The importance of being physical in the middle years

lisahunter and Macdonald, Doune (2005) The importance of being physical in the middle years. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 5 1: 10-15.

Author lisahunter
Macdonald, Doune
Title The importance of being physical in the middle years
Journal name Australian Journal of Middle Schooling
ISSN 1445-2928
Publication date 2005-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 10
End page 15
Total pages 6
Editor A. Pentti
Place of publication Toowong
Publisher Middle Years of Schooling Association
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
749999 Education and training not elsewhere classified
730204 Child health
Abstract Young people are physical (as are adults) and their bodies are significant in relation to who they are, what and how they learn, and who they can become. Consistent with middle schooling philosophy, but often not reflected in practice, a balanced approach to all aspects of the growth and development of young people is supported. Much research has shown the middle years is an important time assigned to 'identity development' and 'physical development' while it is also a time when many young people become less physically active and less engaged in learning at school. This paper reviews current research about physical activity, physical education and physicality in order to locate the place of the physical in the lives of young people and encourage practices in the middle years that acknowledge this physicality.
Keyword Middle years
Physical activity
Physical identity
Identity development
Q-Index Code C1

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