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Garn, Alex C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Multidimensional measurement is a common theme in motivation research because many constructs are conceptualized as having an overarching general factor (e.g., situational interest) and specific dimensions (e.g., attention demand, challenge, exploration intention, instant enjoyment, novelty). This review addresses current issues associated with…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Structural Equation Models
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McKenzie, Thomas L.; Sallis, James F.; Rosengard, Paul; Ballard, Kymm – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
SPARK [Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids], in its current form, is a brand that represents a collection of exemplary, research-based, physical education and physical activity programs that emphasize a highly active curriculum, on-site staff development, and follow-up support. Given its complexity (e.g., multiple school levels, inclusion…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Public Health, Models, Educational Research
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Metzler, Michael – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
A debate over the quality of teacher education programs has been ongoing for nearly 100 years. The most current round in this debate started with "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983) and has escalated in recent years to involve an increasing number of participant-constituents, each of whom has voiced…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Excellence in Education, Rhetoric
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Cardon, Greet Maria; Haerens, Leen Liesbeth; Verstraete, Stefanie; de Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
The present study aimed to investigate how classroom-based self-management lessons to promote physical activity were perceived by students, teachers, and parents. The self-management lessons were implemented by an external physical education specialist in 20 class groups at eight elementary schools. Program perceptions were evaluated in 412…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Self Management
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McCaughtry, Nate; Oliver, Kimberly L.; Dillon, Suzanna Rocco; Martin, Jeffrey J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
We used cognitive developmental theory to examine teachers' perspectives on the use of pedometers in physical education. Twenty-six elementary physical education teachers participating in long-term professional development were observed and interviewed twice over 6 months as they learned to incorporate pedometers into their teaching. Data were…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Technology, Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development
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James, Alisa R.; Griffin, Linda L.; Dodds, Patt – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
The purpose of the study was to examine the ecologies of two teachers and the extent that each teacher's agenda aligned with instructional activities and assessments for each unit of instruction. Data were collected in four ways: (1) videotaped record of each lesson, (2) live observation field notes and expanded field notes from the videotape, (3)…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Visual Aids
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MacPhail, Ann; Kirk, David; Griffin, Linda – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
In this article, we were interested in how young people learn to play games within a tactical games model (TGM) approach (Griffin, Oslin, & Mitchell, 1997) in terms of the physical-perceptual and social-interactive dimensions of situativity. Kirk and MacPhail's (2002) development of the Bunker-Thorpe TGfU model was used to conceptualize the…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Physical Education, Play, Learning Processes
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Chow, Bik C.; McKenzie, Thomas L.; Louie, Lobo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Physical activity (PA) during physical education is important for health purposes and for developing physical fitness and movement skills. To examine PA levels and how PA was influenced by environmental and instructor-related characteristics, we assessed children's activity during 368 lessons taught by 105 physical education specialists in 42…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Behavior, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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Verstraete, Stefanie; Cardon, Greet; De Clercq, Dirk; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The study aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of a 2-year health-related physical education intervention in a pretest-posttest design. Sixteen elementary schools (764 pupils, mean age: 11.2 plus or minus 0.7) participated in the study. Schools were randomly assigned to the intervention condition (n = 8) and the control condition (n = 8). Making…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Physical Education, Physical Activities
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Erwin, Heather E.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Woods, Martha K.; Castelli, Darla M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine levels of physical activity engagement, motor competence, and physical fitness as related to child access to physical activity facilities in the home and school environments. The present investigation attempts to further efforts to examine the relationship between physical activity levels and access.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Summer Programs, Physical Fitness, Physical Activities