Physically Active Learning: Insights from Research and Practice
Wednesday 18th October 1pm to 4:30pm
Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, LS6 3QS
Session one: Research and Practice Symposium, James Graham Lecture Theatre B
1-2:40pm: Physically Active Learning: insights from research and practice
Session two: Workshop, TBC on the day
3-4:30pm: Improving research informed practice: physically active learning across the UK: What are the next steps?
The seminar and workshop will draw together leading researchers and practitioners from across England who specialise in physically active learning. Children's’ physical activity levels in the UK are among the lowest in the developed world. With children
spending a large proportion of their time in school, the UK Obesity Plan requires schools to provide children with 30 minutes of in-school physical activity each day. With traditional approaches to increasing physical activity in break, lunch and PE resulting
in minimal improvement, new avenues for exploration are required.
Segmented-day patterns of physical activity in children consistently highlight lesson times as the most sedentary portion of a child’s day. Therefore this presents a premium opportunity to increase physical activity for all children.
Studies from across the world have demonstrated the potential of physically active learning to increase physical activity levels and more importantly academic performance. Results however are inconsistent, although never negative. Presentations in the
seminar will showcase the current knowledge on; the potential of, barriers to and ideas for, physically active learning. The workshop will then draw on the collective knowledge of the attendees to develop a future strategy to enhance physically active learning
across the England and the rest of the UK.
Booking link: To confirm you please click here