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
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
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

Keywords

  • Health and physical education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Digital technology

Cite this

Geng, G. H., & Disney, L. P. (2011). A need of technology-assisted physical activity in young indigenous children's health and physical education. In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Technology for Education and Learning, TEL 2011 (pp. 1-7) https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2011.750-009, https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2011.750-009