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Carse, Nicola – European Physical Education Review, 2015
There has been some exploration of the conceptualisation of teachers as change agents within educational change literature. While this body of work does consider how teachers understand, harness and influence the process of curriculum change, within the policy rhetoric and educational change literature there is limited reference made to how the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education, Change Agents, Teacher Role
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Niven, Ailsa; Henretty, Joan; Fawkner, Samantha – European Physical Education Review, 2014
Many adolescent girls do not achieve a health-enhancing level of physical activity. This study aimed to identify the school physical environment factors that adolescent girls perceive to be important and influential regarding their physical education (PE) behaviour. Adolescent girls (n = 38; aged 13-16) participated in eight moderated focus…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Education, Scheduling, Clothing
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Sproule, John; Martindale, Russell; Wang, John; Allison, Peter; Nash, Christine; Gray, Shirley – European Physical Education Review, 2013
The purpose of this study was to carry out a preliminary investigation to explore the use of outdoor and adventurous project work (PW) within an educational setting. Specifically, differences between the PW and normal academic school experiences were examined using a self-determination theory framework integrated with a goal orientation and…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Physical Education, Questionnaires
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Gray, Shirley; MacLean, Justine; Mulholland, Rosemary – European Physical Education Review, 2012
In 2010, schools in Scotland implemented a new curriculum, a Curriculum for Excellence, and for physical education (PE), this represented a move from the "Expressive Arts" to "Health and Wellbeing" (HWB). To understand this new position, we explored the thoughts of those who were directly involved in the construction of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Thorburn, Malcolm; Carse, Nicola; Jess, Mike; Atencio, Matthew – European Physical Education Review, 2011
In Scotland, substantial changes in the management of education at national, local authority and school/community levels are afoot. Central to future improvements are how teachers translate curriculum guidelines, with an increased focus on health and wellbeing and holistic learning experiences, into constructivist inclined pedagogical practices.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Physical Education, Interviews, Educational Change
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Collins, Dave; Martindale, Russell; Button, Angela; Sowerby, Katie – European Physical Education Review, 2010
Physical education and sport are often critically evaluated for the potential impact they can have on the development of children, both from the perspective of health and the development of sporting talent. Reflecting these two important goals, this paper presents an evaluation of the efficacy of an evidence-based, educational and inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Extracurricular Activities, Physical Activities
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Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Morgan, Kevin – European Physical Education Review, 2009
Team invasion games (TIG) make up a large part of the PE curriculum in Scottish schools. It is important, therefore, to understand the environmental conditions that contribute to pupils' motivation to learn to play TIG. Consequently, this study aimed to identify the teaching behaviours exhibited when teaching TIG using a game-based approach and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Team Sports, Learning Motivation
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Thorburn, Malcolm – European Physical Education Review, 2008
In an earlier paper some of the conceptual and curriculum coherence challenges of linking practically based experiential learning with authentic attainment in high-stakes examination awards in physical education were analysed (Thorburn, 2007). Problems often existed for students in deriving subject knowledge understanding from tasks where there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Awards, Educational Objectives
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MacLean, Justine – European Physical Education Review, 2007
This paper reports on the complex construct of student teacher confidence and the usefulness of practicum and the ITE course in preparing students to teach dance in their pre-probationary years. A longitudinal study tracked 85 students (f = 46, m = 39) for four years during their undergraduate degree programme in physical education (PE). Students…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Self Esteem, Undergraduate Students, Physical Education
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Thorburn, Malcolm; Collins, Dave – European Physical Education Review, 2006
In an earlier article, we considered the pedagogy and assessment practices enacted by physical education (PE) teachers when attempting to translate a centrally prescribed rationale into meaningful performance-led teaching within an integrated curriculum--Higher Still Physical Education (HSPE) in Scotland. Through further research this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Physical Education, Teacher Effectiveness