The implementation of the Smart Moves daily physical activity program in Queensland state primary schools

Williams, Natasha and Wilson-Gahan, Susan (2013) The implementation of the Smart Moves daily physical activity program in Queensland state primary schools. In: 28th ACHPER International Conference (ACHPER 2013): A Defining Time, 27-29 Nov 2013, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

In 2006, the Department of Education, Training and Employment (DETE) instigated a mandatory daily physical activity program for implementation in Queensland state schools following recommendations from a Ministerial Review of Sport and Physical Activity. The daily physical activity program is referred to as Smart Moves.
This research seeks to determine if teachers are implementing Smart Moves as per the mandated requirements and the extent to which the program is being implemented in Queensland state primary schools. In order to make these determinations, a mixed methods approach was used to collect data from Queensland state primary school teachers required to implement Smart Moves. A survey questionnaire was disseminated and face-to-face interviews were conducted. The data collected has been analysed and the findings discussed.
There have been a number of limitations affiliated with the data collection and subsequent analysis and discussion of this project. The results are recorded with these limitations in mind.
The major finding of the research is Queensland state primary school teachers are not implementing Smart Moves as per the mandated requirements. This has been attributed to a number of reasons, however, the most significant is the lack of time available to provide opportunities for the students to engage in daily physical activity. Generally, teachers are aware of the benefits of daily physical activity, and acknowledge the elements that enable them to include physical activity in their program.
The implication of this research suggests that the parameters of the daily physical activity requirements need to be reviewed and further investigation into the implementation of Smart Moves needs to be undertaken. The Smart Moves program, in its current form, is not being implemented in Queensland state primary schools as per the mandated requirements.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Australian Council of Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) and the Authors. Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, criticism or review, this publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2014 12:14
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2017 03:20
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24588

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