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Kerner, Charlotte; Haerens, Leen; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Body image disturbance in children and adolescents has negative implications for psychological and physical well-being. To positively impact well-being, it is important to explore factors that influence body image and to identify strategies that can be used to reduce body image disturbance. The school curriculum can play a significant role in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Well Being, Self Concept
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Lorente-Catalán, Eloisa; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There is widespread consensus on the need for assessment for learning (AfL) in both university courses and school programmes. Given the prevalence of traditional practices in school physical education where assessment is basic or non-existent, we might ask whether AfL is present in physical education teacher education (PETE) courses. Where it is,…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Evaluation Methods
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Lorente-Catalán, Eloísa; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2014
There has been growing interest in alternative assessment strategies that focus on student participation within higher education over the past 20 years. At the same time, it is important to note that there is very little published research dealing with alternative forms of assessment in the field of physical education teacher education (PETE). In…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Democratic Values
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Devis-Devis, Jose; Molina-Alventosa, Juan; Peiro-Velert, Carmen; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2011
This paper examines how teachers select printed curriculum materials in PE in Spanish secondary schools through Bernstein's theory of the pedagogic device. The sample recruited were 310 secondary school PE teachers (210 male and 100 female) belonging to the Valencian community in Spain. The mean age of participants was 37.7 (SD 8.7) and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Haerens, Leen; Kirk, David; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Vansteenkiste, Maarten – European Physical Education Review, 2010
The promotion of an active lifestyle is one of the central aims of physical education (PE). The present study aimed at investigating the relation between students' motivation for PE and activity levels using self-determination theory as a guiding framework. A retrospective design was used involving 2617 university students, of which 878 (33.5…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Self Determination, Student Motivation
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O'Donovan, Toni; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2008
Despite receiving an unprecedented level of government funding to ensure young people have two hours of high quality physical education (PE) and sport, physical educators in the UK continue to decry poor motivation levels and disengaged youth in PE. The major purpose of this paper is to achieve a greater understanding of the factors that motivate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Popular Culture, Females, Student Motivation
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Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2005
The PESSCLS strategy for physical education and youth sport in England has received an unprecedented level of funding from the Blair government during its term in office. In this article, it is proposed that there are structural problems with the delivery of physical education and school sport in England that the PESSCLS strategy and associated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Youth