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Syrmpas, Ioannis; Chen, Senlin; Pasco, Denis; Digelidis, Nikolaos – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine Greek preservice physical education (PE) teachers' presuppositions, beliefs and mental models about the reproduction and production teaching styles. The participants were 16 preservice PE teachers (10 males, six females). A qualitative methodology was used with data collected using semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Schemata (Cognition)
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Chen, Senlin; Gu, Xiangli; Liu, Yang – European Physical Education Review, 2019
An important goal of physical education (PE) is to educate children to become physically literate and active of their own accord. This study capitalized on examining the roles of students' attitudes toward PE and physical activity and fitness (PAF) knowledge in physical activity and sedentary behavior participation. Students from a public middle…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Physical Activities
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Leonetti, Melissa; Zhu, Xihe; Chen, Senlin – European Physical Education Review, 2017
This study examined the effects of using "Physical Best" lessons to promote adolescent energy balance knowledge and task values. Seventh graders (N = 90) were randomly assigned to the experiment and the comparison groups. The experiment group took 10 selected "Physical Best" lessons, while the comparison experienced 10 district…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Senlin; Nam, Yoon Ho – European Physical Education Review, 2017
Obesity prevention and control have been identified as top public health priorities in modern societies. Sport and exercise science researchers from multiple perspectives (e.g. behavioral, pedagogical, psychological, and physiological) have been active contributors addressing this topic. This paper examines the importance of energy balance (EB)…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Child Health, Body Weight
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Chen, Senlin; Zhu, Xihe; Kim, Youngwon; Welk, Gregory; Lanningham-Foster, Lorraine – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Schools are positioned to play a key role in nurturing students with knowledge and behaviours associated with healthful living. Our study examined the effects of an intervention on energy balance (EB) knowledge. Twelve 6th and 7th grade classrooms (n = 140) were assigned to receive either two standardised lessons on EB or a combined intervention…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Adolescents, Body Weight, Physical Activities
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Zhang, Tan; Chen, Ang; Chen, Senlin; Hong, Deockki; Loflin, Jerry; Ennis, Catherine – European Physical Education Review, 2014
In physical education, it has become necessary for children to learn kinesiological knowledge for understanding the benefits of physical activity and developing a physically active lifestyle. This study was conducted to determine the extent to which cognitive assignments about healthful living and fitness contributed to knowledge growth on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Motor Development, Physical Activities
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Chen, Senlin; Chen, Ang; Sun, Haichun; Zhu, Xihe – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Motivation to learn is a disposition developed through exposure to learning opportunities. Guided by the expectancy-value theory of Eccles and Wigfield (1995), this study examined the extent to which expectancy belief and task value influenced elementary school students' physical activity and knowledge learning in physical education (PE).…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Learning Motivation, Elementary School Students