An exploration into the amount of time reception aged children are engaged in physical activity and the viewpoints of primary school teachers on technology

Student, A. (2020) An exploration into the amount of time reception aged children are engaged in physical activity and the viewpoints of primary school teachers on technology. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This case study explores the amount of time children in reception engage in physical activity, sedentary behaviour and teachers’ attitudes towards the use of technology. The study looks at the current physical activity guidance for children published by the Chief Medical Officer and examines research on the time children are spent active and sedentary within school. Along with how technology is used by teachers and the role of technology within active and sedentary learning. The data was collected through the use of document analysis, questionnaires, field notes and interviews from teachers including a focus upon teachers within reception. The findings demonstrated that children within reception have the opportunity to meet the recommended physical activity guidance. Reception teachers plan sufficient time for physical activity along with elements of sedentary time within the school day, incorporating elements of technology to enhance children’s learning. Teachers agree that technology is beneficial for children’s learning but consider technology to have negative effects on children’s behaviour. Demonstrating that teachers appear to have an internal conflict on the use of technology and screen time within the classroom.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Primary Teaching
Uncontrolled Keywords: outdoor, outdoor learning, technology, IT, primary teaching, early years
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Departments > Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2020 10:20
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 10:20
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5239

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