21 April 2015


Physical Activities during School and Leisure

Children and young people's daily physical activity consists of several different types of games, sport and transport activities in different everyday settings such as, schools, sports clubs, and after school day-care.

This cluster examines these everyday contexts and the different norms, rules and resources for movement activities they contain, in order to improve them. The overall aim of the cluster is to create knowledge about what is important for both the amount of physical activity and the experience and lessons learned from them among children and young people.

The research has two main focal points

One focus is how important social, cultural and psychological factors in interplay shape children and young people's movement activity.

The other focus is what impact various movement activities have for psychological and social factors such as learning, well-being, motivation, social relationships, citizenship and inclusion.

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