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Gerdin, Göran; Philpot, Rod Allan; Larsson, Lena; Schenker, Katarina; Linnér, Susanne; Moen, Kjersti Mordal; Westlie, Knut; Smith, Wayne; Legge, Maureen – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The way school Health and Physical Education (HPE) is conceptualized and taught will impact on its ability to provide equitable outcomes across gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and social class. A focus on social justice in HPE is pertinent in times when these ideals are currently under threat from neoliberal globalization. This paper draws…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Differences, Health Education, Physical Education
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McEvoy, Eileen; Heikinaro-Johansson, Pilvikki; MacPhail, Ann – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper focuses on the professional journeys of 14 mid- and late-career teacher educators in seven countries in the subject area of physical education. Data was gathered through two rounds of semi-structured interviews and revealed a strong emphasis on the professional relationships impacting upon participants' entry to and development within…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Interprofessional Relationship, Career Development, Teacher Educators
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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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Petrie, Kirsten; Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Children's physical education in early childhood settings has always been underpinned by an emphasis on play. This is viewed as foundational for child development (movement education, cognitive growth, socialising functions, emotional development). However, where priorities about childhood obesity prevail, increased 'prevention' efforts have…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Dyson, Ben; Cowan, Jackie; Gordon, Barrie; Powell, Darren; Shulruf, Boaz – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Whilst globally there has been a great deal of discussion and rhetoric regarding the state of physical education at the primary level, there is a paucity of evidence regarding teachers' perceptions of quality physical education in practice. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to explore and interpret primary school teachers' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Banville, Dominique; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Dyson, Ben; Stylianou, Michalis; Colby, Rachel; Dryden, Craig – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify students' perspectives of the role of healthy behaviours in their well-being and school success. Since a number of studies focused on establishing the link between healthy behaviours and learning have relied on quantitative measures, it was deemed important to provide a different perspective on the topic…
Descriptors: Role, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries, Well Being
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Wallhead, Tristan; Dyson, Ben – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to use the Joint Action Studies in Didactics (JASD) to understand how teachers' and students' interactions co-construct knowledge during Cooperative Learning (CL). The basis of CL is that students learn with and from each other through a structured interdependent relationship. A case study approach was used to examine…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Task Analysis, Case Studies
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Gerdin, Göran – European Physical Education Review, 2016
In taking heed of the so-called "spatial turn" in social theory this paper explores how the spatial intersects with boys' performances of gender and (dis)pleasures in school physical education (PE). In particular, the paper aims to contribute to our understanding of how the organisation and implementation of physical and social spaces in…
Descriptors: Males, Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Single Sex Schools
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Philpot, Rod – European Physical Education Review, 2016
While an emphasis on social justice has emerged as a theme in initial teacher education (ITE) over the past decade, there is much debate about how to engage ITE students in foregrounding issues of equity and social justice in their own teaching. One strategy, the introduction of critical pedagogy in ITE, has been promoted in teacher education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Educators, Critical Theory, Teacher Education
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Pope, Clive C. – European Physical Education Review, 2011
Within many school contexts physical education and sport have historically been positioned as polemic, and while there has been plenty of rhetoric about physical education as well as sport within education, there has seldom been engaged debate or discussion about the relationship between physical education and sport in school settings. This…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Youth, Foreign Countries, Athletics
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Burrows, Lisette; McCormack, Jaleh – European Physical Education Review, 2011
This article draws on ethnographic work undertaken with 21 students and several members of staff at an elite girls' school in New Zealand to investigate the relation between school culture, pedagogical practices and discourses of physical education and school sport. It explores what and who contours the participation of these young women in sport,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Womens Athletics, School Culture, Females
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Petrie, Kirsten; lisahunter, – European Physical Education Review, 2011
This article focuses on the challenges arising for primary school teachers who have responsibility for teaching physical education (PE) and who are working in particularly complex and contestable policy contexts. In New Zealand provision of physical education is identified as occurring amidst multiple, and not necessarily compatible, sets of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Academic Achievement
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Petrie, Kirsten – European Physical Education Review, 2010
This paper analyses the impact of a nationwide one-year physical education (PE) professional development (PD) programme on 25 generalist classroom teachers from 10 primary schools in New Zealand. This research specifically explores how a year-long PD programme, focused predominantly on general pedagogical strategies, supported in-service…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Physical Education Teachers