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Atencio, Matthew; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Ho, Susanna; Ching, Chew Ting – European Physical Education Review, 2015
This paper explores pre-service PE teachers' conceptions of outdoor education (OE) in Singapore. Survey questionnaires were administered to 120 pre-service teachers; 14 teachers participated in follow-up semi-structured interviews. The findings indicate that OE is predominantly situated within the outdoor camp environment. Pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Outdoor Education
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Chow, Jia Yi; Tan, Clara Wee Keat; Lee, Miriam Chang Yi; Button, Chris – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Advances in technology have created new opportunities for enhanced delivery of teaching to improve the acquisition of game skills in physical education (PE). The availability of a motion-tracking system (i.e. the A-Eye), which determines positional information of students in a practice context, might offer a suitable technology to support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Motion, Measurement Equipment
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Wang, Chee Keng John; Pyun, Do Young; Liu, Woon Chia; Lim, Boon San Coral; Li, Fuzhong – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Using a multilevel latent growth curve modeling (LGCM) approach, this study examined longitudinal change in levels of physical fitness performance over time (i.e. four years) in young adolescents aged from 12-13 years. The sample consisted of 6622 students from 138 secondary schools in Singapore. Initial analyses found between-school variation on…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Physical Fitness, Secondary School Students, Individual Differences
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Fry, Joan Marian; McNeill, Michael Charles – European Physical Education Review, 2011
Since independence in 1965, education and sport have been instrumental in Singapore's nation building, with a rapid rise in education and economic status. This article examines the roles of physical education and school sport in the local context and makes comparison with global themes ("instrumentality" and "marginality"). It…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Talent Development, Efficiency
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McNeill, Michael; Lim, Boon San Coral; Wang, Chee Keng John; Tan, Wee Keat Clara; MacPhail, Ann – European Physical Education Review, 2009
This study investigated the provision of physical education (PE) in Singapore. Singapore is a small island city state of approximately 699 square kilometres with a population of about 4 million people. This article aims to highlight the current status of PE in Singapore schools and compare it against suggested international standards and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Questionnaires
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Wang, C. K.; Lim, B. S.; Aplin, N. G.; Chia, Y. H. M.; McNeill, M.; Tan, W. K. – European Physical Education Review, 2008
The aim of the present study was to re-examine the relationships between achievement goals and perceived purposes of PE, perceived motivational climates, attitudes towards PE teachers and affective outcomes using the 2 x 2 achievement goal framework. Questionnaires were completed by 493 secondary school students (222 males, 262 females, 9 missing)…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Multivariate Analysis
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Wang, C. K. John; Liu, W. C. – European Physical Education Review, 2007
This study examined the network of relationships between sport ability beliefs, achievement goals, self-determination and female students' enjoyment in school physical education (PE). Female secondary students (n = 343) from a single-sex secondary school in Singapore participated in the survey. They were assessed on sport ability beliefs, goal…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Females, Personal Autonomy
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Light, Richard; Tan, Steven – European Physical Education Review, 2006
Despite the diversity of cultural settings within which it is now being implemented, research on Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is yet to address the impact of culture on teaching and learning. With its growth in Asia, in places such as Singapore and Hong Kong that are culturally distinct from western settings, this seems to be an area of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Cultural Context, Preservice Teacher Education