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A Need of Technology-Assisted Physical Activity in Young Indigenous Children's Health and Physical Education

Geng, Gretchen and Disney, Leigh (2011). A Need of Technology-Assisted Physical Activity in Young Indigenous Children's Health and Physical Education. In: Huang, R. Technology for Education and Learning, Beijing, China, 24-25 October 2011.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 82056760xPUB70
Author Geng, Gretchen
Disney, Leigh
Title A Need of Technology-Assisted Physical Activity in Young Indigenous Children's Health and Physical Education
Conference Name Technology for Education and Learning
Conference Location Beijing, China
Conference Dates 24-25 October 2011
Conference Publication Title Technology for Education and Learning Conference Proceedings
Editor Huang, R.
Place of Publication China
Publisher International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Publication Year 2011
ISBN 978-0-88986-912-7 ; 978-0-88986-890-8 (CD)   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 7
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This paper examines the issues of health and physical education among Indigenous young children in remote communities in Australia and the need for the implementation of technology-assisted physical activity. It was found that although these children were assumed to be very fit, they have higher rates of diseases than non-Indigenous young children, such as Type 2 diabetes. Technology assisted physical activity (Exergame) has been examined in relation to the Indigenous young children’s health and physical education in remote communities. It was also found that there is a need to implement the technology-assisted physical activities into Indigenous young children’s health and physical education classroom. Physical and health educators including general teachers and/or PE specialists in remote communities may find the investigation useful in promoting health and physical education through the use of technology-assisted physical activities among Indigenous children in remote communities.
Additional Notes DOI: 10.2316/P.2011.750-009 (Track: 750-009)
 
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