School-based interventions for i ncreasing p hysical a ctivity and well-being : The MOVE project’s design and conceptual framework Katie Thomson, Sarah Curtis and Chris Dunn on behalf of the MOVE project team. Supported by: . Adolescent Physical Activity.
School-based interventions for increasing physical activity and well-being: The MOVE project’s design and conceptual framework
Katie Thomson, Sarah Curtis and Chris Dunn on behalf of the MOVE project team
Nader et al. (2008)
In Education and Public Health policy makers are seeking evidence of ‘what works’ based on trial methodologies;
There is a lack of such evidence to inform these areas of policy
There is discussion about whether trials methods are the best way to produce evidence to support policy making in this field (other methods might be complementary/better)
Participative learning intervention
Individual’s PA and bodily state
68 schools allocated to 1 of 4 different groups with different ‘intervention’ programmes in each.
Accelerometry and GPS
* Students use GIS to map their route to school and learn about spatial mapping techniques.
Stage 1:Comparing street map and satellite images from ‘Google maps’
Stage 2:Discussion about what routes show and what they tell us about modes of transportation/physical activity
Stage 3:Linking space to health and wellbeing. Different coloured post-its for things/places that are good/bad for health and wellbeing
In general there is an enthusiastic response from schools >60 schools recruited and proceeding with the research
Teachers and Pupils are directly engaged in the research and we will be recording their experiences
Project legacy : a set of teaching materials designed to bring ideas from health geography into school curricula (planned dissemination via the Geographical Association, Royal Geographical Society and Local Education Authorities).
Good potential to promote better knowledge of geographical tools such as GIS
New understanding of the potential (and limitations of trials methods)
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