Basic Motor Competencies in Europe (BMC-EU)

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There is a broad consensus that physical activity (PA) is important to health and well-being. Among other things, PA (including basic motor competencies as an important determinant of PA) is an objective in Physical Education (PE). The BMC-EU project, which is carried out in collaboration with 13 universities in twelve European countries and the European Physical Education Association (EUPEA), contributes to the promotion of children’s motor development in PE. The project pursues two goals. One goal is the measurement of basic motor competencies (BMCs) among students in grades one to four. Students need BMCs in order to be able to participate in the culture of sport and exercise and develop a physically active lifestyle. In order to be able to promote BMCs accurately, teachers need to be able to assess the motor competencies of their students. The standardized MOBAK instrument (Herrmann, Gerlach & Seelig, 2015) will be used for assessing these competencies. An international comparative analysis of the assessment results will be carried out in order to reach the second goal which is to use these results and develop a support toolkit and teacher training. The toolkit and the training will support teacher in assessing and promoting motor development in PE. The project is funded by the European Commission as part of the programme Erasmus Sport+ (project number: 590777-EPP-1-2017-1-DE-SPO-SCP) during the period 01/2018 to 12/2019.

Herrmann, C., Gerlach, E., & Seelig, H. (2015). Development and validation of a test instrument for the assessment of basic motor competencies in primary school. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 19 (2), 80–90. DOI: 10.1080/1091367X.2014.998821

https://www.uni-potsdam.de/sportdidaktik/forschung/bmc-eu.html, http://mobak.info/en/

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