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Physical Education and Wellbeing, Global and Holistic Approaches to Child Health, by Timothy Lynch

This book explores how physical education (PE) can be best enacted in primary schools in order to optimise children’s wellbeing. Drawing together extensive data from school communities around the globe, the author examines multiple dimensions of child health in practice. Ultimately, the findings suggest that PE is imperative within the wider landscape of children’s holistic learning, offering a powerful platform for meaningful connections across learning areas. While quantitative research has long evidenced the benefits of physical activity, this book contributes to the complex and global issue of what effective health and wellbeing approaches look like in practice. It is natural for children to enjoy movement for the purposes of play, exploration, learning and development: this book is essential reading for educators looking to enhance children’s wellbeing and general health
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Theories, Models and Approaches: Physical Education and Wellbeing -- Chapter 3. Approaches to Health and Wellbeing -- Chapter 4. Global policy: Holistic Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education -- Chapter 5 -- The Meaning of 'Education' in 'Physical Education' -- Chapter 6. 'Physically' Educated for Student Wellbeing -- Chapter 7. History of the Physical Dimension -- Chapter 8. Contemporary Problems: Exploring the Power of Educational Approaches in Health, Wellbeing and Physical Education -- Chapter 9. The Socio-cultural Approach and Implementation in Schools -- Chapter 10. Methodology: Research Design and Analysis of Data -- Chapter 11. Spiritual Dimension -- Chapter 12. Mental Health: Social and Emotional Dimensions -- Chapter 13. Physical Dimension -- Chapter 14. Cognitive Dimension -- Chapter 15. Conclusion and Recommendations
Literary form
non fiction
1st ed. 2019.
Physical description
1 online resource (XIII, 230 p. 3 illus., 1 illus. in color.)
Specific material designation
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