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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 and Mahony, Linda and Te Ava, Aue and Smith, Sue and Nutton, Georgie (2017) 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, 45 (5). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0300-4279

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    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 was revealed to be important compared to the ‘empty’ school ground context for primary school children to meet HPE curriculum objectives.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Aue Te Ava
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 15:57
    Last Modified: 26 May 2020 15:57
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12073
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