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Aadland, Katrine Nyvoll; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Brønnick, Kolbjørn Selvåg; Moe, Vegard Fusche; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Skrede, Turid; Stavnsbo, Mette; Aadland, Eivind – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a seven-month curriculum prescribed physical activity (PA) intervention (the Active Smarter Kids [ASK] intervention) on executive functions in 10-year-old Norwegian children. A linear mixed model was used to analyze data from 971-1,123 fifth grade children at 28 intervention schools and 29…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Intervention, Executive Function
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Vedul-Kjelsås, Vigdis; Stensdotter, Ann-Katrin; Sigmundsson, Hermundur – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
By using the Movement Assessment Battery (MABC), the present study investigated possible gender differences in several tasks of motor competence in children. The sample included 67 Norwegian sixth-grade children (Girls N?=?29; Boys?=?39). Boys' performance exceeds that of girls in ball skills and in one of the balance skills. No differences were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills
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Haidkind, Pille; Kikas, Eve; Henno, Helen; Peets, Terje – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2011
Controlled Drawing Observation (CDO) was developed by Tove Krogh and it has been used in Denmark, Finland and Estonia for assessing a child's readiness for school. CDO is a group test, it gives information about a child's functioning in an educational setting and it serves as a starting point for later individual assessment. The goal of the study…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Observation, Group Testing, Mathematics Achievement
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Ommundsen, Yngvar; Gundersen, Kari Aasen; Mjaavatn, Per Egil – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
We prospectively examined the role of physical activity involvement, weight status, and motor functioning capability in 1st grade for social status among other pupils in class in the 4th grade. Our sample included 80 Norwegian 1st grade pupils (Girls N = 44; Boys N = 36). 1st grade motor proficiency and objectively measured physical activity, but…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Body Weight, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 1