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Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy Students

Editors: Hyndman, Brendon (Ed.)

  • Includes tips for researchers on the areas to target their school playground interventions to develop active, healthy students
  • Offers insights into the multiple levels of influence on students within school playgrounds that have been explored by researchers around the globe
  • Provides an overview of the types of measurement tools that can be used to gauge students' school playground health and activity levels
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About this book

This book is a research guide for implementing contemporary playground strategies to promote active, healthy students. A number of school playground strategies have succeeded in reducing the decline in students’ activity levels by introducing equipment and policies that encourage further engagement. The book outlines these strategies and ideas and offers insights into their multiple levels of influence on engaging students in school playground activities that can promote student health.

It also discusses previous investigations into the effect of playground strategies on students’ activities and the differences between structured and unstructured playground activities; investigations that have explored the translatability and feasibility of specific school playground strategies and potential recommendations for future school playground research. It also provides observations on the features students desire in their playgrounds and what features are important in terms of safe activities, enjoyment levels, which in turn offers suggestions for future research directions.


About the authors

Dr. Brendon Hyndman is an academic in Personal Development, Health & Physical Education at the School of Education at Southern Cross University (SCU). Prior to this he was the manager of the Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Pre-service) and a lecturer in Education (Health & Physical Education/Teaching & Learning) at the School of Education at Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia. He has undertaken lecturing stints at the School of Education at RMIT University and the University of Western Sydney. Dr Hyndman has extensive school-based teaching/research experience within a diverse range of primary, secondary and tertiary settings and has been involved in teacher education since 2009. Since 2012, he has established himself as an international leader in school physical activity research and has published extensively on the influences on students’ school playground physical activities. 

Dr Hyndman’s research has focused on schools as a crucial setting to develop students’ physical activity participation, health and overall wellbeing. As childhood is a time for students to understand the world through a variety of activities and play, his research has guided teacher awareness of the range of influences and strategies to develop students’ engagement in physical activities via both informal, pedagogical and curricular approaches. The originality, innovation and impact of Dr Brendon Hyndman’s research is showcased by the interest studies both nationally and internationally.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Importance of School Playgrounds for Active, Healthy Students

    Hyndman, Brendon

    Pages 1-12

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  • School Playgrounds as a Place of Learning

    Hyndman, Brendon

    Pages 13-22

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  • The State of Playgrounds in Australian Schools

    Hyndman, Brendon

    Pages 23-36

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  • Adult Decisions on Students’ Play Within Primary School Playgrounds

    Chancellor, Barbara (et al.)

    Pages 37-55

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  • Individual Influences on Students Within School Playgrounds

    Hyndman, Brendon

    Pages 57-65

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-4737-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy Students
Editors
  • Brendon Hyndman
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4738-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4738-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4737-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 175
Number of Illustrations and Tables
70 b/w illustrations
Topics