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Fletcher, Tim; Casey, Ashley – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
There are two purposes of this study. The first is to examine our experiences as beginning teacher educators who taught using models-based practice (using the example of Cooperative Learning). The second is to consider the benefits of using collaborative self-study to foster deep understandings of teacher education practice. The findings highlight…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Cooperative Learning
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Roberts, Simon J.; Fairclough, Stuart J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2012
The common practice of annually age grouping children in education, likely done under the assumption of similarly aged children sharing similar abilities and learner characteristics, may actually undermine equity and fairness in student assessments. This strategy has received criticism for (dis) advantaging those older children born closer to the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Warburton, Victoria E.; Spray, Christopher M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine the temporal pattern of pupils' approach-avoidance achievement goal adoption in physical education across Key Stage 3 of secondary school. Moreover, we determined the predictive utility of implicit theories of ability and perceived competence in explaining change in achievement goals, along with the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Goal Orientation
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Ward, Phillip; Ko, Bomna – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
We examined publication trends in the "Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (JTPE)" in terms of total representation as well as trends by decade of the (a) sex and country of affiliation of editors, (b) sex and country of affiliation of editorial board members, (c) sex and country of affiliation of first authors, (d) types of…
Descriptors: Publications, Trend Analysis, Physical Education, Sex
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Fairclough, Stuart J.; Stratton, Gareth – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
Regular physical activity participation throughout childhood provides benefits to physical (Malina, Bouchard, & Bar-Or, 2004), physiological (Andersen, Wedderkopp, Hansen, Cooper, & Froberg, 2003), and psychological health (Mutrie & Parfitt, 1998). In recognition of these benefits, guidelines have been published in the United States…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Literature Reviews, Physical Activity Level
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MacPhail, Ann; Kirk, David; Kinchin, Gary D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
The development of feelings of identity, the sense of belonging to a team, and the growth of social skills are experiences that sport, if properly conducted, is well placed to offer (Siedentop, 1994). Evidence suggests that some characteristics of traditional, multiactivity forms of physical education work against realizing these goals (Locke,…
Descriptors: Social Development, Physical Education, Grade 5, Activity Units
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Fox, Kenneth R.; Cooper, Ashley; McKenna, Jim – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to summarize the developing role and the challenges facing the British primary and secondary education sector in the promotion of children's health-enhancing physical activity. This is in the context of a public agenda on physical activity for health that grew steadily in stature throughout the 1990s and has…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries, Public Health
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Evans, John; Rich, Emma; Davies, Brian – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
This article discusses the social fabrication of risk and ill health in the United Kingdom and how it affect the physical education curriculum and physical education teachers. It is now well over 60 years since the publication in Britain of the Board of Education?s (1933) "Syllabus For Physical Training For Schools." It was a remarkable…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Fitness