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Miller, Andrew; Eather, Narelle; Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Williams, Cheryl; Gore, Jennifer; Lubans, David – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a continuing professional development (CPD) intervention in producing changes in physical education (PE) teaching practice and PE teaching quality by generalist primary school teachers when the CPD addressed the use of a game-centred approach. A cluster randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Teacher Competencies, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Miller, Andrew; Christensen, Erin; Eather, Narelle; Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Keay, Jeanne; Lubans, David – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a pilot intervention using a game-centered approach for improvement of physical activity (PA) and physical education (PE) outcomes simultaneously, and if this had an impact on enjoyment of PE. A group-randomized controlled trial with a 7-week wait-list control group was conducted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Educational Games
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Sproule, John; Martindale, Russell; Wang, John; Allison, Peter; Nash, Christine; Gray, Shirley – European Physical Education Review, 2013
The purpose of this study was to carry out a preliminary investigation to explore the use of outdoor and adventurous project work (PW) within an educational setting. Specifically, differences between the PW and normal academic school experiences were examined using a self-determination theory framework integrated with a goal orientation and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Physical Education, Questionnaires
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Gray, Shirley; MacLean, Justine; Mulholland, Rosemary – European Physical Education Review, 2012
In 2010, schools in Scotland implemented a new curriculum, a Curriculum for Excellence, and for physical education (PE), this represented a move from the "Expressive Arts" to "Health and Wellbeing" (HWB). To understand this new position, we explored the thoughts of those who were directly involved in the construction of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Morgan, Kevin – European Physical Education Review, 2009
Team invasion games (TIG) make up a large part of the PE curriculum in Scottish schools. It is important, therefore, to understand the environmental conditions that contribute to pupils' motivation to learn to play TIG. Consequently, this study aimed to identify the teaching behaviours exhibited when teaching TIG using a game-based approach and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Team Sports, Learning Motivation
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Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Wang, C. K. John – European Physical Education Review, 2008
It has been claimed that young children in schools in Scotland cannot relate to the activities that are taught in the more "traditional" PE curriculum, activities that predominately include team invasion games (TIG) such as basketball, soccer and hockey (Scottish Executive, 2004). However, one of the issues with this claim is that it…
Descriptors: State Schools, Team Sports, Physical Activity Level, Focus Groups