Young People

Youth & Child Related Research

Research on matters that directly involve or affect children and young people

Why Walking Is So Good for Parents, Toddlers, and the Cities Where They Live

Why Walking Is So Good for Parents, Toddlers, and the Cities Where They Live

Planning and managing cities has become one of humanity’s defining challenges, yet it is hard to know how to plan for what a city needs now and in the future at the same time. What can we measure to determine if a city is functioning well for its residents today and is likely to live up to its full potential in the long run?

One answer: The daily life of a toddler.

Learning from Trees

Learning from Trees

Life Lessons for Future Generations
This report explores the skills and attributes children need in order to help them deal with future challenges. It combines Australian and international peer-reviewed academic research with the results of a snapshot survey of 200 teachers. The survey was designed and commissioned by Planet Ark and conducted online by consultants Kimberlin Education in April 2017

Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (OYPRA)

National Survey of Australian Outdoor Youth Programs 

The Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (OYPRA) is an Australian group founded in 2009 with the aim of establishing quality evidence of the extent to which outdoor, camping and nature-based programs are associated with reliable improvements in resilience, learning and wellbeing among young people.

Children Lack Basic Movement Skills

Australian children lack the basic movement skills to be active and healthy.
Just as children need to be taught their ABCs to read and write, they also need to be taught fundamental movement skills.

Child Obesity

Determinants of Childhood Adiposity
Energy is required for growth, but the increased incidence of childhood obesity over recent decades indicates the difficulty children have in maintaining an ideal energy balance in the contemporary setting.

The Residential Experience

The impact of residential experience on primary school pupils

Lobbying for greater opportunity for young people to participate in Learning Outside the Classroom needs hard evidence. However, too little convincing evidence is available. On retiring, I had time to gather more evidence and embarked on a three year study of residential adventure education, the area in which I had spent the whole of my career

Randall Williams

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