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Modern Lifestyles and Classroom Ethos in Early and Middle Childhood Development

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

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Course instructor:

Tracy Prowse

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



Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

1-1.5 hours

Summarising the latest research & evidence

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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.


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.


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.

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