A Need of Technology-Assisted Physical Activity in Young Indigenous Children's Health and Physical Education

Gretchen H. Geng, Leigh P. Disney

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the issues of health and physical education among Indigenous young children in remote communities in Australia and the need for the implementation of technology-assisted physical activity. It was found that although these children were assumed to be very fit, they have higher rates of diseases than non- Indigenous young children, such as Type 2 diabetes. Technology assisted physical activity (Exergame) has been examined in relation to the Indigenous young children?s health and physical education in remote communities. It was also found that there is a need to implement the technology-assisted physical activities into Indigenous young children?s health and physical education classroom. Physical and health educators including general teachers and/or PE specialists in remote communities may find the investigation useful in promoting health and physical education through the use of technology-assisted physical activities among Indigenous children in remote communities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Technology for Education and Learning, TEL 2011
    EditorsR Huang
    Place of PublicationChina
    PublisherInternational Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
    Pages-
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9780889868908
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventIASTED International Conference on Technology for Education and Learning, TEL 2011 - Beijing, China
    Duration: 24 Oct 201125 Oct 2011

    Conference

    ConferenceIASTED International Conference on Technology for Education and Learning, TEL 2011
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period24/10/1125/10/11

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    Geng, G. H., & Disney, L. P. (2011). A Need of Technology-Assisted Physical Activity in Young Indigenous Children's Health and Physical Education. In R. Huang (Ed.), Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Technology for Education and Learning, TEL 2011 (pp. -). China: International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED). https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2011.750-009