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Active classrooms: Development and evaluation of a movement integration intervention to increase physical activity levels of primary school children
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2017)
Physical inactivity is recognised as an international public health issue with less than 20% of children globally achieving the recommended 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day for health ...
Effect of active lessons on physical activity, academic and health outcomes: A systematic review (Pre-published version)
(Taylor & Francis [Routledge], 2017)
Purpose. To conduct a systematic review of classroom-based PA interventions which integrate academic content and assess the effectiveness of the interventions on PA, learning, facilitators of learning, and health outcomes. ...
Preliminary findings of Active Classrooms: An intervention to increase physical activity levels of primary school children during class time (Pre-published version)
This study evaluates the effects of a behaviour change intervention, which encourages the integration of PA into the teaching of academic lessons, on PA levels of students. The main outcome is mean minutes of moderate-to-vigorous ...
Teachers’ and students’ perspectives of participating in the ‘Active Classrooms’ movement integration programme (Pre-published version)
This paper evaluates perceptions of 5 teachers and 129 students of participating in an 8-week primary school movement integration intervention. Following training and provision of resources, teachers were asked to teach 2 ...
An intervention to improve the physical activity levels of children: Design and rationale of the ‘Active Classrooms’ cluster randomised controlled trial (Pre-published version)
Background: Recent evidence demonstrates that children are not engaging in the recommended 60mins of moderate to vigorous PA per day. PA interventions have been acknowledged by the WHO (2010) as a key strategy to increase ...