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Looking beyond the classroom walls: An insight for teachers of primary and secondary students' perceptions to enhance the school physical activity environment

Hyndman, Brendon (2015). Looking beyond the classroom walls: An insight for teachers of primary and secondary students' perceptions to enhance the school physical activity environment. In: 29th International Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) conference, Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, S.A., 13-15 April 2015.

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IRMA ID 84279116xPUB371
Author Hyndman, Brendon
Title Looking beyond the classroom walls: An insight for teachers of primary and secondary students' perceptions to enhance the school physical activity environment
Conference Name 29th International Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) conference
Conference Location Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, S.A.
Conference Dates 13-15 April 2015
Conference Publication Title Values into Action - A Brighter Future: Edited Proceedings of the 29th ACHPER International Conference
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
Publication Year 2015
ISBN 978-0-9941752-3-6   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 89
End Page 101
Total Pages 13
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract With an increasing focus on schools to facilitate physical activity, there is more demand than ever for teachers to equip children with the necessary skills to be physically active. Gaining an understanding of students' perceptions could help teachers promote increased physical activity levels among school students. The purpose of this paper was to explore primary and secondary students' of features to enhance the school physical activity environment. Four government schools (two primary and two secondary) in the western region of Victoria were recruited for the study. Focus groups and map drawing were used to gain a broad understanding of primary and secondary students' perceptions for enhancing the school physical activity environment. During this study, 78 students from four government schools (two primary and two secondary) were recruited with students aged 10 to 13 years. The focus group discussions consisted of 54 students (32 primary and 22 secondary) and the map drawing sessions included 24 students (17 primary and 7 secondary). Gender-specific perceptions of the school physical activity environment will also be discussed. Currently, many school facilities are implemented by adults. Listening to students' perspectives of the features that could enhance school physical activity environments may assist in developing strategies to reduce the time students spend engaged in sedentary behaviours and to promote healthy, active students. The features identified in this paper provide important information for teachers and school decision makers to consider when targeting children's physical activity within the school environment.
Keyword Primary school
Secondary school
Physical activity
Environmental features
Facilities
Additional Notes Accepted version pp.1-10
Description for Link Link to conference proceedings
URL http://www.achper.org.au/documents/item/433
 
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