Oceania Highlights: Sport and Education
15 November 2016
Hello Oceania Sports Community,
Welcome to the eleventh issue of Oceania Highlights with selected articles on sport and education.
Enjoy this month's issue and don't forget to email me with any article requests. Thank you and have a good day.
Martin V Burrows Jr.
Oceania Sport Information Centre (OSIC)
Sport and Education
(2014). "The Impact of Social Media on the Awareness of the Olympic Movement." Sport Journal: 1-1.
The Olympic Games are an established sports festival garnering a tremendous amount of public attention and awareness, while the X Games and the Youth Olympic Games are relatively new events targeted toward a younger audience. The purpose of this study was to collect awareness and opinion data from undergraduate students in sport administration, exercise science and sport pedagogy from a university in the Midwestern United States regarding the then upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games, London Olympic Games and Winter X Games.
Bastos, F., et al. (2015). "Relação entre atividade física e desportiva, níveis de IMC, perceções de sucesso e rendimento escolar. / Relation between sport and physical activity, BMI levels, perceptions of success and academic performance." Motricidade 11(3): 41-58.
Overweight is increasing among the school population being physical inactivity one of its main causes. Since it is not clear what kind of attitude do overweight and obese students have towards participation in physical activity and its relationship with academic performance we intend to identify the influencing factors in the context of physical education.
Boyd, S. and R. Hipkins (2015). "Sport in Education Project proving a winner." Physical Educator - Journal of Physical Education New Zealand 48(2): 6-6.
The article examines how the Sport in Education initiative is making a significant difference in efforts for enhancing academic, social, and sporting outcomes for students. Topics discussed include the improvement in engagement and achievement of groups of students with regard to specific learning activities, enhanced student capabilities, and the increase in student confidence. The indicators of enhanced engagement and achievement are mentioned.
Bradley, J., et al. (2013). "School Sport and Academic Achievement." Journal of School Health 83(1): 8-13.
Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) is an integral part of the school curriculum in Ireland. Historically the 'Healthy Body, Healthy Mind' philosophy has promoted the inclusion of PESS alongside more cognitive school subjects. Research suggests that PESS can promote cognitive function and provide educational benefits. However, there is little research on how the choice of school sport influences academic achievement. This study investigated how participation in school sport influences the Leaving Certificate points score in an Irish secondary school.
Bunketorp Käll, L., et al. (2015). "Effects of a Curricular Physical Activity Intervention on Children's School Performance, Wellness, and Brain Development." Journal of School Health 85(10): 704-713.
Physical activity and structural differences in the hippocampus have been linked to educational outcome. We investigated whether a curriculum-based physical activity intervention correlates positively with children's academic achievement, psychological well-being, health-related quality of life ( HRQoL), fitness, and structural development of the brain.
Chen, S., et al. (2013). "An Examination of Behavioral Data and Testing Scores as Indicators of Student-Athletes' Academic Success." Kentucky Newsletter for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 51(1): 1-10.
The researchers examined behavioral data and testing scores to verify the best indicators of student-athletes' academic performance for balancing academic achievement and athletic participation.
Danbert, S. J., et al. (2014). "Academic Success and Retention: The Role of Recreational Sports Fitness Facilities." Recreational Sports Journal 38(1): 14-22.
This study evaluated the role of a university recreational sports and fitness center, in students' academic success.
Dhurup, M. and L. Reddy (2013). "Social and task cohesion and the relationship with team sport satisfaction and academic performance among a first year university cohort." African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance 19(2): 381-393.
There has been a resurgence of interest on the influence of social and task cohesion and academic performance of students in order to find a systematic relationship between cohesion and performance.
Drost, D. K., et al. (2015). "Teaching Elementary-age Youth Catching Skills Using Theoretically Based Motor-development Strategies." JOPERD: The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance 86(1): 30-35.
