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dc.contributor.authorFu, Chak Lun Allan
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29
dc.date.available2019-05-29
dc.date.issued2019-05-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/20469
dc.description.abstractThe objectives of this thesis were 1) To define the critical features in ‘skilled’ and ‘less skilled’ performance for an unconstrained overarm throw in normally developing children at 12-13 years of age and 2) To evaluate the effectiveness of skill descriptions recommended by the Western Australian Department of Education. A three-dimensional kinematic analysis of the trunk, the throwing upper limbs, and the non-throwing upper limbs of 144 students 12 to 13 yrs was conducted. The highest quartile by virtue of ball release velocity (i.e. ‘skilled’) was compared with the lowest quartile (i.e. ‘less skilled’). Sixteen critical features were identified and defined. An interventional study was conducted to assess whether a training program that applied the skill descriptions recommended by the Western Australian Department of Education and pedagogical approaches with a supportive non-competitive psycho-social climate designed could improve the unconstrained overarm throwing skills in the ‘less skilled’ quartiles of children. It was found that the fundamental movement skills training group ‘reduced the gap’ in some of the critical movement patterns. However, the gap was not completely closed for any critical feature and there was no reduction in the gap in critical features relating to rotational sequencing, critical time of discrete events, and self-efficacy. This study provided useful information on the effectiveness of the instructions and pedagogical approaches and proposed changes to the Western Australian Department of Education manual required to improve future intervention programs.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydneyen_AU
dc.publisherFaculty of Health Sciencesen_AU
dc.publisherPhysical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellbeingen_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.en_AU
dc.subjectbiomechanicsen_AU
dc.subjectmovement patternsen_AU
dc.subjectmotor coordinationen_AU
dc.subjectfundamental movement skillsen_AU
dc.subjectphysical educationen_AU
dc.subjectthrowingen_AU
dc.subject.otherincludes published articlesen_AU
dc.titleThe Development of Throwing Competency to Break the Vicious Cycle of Inactivity and Obesity at the Critical Ageen_AU
dc.typePhD Doctorateen_AU
dc.type.pubtypeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU
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