Integrating the Pedometer Into Physical Education: Monitoring and Evaluating Physical Activity, Pedagogical Implications, Practical Considerations, and Recommendations

Authors

  • Andreas Fröberg Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg
  • Anders Raustorp Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, University of Gothenburg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2019-V76-I1-8608

Keywords:

Health promotion, Motion sensors, Physical education teacher training, Steps

Abstract

The necessity for physical activity during physical education has gained increased and widespread attention during the last few decades. However, without monitoring mechanisms it is challenging for physical education teachers to (a) get a notion of the extent to which lessons are providing physical activity, (b) evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to increase physical activity, and (c) determine whether students are reaching the recommended 50% moderate-to-vigorous physical activity target. In this paper, we argue the advantage of physical education teachers monitoring and evaluating physical activity by integrating the pedometer into the physical education program. We also provide physical education teachers with the pedagogical implications, as well as the practical considerations and recommendations, of integrating the pedometer into physical education lessons.Subscribe to TPE

Published

2019-02-08

Issue

Section

Articles