Journal Club

I-MDRC is launching a Journal Club beginning March 5, 2021 at 3pm (US Eastern Standard Time) and continuing on the first Friday of every month.


To provide a forum for the discussion of recent published papers in motor development and to promote scientific interaction amongst I-MDRC members.

We encourage I-MDRC members to invite their students to the Journal Club.


Discussion by I-MDRC authors with an opportunity for questions and discussion with  I-MDRC members. 

Members must register and are strongly encouraged to read the article before the meeting.


First Friday of each month at 3pm US EST. 

See the full schedule below!


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Jane Clark

March 5, 2021

Clark, J.E., Bardid, F., Getchell, N., Robinson, L.E., Schott, N., & Whitall, J. (2020).  Reflections on motor development research across the 20th century:  Six empirical studies that changed the field.  Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 8(2),438-454.  DOI: 10.1123/jmld.2018-0031

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Karl Newell

May 7, 2021

Register here! Join for the inaugural Clark-Whitall Endowed Lectureship in Motor Development! This year's guest speaker is Dr. Karl M. Newell from the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia in Athens. 


Luis Paulo Rodrigues

October 8, 2021

Rodrigues, L.P., Cordovil, R., Luz, C., and Lopes, V.C. (2021). Model invariance of the Motor Competence Assessment (MCA) from early childhood to young adulthood. Journal of Sports Sciences.


Jill Whitall

April 2, 2021

Whitall, J., Schott, N., Robinson, L., Bardid, F., & Clark, J.E. (2020).  Motor development research: I. The lessons of history revisited (the 18th to the 20th century).  Journal of Motor Learning and Development. 8(2), 345-362.  DOI: 10.1123/jmld.2019-0025


Jill Whitall

June 4, 2021

Whitall, J., Bardid, F., Getchell, N., Pangelinan, M., Robinson, L.E., Schott, N., & Clark, J.E.  (2020). Motor development research: II. The first two decades of the 21st century shaping our future. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 8(2), 363-390


Caterina Pesce

November 5, 2021

Pesce, C., Vazou, S., Bezing, V., Alvarez-Bueno, C., Anzeneder, S., Mavilidi, M.F., Leone, L., and Schmidt, M. (2021). Effects of chronic physical activity on cognition across the lifespan: A systematic meta-review of randomized controlled trials and realist synthesis of contextualized mechanisms. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology

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Priscila Tamplain

December 3, 2021

Tamplain, P., Webster, E.K., Brian, A., and Valentini, N.C. (2020). Assessment of motor development in childhood: Contemporary issues, considerations, and future directions. Journal of Motor Learning and Development, 8(2), 391-409.



February 4, 2022

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Carolina Burnay

January 11, 2022

Burnay, C., Cordovil, R., Button, C., Croft, J.L., Schofield, M., Pereira, J., and Anderson, D.I. (2020). The effect of specific locomotor experiences on infants' avoidance behaviour on real and water cliffs. Developmental Science, e13047



March 4, 2022

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