Moving Schools Austria - gear model
Movement and physical awareness are central components of school health promotion and prevention. Physical activity has a high impact on both physical and mental health. Today, children are confronted with a much more sedentary living environment than before therefore, more movement needs to be brought into preschool and school educational institutions. The Moving School approach supports the importance of sensory perception and physical movement for a holistic education. The three fields of activity ‘school as a learning and living space’, ‘teaching and learning’ and ‘controlling and organising’ interlock like gear cogs. Every change in a gear affects the other two gears and thus influences or changes the whole system. The gear model can be adjusted for every school, is very easy to understand and is very effective in school development.