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Beni, Stephanie; Fletcher, Tim; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Providing meaningful experiences in physical education has long been identified as a key objective for teachers to strive toward. Supported by a critical friend, a beginning teacher used self-study methodology to analyse ways she drew from the features of meaningful experiences to guide her planning and instruction in primary physical education.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Team Sports
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Flory, Sara Barnard – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine how three physical education (PE) teachers' professional socialization programmes influenced their early careers in urban schools in the US. Using cultural relevance theory and occupational socialization theory, three early career PE teachers were observed and interviewed for a period of six weeks each.…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Faculty Development, Beginning Teachers
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O'Leary, Nick – European Physical Education Review, 2014
This article reports on a study of one recently qualified teacher's employment of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model in a UK secondary school. The study sought to examine how the teacher, not formally educated in its use, delivered TGfU and to identify those factors that led to this interpretation of the model. Occupational…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Games, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Keay, Jeanne – European Physical Education Review, 2009
This article draws on and develops the outcomes of previous research which concluded that school subject departments provide the setting for influential professional development and that experienced teachers strongly influence their newly qualified colleagues. The findings of two subsequent research projects, which used this as a starting point,…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Professional Development, Beginning Teachers
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Sinelnikov, Oleg A. – European Physical Education Review, 2009
The purpose of this study was to provide a description of an on-site professional development program for Russian teachers as they learned to teach Sport Education. A concurrent objective was to investigate the effectiveness of this professional development opportunity. Participants were two physical education teachers (one with 27 and one with 3…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Cooperative Learning, Interviews
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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