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Øien, Aud Marie; Solheim, Inger Johanne – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore how teachers and parents experience and reflect on participation and interaction with and between less active fifth-grade pupils in physically active academic lessons, in the school playground and during physical activity homework. This study formed part of the Active Smarter Kids study investigating the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Interaction, Elementary School Students
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Ellison, Douglas W.; Woods, Amelia Mays – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate how the organizational context within high-poverty schools influences physical education (PE) teacher resilience. This study used an exploratory multiple case study design grounded in resilience theory. School administrators can create environments that either support or inhibit teachers' attitudes…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools
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Varea, Valeria; González-Calvo, Gustavo; Alcalá, David Hortigüela – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Consumer culture and neoliberalism have significantly influenced contemporary globalised, Western(ised) and highly visual societies. These influences have also infiltrated physical education settings, contributing to market-driven surveillance of physical education teachers' physical appearance. This paper examines the reflections of a group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Consumer Education, Physical Education Teachers, Commercialization
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Devrilmez, Erhan; Dervent, Fatih; Ward, Phillip; Ince, Mustafa Levent – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Common content knowledge (CCK) is comprised of the knowledge of rules, techniques, and tactics and can be used to define the scope of what teachers teach in their lessons. Developing reliable and valid measures of teacher knowledge such as CCK strengthens our understanding of what teachers know and in turn the field's ability to help teachers in…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education Teachers, Athletics, Elementary School Teachers
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Morley, David; Van Rossum, Thomas; Richardson, David; Foweather, Lawrence – European Physical Education Review, 2019
A child's early school years provide a crucial platform for them to develop fundamental movement skills (FMS), yet it has been acknowledged that there is a shortage of suitable FMS assessment tools for teachers to use within schools. To begin to address this shortfall, the purpose of this study was to elicit expert recommendations for the design…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Psychomotor Skills, Elementary School Teachers, Student Evaluation
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Lieberman, Lauren; Brian, Ali; Grenier, Michelle – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Children with disabilities have mixed feelings about their inclusion experiences. The purpose of this study was to explore the validity and reliability of results from the Lieberman-Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education. Experts in adapted physical education (n = 10) established content and face validity (mean = 4.68 ± 0.56) on a…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education
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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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Kokkonen, Juha; Yli-Piipari, Sami; Kokkonen, Marja; Quay, John – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of a creative physical education (CPE) intervention on students' perceptions of motivational climate in physical education (PE), leisure-time physical activity (PA) motivation, and overall PA. A sample of 382 fourth to sixth grade students (M[subscript age] = 10.87[0.93]) from two elementary schools were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Elementary School Students, Leisure Time
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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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Kyriakides, Ermis; Tsangaridou, Niki; Charalambous, Charalambos; Kyriakides, Leonidas – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The vast majority of research in physical education (PE) has focused on teaching and teacher effectiveness. Despite the fact that this research strand is fast growing, what effective teaching is and how it contributes to student learning still remains an open issue. Aiming to contribute toward moving the research of effective teaching in the field…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Students
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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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Varea, Valeria – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The purpose of this study was to explore children's play during recess and in physical education (PE) classes from the perspective of Huizinga's theory of play. Specifically, this study investigated how primary school PE teachers used the concept of play, how it was understood by student participants, and how the participants engaged in the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Play, Recess Breaks, Elementary School Teachers
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Miller, Andrew; Eather, Narelle; Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John; Williams, Cheryl; Gore, Jennifer; Lubans, David – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a continuing professional development (CPD) intervention in producing changes in physical education (PE) teaching practice and PE teaching quality by generalist primary school teachers when the CPD addressed the use of a game-centred approach. A cluster randomized controlled trial…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Teacher Competencies, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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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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Stylianou, Michalis; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Naiman, Tyler – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Classroom teachers are increasingly called upon to help increase pupils' physical activity (PA). Grounded in Guskey's model of teacher change, this study was part of an intervention that provided classroom teachers with training for implementing classroom-based PA (CBPA). The study examined teachers' attempts to implement CBPA and focused on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Physical Activity Level, Classroom Techniques, Semi Structured Interviews
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