Contributions of the School Settings to the Promotion of Health-enhancing Physical Activity – dissemination of the HEPAS project results in the context of the Czech curriculum changes



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Life in Health 2021: Research and Practice Proceedings of the International Conference held on 9–10 September 2021
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords Health promotion and health protection research; Health promotion and health protection projects and programmes
Description This text presents one of the steps in the dissemination process of the ‘HEPAS’ project in the Czech Republic. HEPAS (Healthy and Physically Active Schools in Europe) was funded under the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships led by the University of Luxembourg. HEPAS Associated Partners (according to the service agreement) was to perform the activities specified in the agreement to successfully promote and implement the project results in their respective country. In the Czech Republic, the Czech Society of PE Teachers (CSPET) was the HEPAS associated partner. The objective of this paper is to point out an unpublished report elaborated by the HEPAS project team and use the data to consider the specifics of the Czech curriculum currently being revised. The report brought evidence from the last ten years of the contributions of schoolbased physical activity, physical education, and school sport on the promotion of healthenhancing physical activity. The study used a 'rapid reviewing' method, in which sources were identified and analysed using systematic reviewing techniques, but subsequent stages were adapted to facilitate flexible and practical interpretation. The authors used the results to discuss the plausibility of introducing an ‘Active Schools’ concept in the Czech curricula, in which physical education lessons designed to equip students with the prerequisite knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values supportive of a physically active lifestyle are augmented by other school-based contexts which provide the opportunity to meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity participation.
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