Participating in general physical activity during childhood may not be the strongest predictor of lifetime physical activity. Children must develop motivation to participate in physically active endeavors and become excited about being active. These feelings toward physical activity may be best obtained by teaching with a more deliberate emphasis on the developmental stages of skill acquisition.
Edoh, P. K. (2012). "Motives behind students' academic achievement and participation in sports activities: A case study of adolescents in Benin Republic secondary schools." African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation & Dance 18(4): 972-983.
Francophone students from North Africa attach more importance to academic studies than their European counterparts who are more attracted to sports and arts. To our knowledge, the attitude of learners from black African countries has not been studied. The objective of this study was to assess how students perform in Benin secondary schools when they are involved in academic pursuits and or in school sports competitions (SSC).
ElİÖZ, M., et al. (2013). "THE EFFECTS OF SPORTING HABIT ON STUDENTS' ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND LEVEL OF LEARNED HELPLESSNESS. " Journal of Physical Education & Sports Science / Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi 7(2): 188-193.
The purpose of this study is to analyse the effects of habit of doing sports in 8th grade students' academic achivements and level of learned helplessness.
Hughes, G. (2010). "Reflections of a novice sports science lecturer: Perceptions of the challenges and sources of support." Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education (Oxford Brookes University) 9(2): 115-122.
A lecturer is typically required to perform the roles of administrator, teacher, personal tutor, researcher and consultant. This article aims to highlight the main perceived demands and challenges a novice sports science university lecturer is likely to face within each of these roles and possible ways to overcome these challenges. A number of sources of support are identified which can ensure a novice lecturer maintains the focus of their work during the early stages of their career and continues their professional development.
Jonker, L., et al. (2009). "Talented athletes and academic achievements: a comparison over 14 years." High Ability Studies 20(1): 55-64.
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the academic achievements of 200 talented athletes in 1992/1993 and 200 in 2006/2007, aged 14-16 years.
Lekina, D. (2016). "Model for assessing achievements of students in the academic discipline of Swimming." Journal of Physical Education & Sport 16: 679-682.
After applying the author's methodology for accelerated training in swimming of students from the groups of "Sports", one of the most important indicators for quality of acquired skills is result of the training, expressed in digital grades, obtained during the inspection and assessment of the knowledge and skills of students during the current control and the final exam. The purpose of the paper is establishing a model for specific assessment of the achievements and the level of reached swimming training of students.
Mohamed, A. S. E. and E. M. Ahmed (2016). "THE EFFECT OF USING THE SIX THINKING HATS STRATEGY IN TEACHING HEALTH AND FITNESS COURSE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREATIVE THINKING AND THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL." Ovidius University Annals, Series Physical Education & Sport/Science, Movement & Health 16(2): 209-215.
Aim. Creativity is a multi-faceted phenomenon, includes a new production and in the evening, which is consistent with the primary objective of education in this day and age, a graduate learners capable of innovation and creativity and uncover new, to create a creative and innovative thinking at the time of the change pattern. The aim of this study was to investigate that Effect of using the six thinking hats strategy in teaching health and fitness course on the development of creative thinking and the academic achievement level.
Pathan, P. A., et al. (2010). "THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPORT ACTIVITIES, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND PERSONALITY DYNAMICS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SINDH." Shield: Research Journal of Physical Education & Sports Science(5): 19-28.
This paper examines the relationship between education performance of person and his grooming in the society with sports activities especially at early education levels of schooling. Some valid inferences have been drawn to indicate that sports activities in early schooling age has significant impact on big five personality traits in the later part i.e. professional life of a person.
Peternelj, B., et al. (2009). "ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF PUPILS IN SPORT CLASSES: PUPILS ATTENDING SPORT CLASSES HAVE HIGHER FINAL GRADES, BUT….." Kinesiologia Slovenica 15(1): 5-16.
The main goal of the study was to establish whether there are any differences between groups of pupils attending a sport class for eight years and those attending a regular class in terms of their final grade.