Title

The Effects of Recess on a Child’s School Experience

Date

5-28-2015 8:45 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 9:00 AM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Department

Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science

Session Chair

Daryl Thomas

Session Chair

Janet Roberts

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Symposium

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Amy Hammermeister-Jordan

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Recess has always been a part of a child’s school day experience, but as of now the length of time children are spending outside and moving during the school day is decreasing. School administrators have been shifting their focus from ensuring children are moving, to ensuring children are in the classroom learning as much as possible in order to raise test scores. However research shows this strategy may be counterproductive. This decreased amount of play time could have adverse effects on students. Understanding these effects could allow teachers, administration and policy makers to improve the current strategies they have been utilizing.

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May 28th, 8:45 AM May 28th, 9:00 AM

The Effects of Recess on a Child’s School Experience

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 203

Recess has always been a part of a child’s school day experience, but as of now the length of time children are spending outside and moving during the school day is decreasing. School administrators have been shifting their focus from ensuring children are moving, to ensuring children are in the classroom learning as much as possible in order to raise test scores. However research shows this strategy may be counterproductive. This decreased amount of play time could have adverse effects on students. Understanding these effects could allow teachers, administration and policy makers to improve the current strategies they have been utilizing.