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ERIC Number: EJ974008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
Studying Environmental Influence on Motor Development in Children
Gabbard, Carl; Krebs, Ruy
Physical Educator, v69 n2 p136-149 2012
There is a good argument that in order to truly understand the influences that shape child motor development, one must consider environmental influences that reflect the multilevel ecological contexts that interact with the changing biological characteristics of the child. Although there are theories typically associated with motor development that mention environmental influence (e.g., constraints, affordances), none provide the comprehensive framework comparable to the works of Bronfenbrenner (1979, 2005). With this paper, we address the need for environmental considerations, highlight Bronfenbrenner's work and application to the field of motor development, and provide examples for research using two contemporary themes. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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