronological age…
Descriptors: Autism, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Vandaele, Bart; Cools, Wouter; de Decker, Steve; de Martelaer, Kristine – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess mastery of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) in 6- to 6.5-year-old Flemish pre-school children. The subjects were 236 6-year-old children (138 boys, 98 girls; mean age 6 years 2.4 months, SD 2.4). Children were individually assessed with the Motoriktest fur Vier- bis Sechsjahrige Kinder (MOT 4-6) in four…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Shu-Jung; Yang, Shu-Chu – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
The main purpose of the present study is to elucidate any differences which may exist in the FMSs of children between the ages of six and nine. Purposive sampling was used to recruit a total of 485 participants (244 boys and 241 girls) in Chiayi City and Chiayi County. All of the participants were between the ages of six and nine and had no…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Movement Education, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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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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Coker, Cheryl A. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether functional movement proficiency could be improved as measured via the Functional Movement Screen using a standardized warm-up protocol in middle school physical education. A secondary purpose was to determine whether such improvement, if it occurred, would positively influence the technical…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 7
Foley, Adam D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop a deeper understanding of aural and kinesthetic rhythm skill development in elementary school-age children. In this study, I examined my curriculum model for rhythm understanding, which included creating and implementing assessments of movement skills in meter and rhythm. The research questions were: 1.…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Motion, Elementary School Students, Aural Learning
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