Presentation Title

What We Can Learn from Denmark's Education System

Presenter Information

Aubrey BaranFollow

Faculty Mentor

Anne Sebanc

Start Date

17-11-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:30 AM

Location

HARBESON 3

Session

POSTER 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

education

Abstract

Physical activity is critical to young students and is not valued enough in classrooms across most content areas. While many forms of physical activity are valued in extracurriculars, there is very little implementation within our typical school day. This is a recurring issue throughout the United States and one that has a significant contribution to the health and fitness statistics as well as attention abilities among United States students. This led my research to expand internationally, seeking an education system that differed from the United States in a more positive manner. There is sufficient data to indicate that Denmark has success in integrating academics with athletics in a school setting which has had a positive effect on school aged students health and success. There are countless reports of the outdoor play and learning approach that Denmark has in place for school aged children and this will be a focus of my study as it differs greatly from the systems that I have observed in the United States. In addition, I have seen through my initial research that the children’s health and well being have been positively impacted according to average statistical evidence (Waller et al., 2017). This paper analyzes the importance of integrating physical education into the curriculum of school age students across all subjects and propose a way in which we can implement these findings into our curriculum here in the United States. Students have been found to have high rates of achievement with the implementation of similar methods and the rate of success in insurmountable. It also demonstrates the success that has been achieved through this implementation and the necessary steps that must be considered going forward with this research.

Keywords: physical activity, integrating, implementation, curriculum

Summary of research results to be presented

Following the concepts presented in my abstract, my results come from various scholarly articles and field observations from various primary schools around Denmark in the summer of 2018. The scholarly articles that I have found include extensive information in regards to physical fitness and childhood health in the United States and Denmark as well as various articles regarding the ways in which physical education can be implemented into an academic lesson plan. In addition, through my opportunity to perform field observations from various primary school around Denmark, I was able to experience first hand what the schools were doing well and devise ideas on how this can be transferred to the education system in the United States. It was critical to both research and observe this concept because I was able to get a better understanding of what a successful implementation of physical education within the core curriculum would look like. In addition, as stated in my abstract, students were found to have high rates of achievement with the implementation of similar methods and the rate of success in insurmountable. It also demonstrates the success that has been achieved through this implementation and the necessary steps that must be considered going forward with this research. This is critical to emphasize as a result of my research in this field.

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Nov 17th, 8:30 AM Nov 17th, 10:30 AM

What We Can Learn from Denmark's Education System

HARBESON 3

Physical activity is critical to young students and is not valued enough in classrooms across most content areas. While many forms of physical activity are valued in extracurriculars, there is very little implementation within our typical school day. This is a recurring issue throughout the United States and one that has a significant contribution to the health and fitness statistics as well as attention abilities among United States students. This led my research to expand internationally, seeking an education system that differed from the United States in a more positive manner. There is sufficient data to indicate that Denmark has success in integrating academics with athletics in a school setting which has had a positive effect on school aged students health and success. There are countless reports of the outdoor play and learning approach that Denmark has in place for school aged children and this will be a focus of my study as it differs greatly from the systems that I have observed in the United States. In addition, I have seen through my initial research that the children’s health and well being have been positively impacted according to average statistical evidence (Waller et al., 2017). This paper analyzes the importance of integrating physical education into the curriculum of school age students across all subjects and propose a way in which we can implement these findings into our curriculum here in the United States. Students have been found to have high rates of achievement with the implementation of similar methods and the rate of success in insurmountable. It also demonstrates the success that has been achieved through this implementation and the necessary steps that must be considered going forward with this research.

Keywords: physical activity, integrating, implementation, curriculum