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Hanrahan, Stephanie; Rynne, Steven; Beckman, Emma; Rossi, Tony – European Physical Education Review, 2019
In its contemporary form, sport for development has been positioned as an important part of strategic policy for a variety of governmental and sporting organisations. One area that has been targeted by governments and a variety of sporting partners has been the impact of sport on non-communicable diseases (NCDs, sometimes colloquially referred to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Athletics, Child Behavior
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Wheeler, Sharon; Green, Ken; Thurston, Miranda – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper reports on the patterns of participation in organised sports of youngsters coming towards the end of primary school, with a view to identifying emergent sporting habits in relation to social class gradients. The data for the study were generated via 90 semi-structured interviews with parents and children from 62 families. The data…
Descriptors: Social Class, Elementary School Students, Parent Attitudes, Team Sports
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Timken, Gay; McNamee, Jeff; Coste, Sarah – European Physical Education Review, 2019
School-based physical education (PE) is the most efficient and cost-effective means of increasing girls' physical activity. Therefore, this project used a health club (HC) approach to alter a high school PE experience for 17 grade nine girls (M age = 14.6 ± 0.49). As part of a larger mixed-methods study, this qualitative element gauged adolescent…
Descriptors: Females, Grade 9, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level
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Merrem, Anne M.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Studies of prospective physical education teachers' (PPETs') acculturation have been useful in terms of facilitating the development of effective physical education teacher education (PETE) programmes because they provide teacher education faculty with a description of incoming recruits' values and beliefs and an understanding of how these values…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Goossens, Lennert; De Ridder, Roel; Cardon, Greet; Witvrouw, Erik; Verrelst, Ruth; De Clercq, Dirk – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Sports injuries are a considerable problem in physical education teacher education (PETE) students. They have important consequences and might affect the attitude that PETE students have towards sports and physical activity. Up to now, several efficacious injury prevention programmes have been developed for various sports disciplines. There is a…
Descriptors: Athletics, Injuries, Accident Prevention, Physical Education Teachers
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Capel, Susan; Bassett, Sophy; Lawrence, Julia; Newton, Angela; Zwozdiak-Myers, Paula – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Traditionally, all physical education initial teacher training (PEITT) courses in England, and in many other countries, require trainee teachers to complete detailed lesson plans for each lesson they teach in their school-based practicum and then to evaluate those lessons. However, there has been a limited amount of research on lesson planning in…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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McWhannell, Nicola; Triggs, Carmel; Moss, Samantha – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Children in areas of low socioeconomic status might face barriers to physical activity during school playtime in comparison to their high socioeconomic status counterparts. However, limited research within the area currently prevents evidence-based interventions from being targeted appropriately. This exploratory study aimed to assess and compare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Intervention
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Syrmpas, Ioannis; Chen, Senlin; Pasco, Denis; Digelidis, Nikolaos – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine Greek preservice physical education (PE) teachers' presuppositions, beliefs and mental models about the reproduction and production teaching styles. The participants were 16 preservice PE teachers (10 males, six females). A qualitative methodology was used with data collected using semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Schemata (Cognition)
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Schwamberger, Benjamin; Curtner-Smith, Matthew – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Sport education (SE) is considered to be an excellent medium through which to develop students' concepts of moral and sporting behavior. Previous research, however, indicates that teachers interpret SE differently, depending on their occupational socialization, which may hinder their fostering of these constructs. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Moral Development, Physical Education, Athletics, Sportsmanship
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Alfrey, Laura; O'Connor, Justen; Phillipson, Sivanes; Penney, Dawn; Jeanes, Ruth; Phillipson, Shane – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Healthism is both an ideological and a regulative discourse that manifests as a tendency to conceive health as a product of individual choice. Healthism represents a collection of taken-for-granted assumptions, positioned at the intersection of morality, blame and health, that can lead to a privileging of 'healthy' and 'productive' individuals. It…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Student Attitudes, Test Construction
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O'Leary, Nick; Barber, Alison; Keane, Helen – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Recognising the limited research around the use of cooperative learning in higher education, this case study sought to explore physical education students' perceptions of learning using the jigsaw learning method. It examined the impact of two different aesthetic activities and two different groupings on students' perceptions of their learning. A…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning
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McKay, Cathy; Haegele, Justin; Block, Martin – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The purpose of this study was to seek to understand and describe the experiences of sixth grade students, ages 11 and 12, taking part in the published Paralympic School Day (PSD) programme in relation to shaping attitudes and perceptions of disability and disability sport. This qualitative study utilized a phenomenological approach. Fifty-two…
Descriptors: Athletics, Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Grade 6
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Chen, Senlin; Gu, Xiangli; Liu, Yang – European Physical Education Review, 2019
An important goal of physical education (PE) is to educate children to become physically literate and active of their own accord. This study capitalized on examining the roles of students' attitudes toward PE and physical activity and fitness (PAF) knowledge in physical activity and sedentary behavior participation. Students from a public middle…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level, Physical Activities
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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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Larsson, Lena; Linnér, Susanne; Schenker, Katarina – European Physical Education Review, 2018
In this paper, we critically examine the potential of assessment components in physical education teacher education (PETE) to either reinforce or challenge PETE students' conceptions of what a physical education (PE) teacher needs to know to teach this school subject. To understand the mechanisms that may contribute to the difficulty of…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Physical Education
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