Health and PE

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Research Q&A: Increasing physical activity in the early years
Research Q&A: Increasing physical activity in the early years

A new study by researchers at the University of Canberra has seen three- and four-year olds increase their daily total physical activity by 28 minutes, and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity by 16 minutes. In today’s Q&A, Dr Rohan Telford and Professor Dick Telford discuss the key findings and the importance of physical literacy in developing primary school readiness.

Teacher’s bookshelf: Thrive – A new ‘Phys Ed’?
Teacher’s bookshelf: Thrive – A new ‘Phys Ed’?

In the latest instalment of Teacher’s bookshelf, we share an exclusive extract from Thrive: the purpose of schools in a changing world, by Valerie Hannon and Amelia Peterson. In this 2nd Edition the authors advocate a new purpose for education and explore what thriving might look like in an age of disruption.

Infographic: What girls want in school sport uniforms
Infographic: What girls want in school sport uniforms

Victoria University surveyed 727 girls aged 12 to 18 to gain insight into their preferences and opinions on sport uniforms. Here, we share what clothing they prefer to wear during school sport and their reasons why. The researchers say findings from the study could enhance school and sport club uniform policy.

Sport participation and numeracy performance of Indigenous students
Sport participation and numeracy performance of Indigenous students

Research indicates that Indigenous children’s participation in organised sport leads to an increase of two to seven months’ learning in numeracy. Here, we look at the findings and the implications of this research for closing the learning gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Learning in lockdown – teachers as designers
Learning in lockdown – teachers as designers

As educators in Australia return to face-to-face teaching, and schools around the world grapple with new ways of working to provide continuing support to students during the pandemic restrictions, readers have been getting in touch to share what’s been happening in their own context.

Making lessons more physically active
Making lessons more physically active

Researchers have assessed the impact of physically active lessons on students’ educational, health and cognition outcomes. They found that implementing physical activity into classroom lessons has a positive impact on some domains.

Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project
Agents of learning – the Teen Inquiry Project

In Teacher’s latest reader submission, Year 9 Learning Leader Rachael Williams discusses student agency and shares details of a project at her own school that offers teens a learning experience that’s relevant to their own lives and gives them the opportunity to work with community experts.

Girls' confidence in sport and mathematics
Girls' confidence in sport and mathematics

New research is uncovering how girls’ participation in sport is proving to be a lot lower than boys. In this video, we take a look at how girls’ confidence in sport, and other aspects of schooling, differs to boys’ confidence.

Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions
Risky student behaviour – challenging perceptions

Student perceptions about the attitudes and behaviour of their peers can often be far from the reality. With this in mind, a new pilot project uses a social norms approach to address concerns about teenage use of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis.

Infographic: Top sports by gender

A recent survey has revealed the top five sports for boys and girls in Australia at different age groups. See how the popularity in physical activities differs between genders in today’s infographic.