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Mavilidi, Myrto F. Dr.

Research Fellow

  • Research Fellow - Early Start Research

Research Overview


  • Myrto’s research focuses on designing school-based physical activity interventions for children and adolescents to enhance cognitive, learning, and psychosocial outcomes. Apart from the apparent physical benefits, physical activity can improve educational (e.g., on-task behaviour, executive function, academic achievement, attitudes towards learning), as well as psychosocial outcomes (e.g., well-being, mood, and inherent motivation). 

    Myrto's research explores how teachers can  incorporate physical activity during learning without compromising academic outcomes. Her studies provide guidance to teachers towards successful implementation, scalability and dissemination of lessons plans aligned with the existing curricula. In addition, teachers are offered different possibilities and alternatives for physical activity participation throughout the school day. For instance, classroom-based physical activities (e.g., active lessons or active breaks) are appropriate, engaging, can be modified and applied in all school settings, from preschool to high school students, involving diverse learning domains (e.g., language, mathematics, science, etc).

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Physical activity and educational outcomes (cognition, academic achievement, on-task behaviour), mental health

Education And Training


  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece
  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece
  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece
  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece

Keywords


  • physical activty 
    cognition
    learning
    children 
    adolescents

Full Name


  • Myrto Mavilidi

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Avenue,

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Myrto’s research focuses on designing school-based physical activity interventions for children and adolescents to enhance cognitive, learning, and psychosocial outcomes. Apart from the apparent physical benefits, physical activity can improve educational (e.g., on-task behaviour, executive function, academic achievement, attitudes towards learning), as well as psychosocial outcomes (e.g., well-being, mood, and inherent motivation). 

    Myrto's research explores how teachers can  incorporate physical activity during learning without compromising academic outcomes. Her studies provide guidance to teachers towards successful implementation, scalability and dissemination of lessons plans aligned with the existing curricula. In addition, teachers are offered different possibilities and alternatives for physical activity participation throughout the school day. For instance, classroom-based physical activities (e.g., active lessons or active breaks) are appropriate, engaging, can be modified and applied in all school settings, from preschool to high school students, involving diverse learning domains (e.g., language, mathematics, science, etc).

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Physical activity and educational outcomes (cognition, academic achievement, on-task behaviour), mental health

Education And Training


  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece
  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece
  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece
  • Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens, Greece

Keywords


  • physical activty 
    cognition
    learning
    children 
    adolescents

Full Name


  • Myrto Mavilidi

Mailing Address


  • Northfields Avenue,

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

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