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Complementing the Australian primary school Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum: exploring children’s HPE learning experiences within varying school ground equipment contexts

Hyndman, Brendon, Mahony, Linda, Aue Te Ava, Smith, Sue Erica and Nutton, Georgie (2016). Complementing the Australian primary school Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum: exploring children’s HPE learning experiences within varying school ground equipment contexts. Education 3-13 : International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education,(Online 3 March 2016).

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Title Complementing the Australian primary school Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum: exploring children’s HPE learning experiences within varying school ground equipment contexts
Author Hyndman, Brendon
Mahony, Linda
Aue Te Ava
Smith, Sue Erica
Nutton, Georgie
Journal Name Education 3-13 : International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education
Publication Date 2016
Issue Number Online 3 March 2016
ISSN 0300-4279   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
eISSN 1475-7575
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research 330000 Education
Abstract This paper unearths how primary school children experience and can complement the Australian HPE curriculum within three unique school ground equipment scenarios that include an ‘empty’, ‘loose parts’ and a ‘traditional’ school ground context. Using direct observation, 490 scans were undertaken of the school grounds over five days. Field note observations recorded children’s HPE learning experiences according to the curriculum and predominant physical activity types and intensities were recorded. Implementing a variety of school ground equipment provisions were revealed to be important compared to the ‘empty’ school ground context for primary school children to meet HPE curriculum objectives.
Keywords Primary school
Curriculum
Health and physical Education (HPE)
School grounds
Physical activity
Equipment
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2016.1152282   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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Additional Notes Accepted version pp.2-19


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