UnLock Research

UnLock Research articles are a great resource for health and physical educators who want to learn about relevant research. Each monthly UnLock Research article reviews and summarizes a recently published research study.

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Current Article: Sex Differences in 3- to 5-Year-Old Children’s Motor Competence: A Pooled Cross-Sectional Analysis of 6,241 Children

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About UnLock Research

Professor Lawrence F. Locke, a leader in U.S. sport pedagogy, developed the UnLock Research website as a way to help teachers and scholars become better informed about the many good things going on in sport pedagogy. He also wanted to connect them with the various aspects of doing, reading, understanding, and interpreting research. Now a professor emeritus of education and physical education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Locke has graciously allowed us to continue the legacy of his UnLock Research materials.

SHAPE America now offers these monthly translated research articles to help you in your career. Many thanks to Nicolette Smith-Suchon, doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for translating articles for the 2023-2024 year.

From Theory Into Practice

The “Theory Into Practice” column can be found in each issue of Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. It summarizes topical research findings to help practitioners apply research, knowledge and evidence-based practices in physical education and sports.

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