Reference : Active Homework: an underresearched element of the active schools concept
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Education & instruction
Educational Sciences
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/50974
Active Homework: an underresearched element of the active schools concept
English
Bailey, Richard []
Heck, Sandra mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Education and Social Work (DESW) >]
Scheuer, Claude mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Education and Social Work (DESW) >]
17-Mar-2022
German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research
Springer
Yes
International
2509-3142
2509-3150
[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.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/50974
10.1007/s12662-022-00802-5

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