Online Course
Modern Lifestyles and Classroom Ethos in Early and Middle Childhood Development
Understand the importance of movement and play for children three to seven years old

1-1.5 hours

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Tracy Prowse
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Tracy is a child and adolescent health physiotherapist, mindfulness teacher, pain practitioner, lecturer and trainer

ReLAB-HS
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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Introduction

Modern day children are typically moving less and having more screen time than previous generations. They are less likely to engage in free play and, while they are more likely to play formal sports, there are high dropout rates from these sports by the time children are aged 13. In the last ten years, the number of children being diagnosed with developmental disabilities has also increased. Research highlights the benefits of exercise for all children, including those with developmental disabilities. This course, the first in a series on the physical, cognitive and emotional development of children, discusses the impact of modern lifestyles on children and explores a classroom ethos that can encourage play and movement.

Aims

The aim of this course is to explore the lifestyle of children today, the benefits of physical activity and discuss ways of encouraging more movement, particularly at school.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

Practicalities

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss screen time and physical activity levels in children
  • list eight potential causes for an increase in developmental disabilities
  • summarise the benefits of physical activity for children
  • describe the High Five approach to the ethos and environment of primary schools
  • discuss the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy as a means of assessing physical literacy