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Mygind, Laerke; Kryger, Tine; Sidenius, Gry; Schipperijn, Jasper; Bentsen, Peter – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Since children spend a large proportion of their time in institutional settings such as schools, health promotion researchers have identified this as an important setting to promote physical activity (PA). Apart from physical education, PA could be integrated into the school curriculum in other ways. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Field Trips, Museums, Elementary School Students, Physical Activity Level
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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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Pawlowski, Charlotte Skau; Schipperijn, Jasper; Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Tine; Troelsen, Jens – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Facilitators and barriers to recess physical activity are not well understood. To date, research on recess physical activity has predominantly focused on quantitative measures typically focusing on a narrow set of predefined factors, often constructed by adults. To really understand the factors affecting recess physical activity it is crucial to…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Recess Breaks, Physical Activities, Performance Factors
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Svendsen, Annemari Munk; Svendsen, Jesper Tinggaard – European Physical Education Review, 2017
This article investigates and problematises how contesting discourses about Physical Education (PE) as a school subject are immersed within textbooks used in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) in Denmark. The paper considers PETE textbooks as powerful documents that construct and maintain discourses about PE, and at the same time as…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Discourse Analysis, Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries
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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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Nielsen, Glen; Pfister, Gertrud; Andersen, Lars Bo – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the daily physical activities of Danish children with a focus on describing and explaining gender differences. Accelerometer measurements of physical activity in different contexts, as well as questionnaire data, were collected from more than 500 children at pre-school and later at third grade. The study…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, After School Programs, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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Christensen, Mette Krogh; Sorensen, Jan Kahr – European Physical Education Review, 2009
Today's young semi-professional football players are expected to continue their education while honing their talents as footballers. This means they must balance the contradictory demands that come from their education establishments and their football clubs. The present study explores how young Danish male football talents experience and describe…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Males, Student Attitudes, Stress Variables
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Christensen, Mette Krogh – European Physical Education Review, 2007
This article presents a case study concerning biographical learning as health promotion among 16-18-year-old school girls in a Danish upper-secondary school. The case study shows a conflict in the students' perception of the learning in traditional physical education (PE) compared to a four-week pilot project employing dialogue groups as a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Student Attitudes, Health Promotion