Physical Education and Wellbeing

Global and Holistic Approaches to Child Health

  • Timothy Lynch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 215-230

About this book


This book explores how physical education (PE) can be best enacted in primary schools in order to optimise children’s wellbeing. Drawing together extensive data from school communities around the globe, the author examines multiple dimensions of child health in practice. Ultimately, the findings suggest that PE is imperative within the wider landscape of children’s holistic learning, offering a powerful platform for meaningful connections across learning areas. While quantitative research has long evidenced the benefits of physical activity, this book contributes to the complex and global issue of what effective health and wellbeing approaches look like in practice. It is natural for children to enjoy movement for the purposes of play, exploration, learning and development: this book is essential reading for educators looking to enhance children’s wellbeing and general health.


Physical education Child health Children and exercise Holistic health Physical Education and Well-being PE

Authors and affiliations

  • Timothy Lynch
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  1. 1.Hornbill SchoolSeriaBrunei Darussalam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22265-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22266-6
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