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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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Armour, Kathleen M.; Yelling, Martin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2007
This paper reports data from the third phase of a 2-year investigation into continuing professional development (CPD) for physical education teachers in England. The purpose of this phase was to examine the ways in which 10 case study teachers engaged in professional learning over the course of 1 academic year. Data were collected from a series of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Focus Groups
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Brown, David; Evans, John – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
Drawing on illustrations from a recent life history study that focused on male student teachers as they negotiated their way through a 1-year postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) physical education teacher training course at a university in England, this paper explores how teachers are implicated in the social construction of gender…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Males, Physical Education, Foreign Countries
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Faulkner, Guy; Reeves, Colin; Chedzoy, Sue – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
The purpose of this study was to establish the utility of the theory of planned behavior in predicting nonspecialist, preservice primary-school teachers' intentions to teach physical education for 2 hr per week. A questionnaire was developed according to the recommended procedures and was administered to 128 final-year teacher trainees in two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Intention
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Faulkner, Guy; Reeves, Colin – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2000
Used a self-report questionnaire to assess physical self- perceptions and attitudes toward teaching physical education (PE) of final-year, female, primary school student teachers. Results indicated that students with the most positive attitudes toward teaching PE reported stronger self-perceptions of sports competence, and perceived competence in…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Females, Foreign Countries
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Speakman-Yearta, Maureen A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1987
The article presents cross-cultural comparisons of movement purposes and objectives of the Purpose Process Curriculum Framework as viewed by teacher educators in England, Japan, and the United States. Although respondents from each country rated purposes differently, all respondents considered circulo-respiratory efficiency and joy of movement to…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Research