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O'Connor, Justen – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper responds to calls for an exploration into pedagogies of meaning within physical education. Developing meaningful educational experiences in physical education for lifelong movement involves supporting students to explore their personal experiences in movement and to use these to derive a greater understanding of themselves and the world…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Reflection, Personal Narratives, Physical Activities
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Williams, John; Pill, Shane – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This research investigated what the term Quality Physical Education (QPE) meant to Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) schools. A total of 14 HPE teachers who taught middle school or above, representing government and independent schools, took part in focus group interviews about their understanding…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Health Education, Educational Quality
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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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Jarrett, Kendall; Light, Richard – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study focuses on the analysis of collective meaning associated with secondary physical education teachers' (n = 12) experiences of teaching games using a game based approach (GBA). Participants taught in one of two different international contexts, southeast Australia or southeast England, and all had some experience of using a GBA to teach…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Teaching Experience, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
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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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Williams, John – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The recently launched Australian Curriculum Health and Physical Education has five propositions, one of which is for students to adopt a critical inquiry approach within this subject area. In particular, students are encouraged to explore issues that relate to social power and taken-for-granted assumptions. This paper problematizes the concept of…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, High School Students, Indigenous Populations
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Garrett, Robyne; Wrench, Alison – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Pedagogical practices in schooling bear a potential to impact on student success, achievement and engagement with schooling. This is especially the case for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are deeply dependent on schooling for their educational resources. Central to this paper are pedagogies for social justice and improved engagement…
Descriptors: Dance, Physical Education, Males, Action Research
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Werkhoven, Thea; Cotton, Wayne; Dudley, Dean – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Educational institutions have been identified as ideal locations to implement health promotion strategies that aim to prevent and treat youth obesity. However, the tertiary training of future health promoters currently lacks health and nutrition instruction. This study sought to investigate attitudes towards youth obesity and perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Obesity, Student Attitudes, Health Promotion, Health Education
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van Dongen, Bonnie; Finn, Tara; Hansen, Vibeke; Wagemakers, Annemarie; Lubans, David; Dally, Kerry – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Adolescent boys living in disadvantaged communities are considered a vulnerable group at risk for developing obesity and associated health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension and type-2 diabetes. While short-term health promotion programmes often produce effective results during the implementation of the intervention, according…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Education, Intervention, Self Determination
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Zhang, Tao – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to conduct a literature review on the motivational processes in a Sport Education curriculum model among high school-aged students using self-determination theory and achievement goal theory as theoretical frameworks. Literature for analysis was searched through electronic databases including Academic Research…
Descriptors: High School Students, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Athletics
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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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Olson, Rebecca; Laidlaw, Penelope; Steel, Kylie – European Physical Education Review, 2017
Changes to the purpose and scope of health and physical education (HPE) in schools have prompted revisions in teacher education degrees within Australia. Using a qualitative approach, this study explored HPE teachers' perceptions of these changes. Of particular interest was pre-service HPE teachers' reflections on the importance of skill…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries
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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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Varea, Valeria; Underwood, Mair – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Research among former Physical Education (PE) school students has demonstrated how fat phobia in PE classes is oppressive and makes it extremely difficult for most students to develop positive subjectivities. This study explores how a group of pre-service Health and Physical Education (HPE) specialist teachers from an Australian university…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Obesity, Social Bias
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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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