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Dyson, Ben; Cowan, Jackie; Gordon, Barrie; Powell, Darren; Shulruf, Boaz – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Whilst globally there has been a great deal of discussion and rhetoric regarding the state of physical education at the primary level, there is a paucity of evidence regarding teachers' perceptions of quality physical education in practice. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to explore and interpret primary school teachers' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Banville, Dominique; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Dyson, Ben; Stylianou, Michalis; Colby, Rachel; Dryden, Craig – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify students' perspectives of the role of healthy behaviours in their well-being and school success. Since a number of studies focused on establishing the link between healthy behaviours and learning have relied on quantitative measures, it was deemed important to provide a different perspective on the topic…
Descriptors: Role, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries, Well Being
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Wallhead, Tristan; Dyson, Ben – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to use the Joint Action Studies in Didactics (JASD) to understand how teachers' and students' interactions co-construct knowledge during Cooperative Learning (CL). The basis of CL is that students learn with and from each other through a structured interdependent relationship. A case study approach was used to examine…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Task Analysis, Case Studies
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Casey, Ashley; Dyson, Ben – European Physical Education Review, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the use of action research as a framework to investigate cooperative learning and tactical games as instructional models in physical education (PE). The teacher/researcher taught a tennis unit using a combination of Cooperative Learning and Teaching Games for Understanding to three classes of boys aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Racquet Sports, Games