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Ding, Haiyong; Chen, Ang – European Physical Education Review, 2019
There are substantial differences between the Chinese and US education systems. One difference is in the design and use of assessment due to differences in educational policies. This study described the differences in student learning outcomes, instructional approaches, and learner motivation in physical education as consequences of the policies…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Øien, Aud Marie; Solheim, Inger Johanne – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore how teachers and parents experience and reflect on participation and interaction with and between less active fifth-grade pupils in physically active academic lessons, in the school playground and during physical activity homework. This study formed part of the Active Smarter Kids study investigating the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Interaction, Elementary School Students
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McKay, Cathy; Haegele, Justin; Block, Martin – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The purpose of this study was to seek to understand and describe the experiences of sixth grade students, ages 11 and 12, taking part in the published Paralympic School Day (PSD) programme in relation to shaping attitudes and perceptions of disability and disability sport. This qualitative study utilized a phenomenological approach. Fifty-two…
Descriptors: Athletics, Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Kokkonen, Juha; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Marja; Quay, John – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of a creative physical education (CPE) intervention on students' perceptions of motivational climate in physical education (PE), leisure-time physical activity (PA) motivation, and overall PA. A sample of 382 fourth to sixth grade students (M[subscript age] = 10.87[0.93]) from two elementary schools were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Leisure Time
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Holt, Anne-Didde; Smedegaard, Søren; Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau; Skovgaard, Thomas; Christiansen, Lars Breum – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Physical activity at school can be beneficial to children's psychosocial well-being. To realise this potential, a school environment that supports physical activity is crucial. Self-Determination Theory provides the basis for one approach, namely to focus on pupils' need to feel competent, autonomous and related. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Competence
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Brock, Sheri; Hastie, Peter – European Physical Education Review, 2017
In physical education (PE), children frequently participate in teams and the exchanges that transpire shape their perspectives and subsequently, influence learning. While Sport Education is one pedagogical model designed to enhance social exchanges through team membership, we previously identified the need for additional research to monitor these…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Physical Education, Interpersonal Communication, Athletics
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Lafont, Lucile; Rivière, Camille; Darnis, Florence; Legrain, Pascal – European Physical Education Review, 2017
This article is grounded in social constructivist perspectives of learning: its purpose is to provide an overview of the "Interactions Sociales et Acquisition" (ISA) [Social Interactions and Acquisition] French group's research that examines how a peer-assisted learning (PAL) group context facilitates students' acquisition of motor and…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Physical Education, Interpersonal Competence, Psychomotor Skills
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Kilborn, Michelle; Lorusso, Jenna; Francis, Nancy – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been much international concern about the present and future status of school physical education. Recent research has employed surveys or case studies to examine the status of physical education but there is a dearth of in-depth physical education curriculum document analysis. The aim of this study is to contribute to the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Outcomes of Education
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Delidou, Eleni; Matsouka, Ourania; Nikolaidis, Christos – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Children's physical activity (PA) is increasingly restricted by the fast pace of modern life. Schools are the opportune setting in which to increase PA during daily recess. The purpose of this study was to record the degree of PA of 6th grade primary school students during recess and determine whether the playground size and available equipment…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Playgrounds, Equipment, Playground Activities
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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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Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau; Ergler, Christina; Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Tine; Schipperijn, Jasper; Troelsen, Jens – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Boys are more physically active than girls and the greatest gender difference in children's physical activity is found in institutional settings such as school recess. However, research on gender relations, performances and practices that maintain gendered differences in physical activity during recess is still limited. Drawing on a qualitative…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Team Sports, Recess Breaks, Qualitative Research
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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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Wattie, Nick; Tietjens, Maike; Schorer, Jörg; Ghanbari, Marie-Christine; Strauss, Bernd; Seidel, Ilka; Baker, Joseph – European Physical Education Review, 2014
The aim of the current study was to explore relative age's influence on physical and motor tests among fourth grade children (9 to 10 years) from Germany. Data from 1218 children (49% female) who had performed the German Motor Ability Test (Bös et al., 2009) were analysed. The test battery, which was comprised of physical and motor tests, included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Kolovelonis, Athanasios; Goudas, Marios; Gerodimos, Vassilios – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of the reciprocal and the self-check teaching styles on pupils' basketball chest pass performance and on related psychosocial variables in a single physical education session. Participants were 64 fifth and sixth grade pupils between 11 and 12 years of age who were randomly assigned to three…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Grade 6, Physical Education