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Hemphill, Michael A.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Templin, Thomas J. – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Case-based learning (CBL) is a constructivist pedagogy in which students read hypothetical accounts of real world situations and consider how they would respond if facing similar challenges. In physical education teacher education, research has shown that CBL has the potential to promote critical thinking, contribute to students' cognitive growth…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Richards, K. Andrew R. – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Much has been learned about the socialization of physical education (PE) teachers using occupational socialization theory (OST). However, important to understanding any socialization process is explaining how the roles that individuals play are socially constructed and contextually bound. OST falls short of providing a comprehensive overview of…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Socialization, Social Theories, Teacher Role
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MacMillan, Freya; Kirk, Alison; Mutrie, Nanette; Moola, Fiona; Robertson, Kenneth – European Physical Education Review, 2015
It is not clear how best to support youth with type 1 diabetes to participate in physical education (PE) at school. The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of facilitators and barriers to PE in youth with type 1 diabetes and to determine how schools can help these individuals to be physically active. Interviews and focus groups were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Youth Opportunities, Youth Problems, Diabetes
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Atencio, Matthew; Tan, Yuen Sze Michelle; Ho, Susanna; Ching, Chew Ting – European Physical Education Review, 2015
This paper explores pre-service PE teachers' conceptions of outdoor education (OE) in Singapore. Survey questionnaires were administered to 120 pre-service teachers; 14 teachers participated in follow-up semi-structured interviews. The findings indicate that OE is predominantly situated within the outdoor camp environment. Pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Outdoor Education
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Ralph, Ann Marie; MacPhail, Ann – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Investigating the reasons for pre-service teachers (PSTs) who choose to undertake a physical education teacher education (PETE) programme can inform teacher educators on how best to define teaching tasks, organize knowledge relevant to student learning and shape the perceptions of PSTs about teaching and learning (Calderhead, 1987). In this study,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Investigations
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Smith, Lindsey; Harvey, Stephen; Savory, Louise; Fairclough, Stuart; Kozub, Stephen; Kerr, Catherine – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The purpose of this study was to independently determine the levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and self-determined motivation of both boys and girls as they participated in prolonged units of invasion games (i.e. 6-12 lessons) through two pedagogical models: direct instruction and the tactical games model (TGM). It was…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Gender Differences, Direct Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Tsangaridou, Niki; Polemitou, Irene – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The aim of the current study was to provide descriptions of the nature of pre-service primary teachers' reflection during their student teaching experience. The principal research question that guided the investigation was "what do these pre-service classroom teachers reflect on during their teaching and how is this reflection related to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Physical Education
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Gil-Gómez, Jesús; Chiva-Bartoll, Óscar; Martí-Puig, Manuel – European Physical Education Review, 2015
This paper discusses the effects of the use of service learning in pre-service teachers (PSTs). This methodology has been applied for two academic years at a Spanish university, providing a direct service for children with special educational needs (SEN) through motor and expressive games. We used Butin's model for the analysis of data collected…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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DinanThompson, Maree; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Internationally, assessment is acknowledged as a critical aspect of pedagogical practice and accountability systems, and as having a fundamental bearing upon what knowledge and ways of articulating knowledge come to be valued in schools. Teachers' assessment literacy is arguably fundamental to their ability to successfully engage with multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Mäkelä, Kasper; Whipp, Peter R. – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate Australian physical education (PE) teachers' career intentions and factors influencing their intentions. A sample (N = 234) of Western Australian PE teachers responded to a questionnaire determining PE teachers' work and the primary motivators for intention to leave the profession. Half (51.3%) of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Occupational Aspiration, Investigations
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Zhu, Xihe – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Recent state and federal legislations on educational accountability push evaluation and grading to the frontline. This study examined students' perspectives of grading in physical education. The participants included students (N = 39) from two middle schools. Data were collected through observation, student profile grading sheets and interviews.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grading, Profiles, Physical Education
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Mouratidis, Athanasios; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Tsorbatzoudis, Charalambos – European Physical Education Review, 2015
Self-determination theory posits that satisfaction of the needs for autonomy, competence and relatedness represents the basic nutriments for humans' optimal functioning. It also postulates that with greater the degree to which these three needs are equally satisfied, the quality of motivation is further enhanced. Yet, this premise has remained…
Descriptors: Need Gratification, Motivation, Physical Education, Adolescents
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Young, Janet A.; Symons, Caroline M.; Pain, Michelle D.; Harvey, Jack T.; Eime, Rochelle M.; Craike, Melinda J.; Payne, Warren R. – European Physical Education Review, 2015
In light of the importance attributed to the presence of positive role models in promoting physical activity during adolescence, this study examined role models of adolescent girls and their influence on physical activity. Seven hundred and thirty two girls in Years 7 and 11 from metropolitan and non-metropolitan regions of Victoria, Australia,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role Models, Females, Adolescents
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Kirby, Stephanie; Byra, Mark; Readdy, Tucker; Wallhead, Tristan – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of two landmark spectrum styles, practice and inclusion, on students' basic psychological needs satisfaction and self-determined motivation. Twelve classes of college-aged students (n = 149) participated in two badminton lessons taught under the conditions of the practice and inclusion styles.…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Self Determination, Student Motivation, Intervention
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Sprake, Andrew; Walker, Sue – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The recent review of the national curriculum, which places Physical Education as a compulsory subject at key stages 1-4, indicates a government commitment to the subject. However, given the contested history of Physical Education's priorities and practices, such commitment should, perhaps, be handled with care. The main strength of Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Role of Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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