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    Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools is ideal for those who want to promote healthy, active lifestyles in schools—not just during physical education classes, but throughout the school day. This book presents a holistic perspective on physical activity, exposing teachers to a broad spectrum of curricular and noncurricular opportunities to enhance their pupils’ engagement with physical activity, as well as the tools and resources to do it.

    Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools offers research-informed, evidence-based practices (built on health-related studies from around the world) that will help teachers broaden their physical activity promotion in school-based environments. Through this text, teachers will receive the following:

    • Tried-and-true practical learning activities that help pupils of all ages lead healthy, active lifestyles

    Clear explanations of the current thinking and evidence underpinning the practical ideas and activities, helping teachers fully grasp the content and depth of the material

    Developmentally appropriate procedures to monitor children’s health, activity and fitness in school, both as individuals and within a cohort (thus helping teachers quantify progress made)

    Best practices, illustrated through a diverse range of case studies, to help teachers connect with the information and help their pupils apply it in real life

    Web Resource to Aid Learning and Implementation

    Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools comes with web resource materials, including quizzes, worksheets, case studies and assessment measures for monitoring children and school-based initiatives on individual, cohort and schoolwide levels. These tools, which are printable and can be used as is or adapted, will help teachers gain a broader understanding of their pupils’ levels of health and physical activity—from both short-term and long-term perspectives—and assist them in implementing activity-promoting practices.

    Activity Throughout the Curriculum

    The text intentionally addresses curriculum requirements—not just in physical education classes, but in other subjects as well—and presents whole-school and cross-curricular recommendations and expectations. It also explores extracurricular opportunities and offers ideas for connecting with parents, caregivers and community physical activity providers.

    Activities in School and Beyond

    Keeping with its holistic approach, Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools supplies a diverse range of activities that can be undertaken both within and beyond school buildings. These community-based activities will be of particular interest to schools that would like to take advantage of resources in their surrounding environment. The book presents activities and school models that suit a range of contexts, and the case studies help teachers conceptualize how they can implement the activities.

    Promoting and Monitoring Activity

    Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools is presented in three parts. Part I explains why the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles is important in schools and clarifies the role that educators in general, and in physical education in particular, have here. Part II focuses on how children’s health, activity and fitness can be monitored in schools and how this can help pupils learn the importance of being healthy, active and fit in their everyday lives. Part III addresses how all children can have healthy, active lifestyles, including pupils with varying abilities and those with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and obesity. This part of the book presents a range of health-related learning activities for pupils of different ages that are developmentally appropriate, inclusive and progressive.

    Making a Positive Difference

    The practical ideas and activities in Promoting Active Lifestyles in Schools will help teachers make a positive difference in the health, well-being and quality of life of their pupils by equipping them with the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence to engage in physically active lifestyles. Schools can use the book to incorporate this important element into the curriculum in a planned and progressive manner that is accessible to all pupils.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Promoting Healthy, Active Lifestyles in UK Schools

    Chapter 1. Recommendations for Nurturing Healthy, Active Children

    Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

    Risks of Inactivity

    Schools’ Effectiveness in Promoting Active Lifestyles

    Common Misconceptions About Children’s Health, Activity and Fitness

    Summary

    Chapter 2. Whole-School Approaches to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

    Creating a Healthy School

    Health Education Models and Approaches

    Active Schools Models and Approaches

    Increasing Activity Levels in All Lessons

    Working With Parents to Promote Active Lifestyles

    Summary

    Chapter 3. Physical Education’s Contribution to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

    Promoting Active Lifestyles in Curriculum Physical Education

    Physical Education and Public Health

    Activity-Promoting Models and Principles in Physical Education

    Health-Related Learning Outcomes

    Health-Related Learning Contexts

    Assessment of Health-Related Learning

    Health-Related Learning Support

    Summary

    Part II. Monitoring Health, Activity and Fitness in Schools

    Chapter 4. Monitoring Health in Schools

    Defining Health

    Rationale for Monitoring Children’s Health

    Methods of Monitoring Children’s Health

    Learning Through Monitoring Children’s Health

    Applying What You Learn From Monitoring Health

    Summary

    Chapter 5. Monitoring Physical Activity in Schools

    Defining Physical Activity

    Rationale for Monitoring Children’s Physical Activity

    Methods of Monitoring Children’s Physical Activity

    Learning Through Monitoring Children’s Physical Activity

    Applying What You Learn From Monitoring Physical Activity

    Summary

    Chapter 6. Monitoring Physical Fitness in Schools

    Defining Physical Fitness

    Rationale for Monitoring Children’s Physical Fitness

    Methods of Monitoring Children’s Physical Fitness

    Learning Through Monitoring Children’s Physical Fitness

    Applying What You Learn From Monitoring Physical Fitness

    Summary

    Part III. Health-Related Learning in Physical Education

    Chapter 7. Involving All Children in Healthy, Active Lifestyles

    Rationale for Involving All Children in Healthy, Active Lifestyles

    Strategies for Involving All Children in Healthy, Active Lifestyles

    Involving Children With Common Health Conditions in Physical Activity

    Recommendations for Involving Children With Asthma, Diabetes and Obesity in Physical Activity

    Summary

    Chapter 8. Health-Related Learning for 5- to 7-Year-Olds

    Health-Related Learning Outcomes and Contexts

    Assessing Health-Related Learning

    Monitoring Health, Activity and Fitness

    Health-Related Learning Plans for 5- to 7-Year-Olds

    Summary

    Chapter 9. Health-Related Learning for 7- to 11-Year-Olds

    Health-Related Learning Outcomes and Contexts

    Assessing Health-Related Learning

    Monitoring Health, Activity and Fitness

    Health-Related Learning Plans for 7- to 11-Year-Olds

    Summary

    Chapter 10. Health-Related Learning for 11- to 14-Year-Olds

    Health-Related Learning Outcomes and Contexts

    Assessing Health-Related Learning

    Monitoring Health, Activity and Fitness

    Health-Related Learning Plans for 11- to 14-Year-Olds

    Summary

    Chapter 11. Health-Related Learning for 14- to 16-Year-Olds

    Health-Related Learning Outcomes and Contexts

    Assessing Health-Related Learning

    Monitoring Health, Activity and Fitness

    Health-Related Learning Plans for 14- to 16-Year-Olds

    Summary

    About the Author

    Jo Harris, PhD, is director of teacher education and a professor in physical education and sport pedagogy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University in Loughborough, England. She has 12 years of teaching experience and 29 years of teacher training experience, and she was honoured in 2015 as a principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy for her significant and sustained contribution to excellence and leadership in the field. Harris has received many other awards for her teaching and contributions to the profession. She previously served as both vice president and president of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom, and she has authored resources and books for teachers and teacher educators. In her leisure time, she enjoys travelling, reading and recreational exercise.

    Lorraine Cale, PhD, is associate dean and a professor in physical education and sport pedagogy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. She has worked in the areas of physical education and teacher education and been actively engaged in research on the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles in schools, both within and beyond the curriculum, for many years. Cale has been published in academic and professional journals and has presented at numerous national and international conferences. She has also edited or authored three other books and numerous book chapters, and she has produced resources and training courses for teachers. Cale has twice been an elected member of the executive committee for the Association for Physical Education. She enjoys jogging, skiing, theatre and learning French.