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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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Palmer, Kara K.; Matsuyama, Abigail L.; Irwin, J. Megan; Porter, Jared M.; Robinson, Leah E. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background and purpose: Attentional focus cues have been shown to impact motor performance of adults and children. Specifically, an external focus of attention results in improved motor learning and performance as compared to adopting an internal focus of attention. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an internal and external…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attention Control, Motor Reactions, Psychomotor Skills
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Calder Stegemann, Kim; Grünke, Matthias – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2014
Number sense is critical to the development of higher order mathematic abilities. However, some children have difficulty acquiring these fundamental skills and the knowledge base of effective interventions/remediation is relatively limited. Based on emerging neuro-scientific research which has identified the association between finger…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computation, Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts
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Oliver, Suzanne – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2009
This article addresses postural awareness and efficiency as a fundamental but often overlooked aspect of movement training that falls naturally into the domain of HPERD pedagogical practice. Beginning with a brief overview and discussion on the anatomical "cost" of poor organization, the body of the article describes activities that can be…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Teaching Methods, Human Body, Physical Activities
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Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2016
By bringing together the national German sports game community and an international scientific community in a joint conference, the 6th International Teaching Games for Understanding Conference (TGfU) Meets the 10th German Sports Games Symposium of the German Association of Sport Science (DVS), held July 25-27, 2016, at the German Sport University…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Team Sports, Racquet Sports, Athletics
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Weiller-Abels, Karen; Bridges, Jennifer – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2011
All physical educators want to provide lessons that foster success. Particularly essential to the movement education framework is not only providing lessons that foster motor success, but also to develop knowledge about movement to help the learner develop skill in executing all different types of movement. The framework and examples provided in…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Learning Activities, Fundamental Concepts, Instructional Design
Moreno da Fonseca, Pedro – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Europe faces an increase in the age of its natural population and a reduction in available labour force. The retirement of a highly qualified workforce, alongside a rise in demand for medium- and high-skilled workers, will likely result in labour shortages in several sectors and countries. The movement of qualified, third-country immigrants into…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Retirement, Labor Force
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Lundberg, Michael; Rasmussen, Jay – Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The maker education movement is growing in the United States. In order for this movement to gain widespread acceptance it is critical that students' learning goals and progress towards those goals are clearly visible to all stakeholders. Given that traditional assessment methods may not be best suited for measuring some of the higher order skills…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Test Construction, Alternative Assessment
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Ampartzaki, Maria; Kalogiannakis, Michail – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In an attempt to understand the natural world's phenomena, young children form their perceptions of different aspects of the macrocosm, which they contrast with new scientific concepts. This process calls for an early intervention that will provide the stimuli and the tools for the development of new concepts, ideas, and cognitive structures. The…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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
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Gabbard, Carl – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1988
Details are presented regarding the essential elements of an effective early childhood physical education curriculum. Components include movement awareness, fundamental locomotor skills, fundamental nonlocomotor skills, fundamental manipulative skills, and health-related fitness. (CB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health Education, Motor Development, Movement Education
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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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Oliva, Gaetano – World Journal of Education, 2015
Education to Theatricality as pedagogical and artistic research is experienced by almost twenty years in Italy in laboratories and projects organized in collaboration with universities, schools, theaters, educational centers, cultural centers, educational and social services, associations. Education to Theatricality is a science that includes…
Descriptors: Drama Workshops, Creative Activities, Creativity, Theater Arts
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Sabatini, John P.; O'Reilly, Tenaha; Halderman, Laura K.; Bruce, Kelly – Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 2014
In recent years, researchers, educators, and policy makers have called for a new generation of reading comprehension assessments (e.g., Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2008). Advocates of this movement argue for a deeper type of reading assessment, one that captures students' ability to not only understand single texts in isolation but also…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties, Vignettes, Middle School Students
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Theodoraki, Kalliopi; Kampiotis, Spiridon – Science Education International, 2007
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the teaching of creative movement and improvisation can influence the development of movement synthesis ability. Movement synthesis ability refers to the production of a movement composition. Twenty-five female freshmen, physical education students, participated in the study. They created…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Females, Physical Education, Creativity
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