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Delidou, Eleni; Matsouka, Ourania; Nikolaidis, Christos – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Children's physical activity (PA) is increasingly restricted by the fast pace of modern life. Schools are the opportune setting in which to increase PA during daily recess. The purpose of this study was to record the degree of PA of 6th grade primary school students during recess and determine whether the playground size and available equipment…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Playgrounds, Equipment, Playground Activities
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Capel, Susan – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been considerable interest in the socialisation of (student) physical education (PE) teachers, the beliefs and values developed as a result of this socialisation and the impact of these on teachers' learning, behaviours and practices and the curriculum. Many studies looking at the beliefs and values of PE teachers have used the values…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Physical Education
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Syrmpas, Ioannis; Digelidis, Nikolaos; Watt, Anthony – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The main purpose of the present study was to examine Greek physical education (PE) teachers' self-reported use of the Spectrum of teaching styles and their perceptions of the benefits of adopting these styles for their students. An additional goal was to explore the teachers' perceived ability to implement these teaching approaches. The…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Philpot, Rod – European Physical Education Review, 2016
While an emphasis on social justice has emerged as a theme in initial teacher education (ITE) over the past decade, there is much debate about how to engage ITE students in foregrounding issues of equity and social justice in their own teaching. One strategy, the introduction of critical pedagogy in ITE, has been promoted in teacher education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Educators, Critical Theory, Teacher Education
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Mayorga-Vega, Daniel; Montoro-Escaño, Jorge; Merino-Marban, Rafael; Viciana, Jesús – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a physical education-based development and maintenance programme on objective and perceived health-related physical fitness in high school students. A sample of 111 students aged 12-14 years old from six classes were cluster-randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 54) or a control…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, High School Students
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Kim, Insook – European Physical Education Review, 2016
This paper describes how improving a teacher's content knowledge changes his teaching practices and its subsequent effects on student learning during a middle school volleyball instructional unit. The study was designed to challenge teacher educators' thinking about the importance of in-depth content knowledge for effective teaching by…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education
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Stormoen, Sidsel; Urke, Helga Bjørnøy; Tjomsland, Hege Eikeland; Wold, Bente; Diseth, Åge – European Physical Education Review, 2016
This study seeks to identify factors that promote positive experiences in high school physical education (PE). The study combines elements of Self-determination Theory (SDT) with the theory of "flow". Special attention is given to gender differences. The study sample consisted of 167 Norwegian senior high school students (78 females and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Chen, Senlin; Zhu, Xihe; Kim, Youngwon; Welk, Gregory; Lanningham-Foster, Lorraine – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Schools are positioned to play a key role in nurturing students with knowledge and behaviours associated with healthful living. Our study examined the effects of an intervention on energy balance (EB) knowledge. Twelve 6th and 7th grade classrooms (n = 140) were assigned to receive either two standardised lessons on EB or a combined intervention…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Adolescents, Body Weight, Physical Activities
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Molina-García, Javier; Queralt, Ana; Estevan, Isaac; Sallis, James F. – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The public health benefit of school physical education (PE) depends in large part on physical activity (PA) provided during class. According to the literature, PE has a valuable role in public health, and PA levels during PE classes depend on a wide range of factors. The main objective of this study, based on ecological models of behaviour, was to…
Descriptors: Public Health, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, High School Students
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Varea, Valeria; Underwood, Mair – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Research among former Physical Education (PE) school students has demonstrated how fat phobia in PE classes is oppressive and makes it extremely difficult for most students to develop positive subjectivities. This study explores how a group of pre-service Health and Physical Education (HPE) specialist teachers from an Australian university…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Obesity, Social Bias
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Wahl-Alexander, Zachary; Curtner-Smith, Matthew; Sinelnikov, Oleg – European Physical Education Review, 2016
A small body of previous research suggests that teachers who purposefully negotiated the physical education curriculum empowered their pupils and enhanced the quality of their experience. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of one purposefully negotiated season of sport education (SE) on one teacher and his 18 male eighth grade…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Program Effectiveness, Males
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Lleixà, Teresa; González-Arévalo, Carles; Braz-Vieira, Marcelo – European Physical Education Review, 2016
In 2006, the European Union published its recommendations on competences for lifelong learning. Since then, key competences have been integrated into the official curriculum in Spain. The objectives of the present study are: a) to describe the strategies used most frequently by physical education teachers to incorporate key competences in their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Lifelong Learning
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Merino-Marban, Rafael; Mayorga-Vega, Daniel; Fernandez-Rodriguez, Emilio; Estrada, Francisco Vera; Viciana, Jesús – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a 1-minute stretching programme and 5 weeks of detraining on sit-and-reach score among schoolchildren aged 5-6 years in a physical education setting. Forty-five schoolchildren 5-6 years old from two classes were clustered randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 23) or a control group…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Scores, Experimental Groups
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Crane, Jeff; Temple, Viviene – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Leisure constraints theory was used as a framework to systematically review factors associated with dropout of organized sport among children and adolescents. Keyword searches for the population, context and construct of interest (i.e. dropout) identified articles from the entire contents of the following databases: Academic Search Complete, ERIC,…
Descriptors: Dropout Research, Dropout Characteristics, Children, Participant Characteristics
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Ávila da Costa, Luísa; McNamee, Michael; Lacerda, Teresa Oliveira – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Commencing with a discussion of the various conceptions of education for the development of humanity, this essay articulates four essential vectors of educational processes--epistemic, ethical, aesthetic, and political, as they are instantiated in Physical Education. Drawing on philosophical literature, it is argued that the sporting activities…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Aesthetics, Epistemology, Ethics
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