Frederico Lopes

Frederico Lopes
Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon · Department of Sport and Health

Ph.D. in Human Movement Sciences, specialization in Motor Behaviour

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January 2012 - January 2017
Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (26)
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This study examined the relationship between the quality of the kindergarten physical and social environment to promote physical activity (PA) and preschoolers’ motor and social–emotional competence. Two Portuguese kindergartens (Gondomar city) were selected from a pool of seventeen with an assessment of kindergarten PA best practices (one with hig...
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The ability to initiate and engage in relationships is a critical landmark and predictor of children’s development and well-being. In kindergarten, children exhibit greater social participation outdoors rather than indoors. Indeed, the physical environment influences preschoolers’ social proximity. In this study, we examine the relationship between...
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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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This systematic review synthesised evidence on associations between nature-based early childhood education (ECE) and children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development. A search of nine databases was concluded in August 2020. Studies were eligible if: (a) children (2–7 years) attended ECE, (b) ECE integrated nature, and (c) assessed child-leve...
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Background: The purpose was to synthesize evidence on the association between nature-based Early Childhood Education (ECE) and children's physical activity (PA) and motor competence (MC). Methods: A literature search of 9 databases was concluded in August 2020. Studies were eligible if (1) children were aged 2-7 years old and attending ECE, (2)...
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Background Learning to cycle is an important milestone for children, but the popularity of cycling and the environmental factors that promote the development and practice of this foundational movement skill vary among cultures and across time. This present study aimed to investigate if country of residence and the generation in which a person was b...
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In this article, we intend to discuss the children’s right to the city, assuming their role as "spatialists" who participate in the transformation of public spaces into meaningful places. The signs of change in the conditions and dispositions of society in relation to the presence of children, as a moving body that transits between unequal spaces,...
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Background: Learning to cycle is an important milestone in a child's life, so it is important to allow them to explore cycling as soon as possible. The use of a bicycle with training wheels (BTW) for learning to cycling is an old approach practiced worldwide. Most recently, a new approach using the balance bike (BB) has received increased attentio...
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Cadernos de Educação de Infância | APEI 2021 Neste artigo, partilhamos a narrativa da vivência plena de uma abordagem transdisciplinar na formação de Educadoras/es de Infância e Professoras/es de 1º Ciclo de Ensino Básico, no 1º ano dos Mestrados que conduzem à sua profissionalização: Mestrado em Educação Pré-escolar (MEPE) e Mestrado em Educação P...
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The present article aimed to verify whether the age at which children learn to ride a bicycle is related to their physical activity or birth order. Data were collected from an online structured survey between November 2019 and June 2020. A total of 8614 responses were obtained from 22 countries. The results reveal significant differences in learnin...
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Learning to ride a bicycle is an important milestone in children’s life, so it is important to allow them to explore cycling as soon as possible. The use of a bicycle with training wheels (BTW) for learning to cycling independently is an old approach practiced worldwide. Most recently, a new approach using the balance bike (BB) has increased, and s...
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Problem Statement:The COVID-19 pandemic led to significant changes in the life routines of preschool children, both during lockdown and post-lockdown periods. Approach:An online survey completed by parents, in-loco assessment scales filled in by a researcherand semi-structured interviews with preschool teacherswere used to investigate the effects o...
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Risk aversive perceptions and practices among ECEC practitioners and parents have proven to be an important reason for the decline of young children’s opportunities for free outdoor play. Yet, there are also cultural differences in the perception of children’s risky play. This study aims at examining the factors that ECEC practitioners and parents...
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Through development, a child’s varied movement contexts provide different opportunities or affordances for action that are fundamental to promoting motor competence. Although home is the primary environment for infants, as children age, school and sport environments gain importance. Studies focusing on affordances for motor behavior in children hav...
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Meaning of place is usually approached as slow social cognitive construction. However, grounded on the theory of affordances, it may also stem from direct perception-action processes, which enable the formation of immediate perceived functional, social or symbolic meaning of place (Raymond et al., 2017b). In the present study, affordances of places...
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This study is aimed to evaluate the impact of urbanization in children’s independent mobility in Portugal. Mobility licenses, actual mobility, fear of traffic, stranger danger and sense of community were compared in highly, moderately and non urbanized environments and according to gender. Results showed that increase of urbanization leads to a dec...
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In this paper, we present part of an ongoing PhD study. We aim to reveal children’s geographies in three distinct locations of the Greater Lisbon (east, west and coastal areas), each with distinct physical features. These geographies will be assessed throughout children’s own representation and mapping of mobility and of significant experiences, wi...
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In this paper, we present SoftGIS methodology used in an undergoing PhD cross-sectional research. By using a web-map based questionnaire, children are allowed to self-report and place-mark significant interactions with the environment on a map of the city. Children were presented a list of several affordances according to play, leisure time, social...
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Objectives To characterize children's independent mobility in Portugal, by studying the influence of age, sex, school type (primary/secondary) and location (urban/rural). To explore associations between mobility licences and children's actual independent mobility. Design Cross-sectional study of 1099 children between 8 and 15 years of age and thei...
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A independência de mobilidade de crianças tem vindo a ser estudada, na Europa, desde o início dos anos 70. No presente, este tópico continua a ser de extrema relevância devido à sua drástica redução e consequentes efeitos perniciosos no desenvolvimento da criança, e na vivência da própria infância; por se afirmar como território de investigação-int...
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Neste artigo apresentamos as ideias e objetivos de um projeto de doutoramento em curso. Estudos recentes sobre a autonomia da criança na cidade indicam uma diminuição da independência de mobilidade. A autonomia de movimento na interação criança-envolvimento é significativa para a aquisição de conhecimento face ao envolvimento (Rissotto & Tonucci, 2...
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Resumo Este estudo pretende descrever a independência de mobilidade em crianças resi-dentes num contexto urbano. A independência de mobilidade foi avaliada através da aplicação de um questionário dirigido a 95 crianças (8 a 13 anos) que frequentam duas escolas, no 3º, 4º e 6º ano de escolaridade e outro dirigido aos pais/cuidado-res destas. Os resu...

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- Investigate learning to cycle in children - Investigate the influence of different instruments on learning to cycle (balance bike vs bicycle with training wheels) - Investigate the influence of individual constraints on learning to cycle