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About the International Motor Development Research Consortium

The International Motor Development Research Consortium (I-MDRC) was created in 2014  as a way to bring together an international body of researchers at various points in their career and from a variety of countries and research backgrounds. Our purpose is to increase visibility and impact of Motor Development research over the next decade through meaningful collaborations.

Vision

It has been 25 years since the publication of Clark & Whitall’s  “What is Motor Development:  The Lessons of History” in Quest, which helped to frame the collective research agenda within the field in the 20th century.  In the new millennium, “Motor Development” seems to be losing its identity as a unique discipline.   It’s time to reflect on who we have been, who we are, and how we can move forward in diverse disciplines such as health, education, and sport.

The purpose of I-MDRC is to join researchers at various points in their career and from a variety of countries and backgrounds to debate/discuss how to advance the field of Motor Development over the next decade.  We will address philosophical questions, share ideas about developmental research agendas, and discuss innovative, preliminary research findings.  We hope to develop strategies in which to increase the scholarly impact of our research and develop meaningful collaborations.

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