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Active Homework: an underresearched element of the active schools concept
Bailey, Richard; Heck, Sandra; Scheuer, Claude
2022In German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research
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Abstract :
[en] Background Most physical activity (PA) interventions targeting children focus on the school setting. However, children and young people are often less active at home. The purpose of this article is to review evidence from the last ten years of the contribution of physically Active Homework (AH) to the promotion of PA. Methods Using a rapid review methodology, the article reports on evidence contribution of AH and considers conditions for its effective implementation. Results Although research literature on the effects of AH is limited and missing a theoretical base, studies reporting small positive associations between AH and PA levels were identified. Increases in PA were, however, of low intensity; moderate and vigorous intensities remained relatively unchanged. Conclusions Strategies to increase PA extending beyond the school gym are needed. Further and better research is needed to understand the conditions of effective implementation of AH. Nevertheless, there is a plausibility in providing students regular opportunities to further promote PA in students’ lives by practicing movement and sports skills, and offering a flexible way of finding and pursuing meaningful activities. The fact that AH may encourage the engagement of families and communities, multiplies its potential benefits.
Disciplines :
Education & instruction
Author, co-author :
Bailey, Richard
Heck, Sandra ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Education and Social Work (DESW)
Scheuer, Claude ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Education and Social Work (DESW)
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Active Homework: an underresearched element of the active schools concept
Publication date :
17 March 2022
Journal title :
German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research
ISSN :
2509-3142
eISSN :
2509-3150
Publisher :
Springer
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Educational Sciences
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