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Mavilidi, Myrto-Foteini; Okely, Anthony D.; Chandler, Paul; Cliff, Dylan P.; Paas, Fred – Educational Psychology Review, 2015
Research suggests that integrating human movement into a cognitive learning task can be effective for learning due to its cognitive and physiological effects. In this study, the learning effects of enacting words through whole-body movements (i.e., physical exercise) and part-body movements (i.e., gestures) were investigated in a foreign language…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Exercise, Nonverbal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Kim, Kyoung Jin; Wee, Su-Jeong; Gilbert, Beverly Boals; Choi, Jeonghee – Childhood Education, 2016
Children's participation in yoga activities is receiving increasingly widespread attention as an exercise system that promotes not only physical health benefits but also psychological well-being. The authors of this article introduce how yoga practices can be implemented in an early childhood classroom to enhance children's mind and body harmony,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Development, Psychological Needs, Well Being
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Pasco, Denis; Ennis, Catherine D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Students' prior knowledge plays an important role in learning new knowledge. In physical education (PE) and physical activity settings, studies have confirmed the role of students' prior knowledge. According to Placek and Griffin, these studies demonstrate that: "our students are not empty balls waiting to be filled with knowledge…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Models, Exercise Physiology, Prior Learning
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Lindberg, Renny; Seo, Jungryul; Laine, Teemu H. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
Increases in the numbers of obese and overweight children are a major issue in post-industrial societies because obesity can lead to severe health-related problems. In addition, many challenges affect the quantity and quality of physical education (PE) provided by schools. Exergames that combine exercise with gaming have been recognized as a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Games, Exercise, Telecommunications
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Pate, Russell R.; O'Neill, Jennifer R.; Brown, William H.; McIver, Kerry L.; Howie, Erin K.; Dowda, Marsha – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
The purpose of this article was to highlight important research needs related to physical activity in 3-to 5-year-old children. We identified research needs in 3 major categories: health effects, patterns of physical activity, and interventions and policies. The top research needs include identifying the health effects of physical activity, the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Preschool Children, Research Needs, Intervention
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Stirrup, Julie – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Policy agendas for early childhood education in the UK as in many countries elsewhere are driven by expectations that play will impact positively on a child's educational attainment, health and well-being. This paper focuses on health knowledge, social class and cultural reproduction within early year education in England, looking specifically at…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Physical Health, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Wall, Sarah J.; Rudisill, Mary E.; Gladden, L. Bruce – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine African American toddlers' cortisol response to acute physical play activity within a full-time subsidized day care environment. Saliva samples were taken from participants (N = 22, ages 26-45.5 months) before and after physical play and control play conditions at the same time of day. Actiheart[TM]monitors…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Play, Physical Activities, Toddlers
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Mullender-Wijnsma, Marijke J.; Hartman, Esther; de Greeff, Johannes W.; Bosker, Roel J.; Doolaard, Simone; Visscher, Chris – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: An intervention was designed that combined physical activity with learning activities. It was based upon evidence for positive effects of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on academic achievement. The aim of this study was to describe the program implementation and effects on academic achievement after 1?year. Methods:…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Physical Activities, Academic Achievement
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Lyoka, Philemon A. – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2007
This paper interrogates the role children's indigenous games of Africa can play in the development of fundamental movement skills relevant in modernized sports. On a daily basis, children in Africa play varieties of traditional games that vary between tribes, communities and distances. However, the efficacy of these games in the development of…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Play, Foreign Countries, African Studies