Christoph Mall

Christoph Mall
Technische Universität München | TUM · Faculty of Sport and Health Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Sports scientist @ Associate Professorship of Didactics in Sport and Health, TUM Doing research on physical activity, health, wellbeing, learning motivation, and human-nature interaction Focus on - Education Outside the Classroom (EOtC) - Active City approaches - Green Exercise concepts Interested in Bayesian statistics and Compositional Data Analysis
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
Associate Professorship of Didactics in Sport and Health
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2012 - September 2015
Research Group Outdoor Education
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
October 2007 - March 2012
Technichal University of Munich
Field of study
  • Sports Science

Publications

Publications (39)
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Background To investigate contextual factors that influence the implementation of obesity prevention interventions in school addressing children with low socioeconomic status (SES) is very important. Evidence about these factors helps to improve the implementation, which can promote the health of children with low SES and therefore reduce health in...
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This work presents a practice-based design and research approach that was used to explore individual, contextual, and institutional requirements, conceptualize and design AR-based Outdoor-scenarios for individual and joint activities in outdoor sports. Based on the need for social interaction and computer-supported collaborative sports and the decr...
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Background: Education outside the classroom (EOtC) is considered beneficial to children's physical and mental health. Especially, stress resilience has been linked to nature experience. Aims: This study experimentally explored the effects of pupils' autonomy support (AUT) and physical activity (PA) on their biological stress responses and brain...
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The development of 21st century skills in or rather through science teaching is on the agenda of many national and international school reforms aiming at creating so-called 21st century classrooms. In this context autonomous learning and practical relevance of science classes have been identified as important features, and education outside the cla...
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Background A recent dialogue in the field of play, learn, and teach outdoors (referred to as “PLaTO” hereafter) demonstrated the need for developing harmonized and consensus-based terminology, taxonomy, and ontology for PLaTO. This is important as the field evolves and diversifies in its approaches, contents, and contexts over time and in different...
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Die nachhaltige Implementierung und Durchführung des Draußenunterrichts hängt maßgeblich vom Engagement der durchführenden Lehrkräfte ab. Unbedingt sollte in der Forschung deshalb verstärkt deren Perspektive berücksichtigt werden. Nach wie vor besteht in dieser Hinsicht jedoch ein Defizit. Auf Basis einer Onlineumfrage unter Regellehrkräften, Drauß...
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Background Given a suboptimal state of mental health among children, an urgent need exists to seek approaches related to health promotion in this population’s settings, such as in schools. Increased health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and improved school motivation could be crucial for children’s mental health. Based on self-determination theory...
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Praxishinweise für den Draußenunterricht
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Physical activity (PA) in school physical education (PE) is a signature component of health promotion and health education. The study's aim was to explore PA levels and sedentary time in German elementary school PE lessons and relate them to selected personal and environmental PA determinants. Accelerometer measurements were collected from 328 stud...
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Background: Regular physical activity (PA) and reduced sedentary behavior (SB) are positively related to children's health and considered as pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Full-day schools with their afterschool programs (ASPs) have an impact on children's daily PA and SB. Studies investigating PA and SB in ASPs, which compare PA and SB between th...
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Accelerometers offer opportunities for researchers to capture valid data about the intensity and amount of physical behavior (PB) in real-time over a period of several days and weeks. From this multidimensional data, a great number of metrics can be derived to capture and describe the unique aspects of PB. The goal of this paper is to help the end-...
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This doctoral thesis examined Education Outside the Classroom (EOtC), i.e. regular compulsory school and curriculum-based education in a natural or cultural setting outside the school building. First, a systematic literature review showed that EOtC can have a positive impact on students in terms of social, academic, physical and psychological facto...
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Achievement Goal Theory (AGT) has been applied as a core concept for understanding and promoting students' motivation in physical education (PE) and shows considerable relevance for theoretically and empirically justifying the significance of PE. However, systematically organized reviews of empirical research on AGT are limited to physical activiti...
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The worldwide prevalence of mental disorders in children and adolescents increased constantly. Additionally, the recommended amount of physical activity (PA) is not achieved by this age group. These circumstances are associated with negative impacts on their health status in later life and can lead to public health issues. The exposure to natural g...
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Education outside the classroom (EOtC) can be beneficial for students. The relationship between biological stress markers and sedentary behavior (SB) plus physical activity (PA) is insufficiently evaluated in school settings. This exploratory study aims to evaluate the association between students' cortisol, plus circulating cell-free deoxyribonucl...
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Research has shown that outdoor educational interventions can lead to students' increased self-regulated motivational behavior. In this study, we searched into the satisfaction of basic psychological needs (BPN), i.e., autonomy support, the learners' experience of competence, and relatedness, both within the peer group and with their teachers, thro...
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This prospective longitudinal survey compared the stress levels of students taught using an outdoor curriculum in a forest, with children in a normal school setting. We were especially interested in the effect outdoor teaching might have on the children's normal diurnal cortisol rhythm. 48 children (mean age = 11.23; standard deviation (SD) = 0.46)...
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Background: Participants in Outdoor Education Programmes (OEPs) presumably benefit from these programmes in terms of their social and personal development, academic achievement and physical activity (PA). The aim of this systematic review was to identify studies about regular compulsory school- and curriculum-based OEPs, to categorise and evaluate...
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Introduction: In recent years, there is an increasing number of expeditions with educational aims for young people, and some of those address the specific goal of environmental education or "global learning". Those expditions usually lead to spectacular places, such as the Arctic or the Galapagos-Islands, and produce high environmental costs. In th...
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This paper presents data from a mixed-method pilot study (n=84) searching into learning psychological aspects of an outdoor science teaching programme. We use data from qualitative explorations into the pupils’ learning motivation during field observation, a group interview, and open questionnaires, in order to understand quantitative measures from...
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Einleitung Outdoor-Education-Programme (OEP) nutzen für die Umsetzung ihrer pädagogischen Ziele Natursportarten als Medium. Und obwohl TeilnehmerInnen solcher Bildungsmaßnahmen körperlich häufig sehr stark beansprucht werden, wird die Bedeutung der körperlichen und sportlichen Aktivität in diesem Feld bisher kaum reflektiert und das Ausmaß der phys...

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In order to be able to sustainably promote the health behaviour of young people, we are investigating its determining factors from different levels of the socio-ecological model. With the help of quantitative and qualitative approaches, we record the status quo of the health behaviour of children and adolescents, develop interventions and evaluate their implementation and effectiveness
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Investigate and compare physical activity of elementary school children in half-day and all-day schools.
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This is a follow-up study to our paper in Frontiers, searching into the effects of better satisfied basic needs to the self-determination index.