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Jones, Andrew; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper presents theoretical insights and empirical findings from research in Western Australia (WA) that explored the concept of 'integrated theory and practice' in the context of the introduction of a new examination physical education course. The lack of conceptual clarity associated with attempts to embed 'integration' into curriculum…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary Education
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Alfrey, Laura; O'Connor, Justen; Phillipson, Sivanes; Penney, Dawn; Jeanes, Ruth; Phillipson, Shane – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Healthism is both an ideological and a regulative discourse that manifests as a tendency to conceive health as a product of individual choice. Healthism represents a collection of taken-for-granted assumptions, positioned at the intersection of morality, blame and health, that can lead to a privileging of 'healthy' and 'productive' individuals. It…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Test Construction
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Wilkinson, Shaun; Penney, Dawn; Allin, Linda – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Within the United Kingdom and internationally, the practice of separating pupils by ability endures as a characteristic feature of mathematics and science classrooms. Although there is extensive international research literature on ability grouping within classroom-based subjects, limited research exists in the context of physical education (PE).…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ability Grouping, Foreign Countries, Incidence
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DinanThompson, Maree; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Internationally, assessment is acknowledged as a critical aspect of pedagogical practice and accountability systems, and as having a fundamental bearing upon what knowledge and ways of articulating knowledge come to be valued in schools. Teachers' assessment literacy is arguably fundamental to their ability to successfully engage with multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Brown, Trent; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Over the past decade amidst the development and implementation of new official curriculum texts and associated assessment requirements, there has been considerable international interest in senior physical education. Arnold's three dimensions of movement have been prominent in curriculum developments and academic debates. In the state of Victoria,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Hay, Peter; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2009
In arguing for more comprehensive practice, policy and research considerations of assessment in physical education (PE), this paper outlines and discusses four integrated conditions of assessment efficacy for the development and promotion of productive assessment in PE. These conditions are prefaced by the proposition that quality PE requires the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Construct Validity, Validity
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Garcia Lopez, Luis M.; Contreras Jordan, Onofre R.; Penney, Dawn; Chandler, Tim – European Physical Education Review, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to critically review and evaluate the significance for curriculum planning in PE of studies focused on transfer of tactical knowledge. The conceptual foundation and focus of research that has investigated transfer in learning across games and sports is explored. Selected studies are systematically analysed in relation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Literature Reviews, Transfer of Training
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Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2008
This paper addresses prospective policy relationships between health and physical education (HPE) and contemporary education policies. It specifically explores the opportunities and challenges that contemporary education discourses present for policy and curriculum development in HPE. Contemporary education discourses of lifelong learning,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Jinhee; Penney, Dawn; Cho, Mihye; Choi, Heejin – European Physical Education Review, 2006
This article focuses on a Sport Education project in Korea that has explored pedagogical issues during teachers' initial and developing implementation of Sport Education. Drawing on data gathered between 2004 and 2005 in collaboration with teachers in a middle school in Korea, the article presents a detailed analysis of developments in one case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Role, Partnerships in Education