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Mandigo, James; Lodewyk, Ken; Tredway, Jay – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of an 8-week after-school intramural program that adopted a Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to facilitate the development of elementary-school-aged children physical literacy. Methods: Using Physical and Health Education Canada's Passport for Life tool, 22…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Literacy
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Edwards, Lori C.; Bryant, Anna S.; Morgan, Kevin; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Jones, Anwen M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
ntroduction: Despite increases in research and implementation, physical literacy continues to be largely misinterpreted by practitioners. The purpose of this study was to devise, implement, and evaluate a professional development program that works in a primary school environment to enhance their knowledge and operationalization of physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Physical Activities
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Cairney, John; Clark, Heather; Dudley, Dean; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical literacy (PL) has been proposed as a key construct for understanding participation in physical activity. However, the lack of an agreed-upon definition and measure has hindered research on the topic. The current study proposed and analyzed the construct validity of a PL model comprised of motor competence, perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education, Children
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Kriellaars, Dean J.; Cairney, John; Bortoleto, Marco A. C.; Kiez, Tia K. M.; Dudley, Dean; Aubertin, Patrice – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Objective: To examine the impact of circus arts instruction in physical education (PE) on the physical literacy of children in Grades 4 and 5. Methods: A clustered, quasi-experimental design was used comparing children in schools with circus arts instruction in physical education (n = 101) with children in socioeconomic status-matched schools…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Senlin; Zhang, Xiaoxia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Developing physically literate individuals is a major goal of school physical education. To date, no research in the United States has examined physical literacy by simultaneously measuring multiple dimensions among young children. The purpose of this study was to examine students' current status of physical literacy in third grade.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Ward, Jeffery Kurt; Hastie, Peter A.; Strunk, Kamden – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of ability grouping on game performance and physical activity levels of elementary school students during an invasion game. Method: Forty-eight fifth-grade students (22 girls) participated in eight games of "Over the Line Ball." Four of these games saw students in…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Performance, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education
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Petranek, Laura J.; Bolter, Nicole D.; Bell, Ken – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: External attentional focused instructions and feedback have shown to enhance motor performance among adults, adolescents, and older children. This study examined type and frequency of instructions and feedback among younger children performing an overhand throw. Method: First graders (N = 65) were provided external or internal focused…
Descriptors: Attention, Feedback (Response), Grade 1, Physical Education
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Zhu, Xihe; Haegele, Justin A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This study aims to (a) examine elementary school students' health-related fitness knowledge growth under one curriculum condition and (b) examine the impacts of student/school-level factors on health-related fitness knowledge and its growth rate in physical education. Method: We used an observational, longitudinal repeated-measures…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Students, Physical Education
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Wenner, Julianne A.; Tucker, Kimberly M. B.; Calvert, Hannah G.; Johnson, Tyler G.; Turner, Lindsey – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This research investigated how social capital relates to physical education (PE) teachers' abilities to facilitate physical activity (PA) outside of PE class in their schools. Methods: Twenty-seven elementary PE teachers were interviewed. Data were analyzed using a multistep qualitative coding process ending in a cross-case analysis.…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Leadership
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Chu, Tsz Lun; Zhang, Tao; Thomas, Katherine T.; Zhang, Xiaoxia; Gu, Xiangli – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Based on the self-determination theory, this study explored the predictive strengths and relative importance of basic psychological needs (BPNs; i.e., autonomy, competence, and relatedness) in physical education in physical, cognitive, and psychological outcomes among Hispanic boys and girls. Methods: Fourth- and fifth-grade Hispanic…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Psychological Needs, Personal Autonomy, Competence
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Escartí, Amparo; Liops-Goig, Ramon; Wright, Paul M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model was developed to foster responsibility and teach life skills that transfer to various settings. The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation fidelity of a school-based TPSR program in physical education and other subject areas. Method: Systematic observation was…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Responsibility, Social Development, Skill Development
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Constantinides, Panos; Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the attitudes of Cypriot elementary school students toward physical education. Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students (N = 763) from six urban Cypriot elementary schools completed an attitude instrument. Methods: Adapting the attitude instrument for Greek-speaking students an extensive two-step pilot study showed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Knowles, Alex; Wallhead, Tristan L.; Readdy, Tucker – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
One of the primary goals of physical education is for students to gain the motivation to continue to be physically active outside of curriculum time. The purpose of this study was to use a case study approach to examine elementary students' responses to Sport Education and how it influenced their choice to participate in the same sports during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Case Studies, Recreational Activities
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Jordan, Michelle E.; Lorenz, Kent; Stylianou, Michalis; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This study examined classroom teachers' involvement in a yearlong Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAP) implemented in one K-8 rural U.S. school district. Its purpose was to describe patterns of social interaction among teachers, administrators, and families associated with the intervention (i.e., social capital) and whether…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Physical Activities, School Districts, Physical Education
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Chen, Senlin; Liu, Yang; Schaben, Jodee – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine physical activity (PA)/fitness knowledge and its association with PA and sedentary behavior in youth. Method: Eighth grade students from five schools (N = 660) in a midwestern state completed a PE Metrics written test and the Youth Activity Profile to assess PA/fitness knowledge, PA (at school and…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Life Style, Knowledge Level
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