Monday, 21 August 2017
Dr Swarup Mukherjee, an Assistant Professor at the Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group at NIE, has published a paper in Perceptual and Motor Skills. He co-authored this paper with his research assistants Jamie Lye Ching Ting and Leong Hin Fong.
Titled “Fundamental Motor Skill Proficiency of 6-to-9-year-old Singaporean Children”, this paper is centered on findings from a cross-sectional study that assessed the locomotor and object control skills of 244 children from Primary 1 to Primary 3 levels. The study revealed that many children, despite early exposure to Physical Education (PE) lessons, did not exhibit age-appropriate fundamental motor skill proficiency. In the paper, Dr Mukherjee and his co-authors examined the implications of this finding for children’s future sports competence, motivation to participate in PE lessons as well as the preschool and lower primary PE curricula.
This paper publication arose from OER project titled “Is Movement Proficiency the Precursor to Physically Active Behaviour and Health? An Investigation of the Relationship between Fundamental Movement Skills, Physical Activity and Health in Singapore Primary School Children”.