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Templin, Thomas J.; Graber, Kim C.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teacher education is at a "tipping point" in history, where the survivability of the profession in many institutions of higher education may be in question. This monograph reflects an initial attempt to understand recruitment and retention in physical education teacher education programs from the perspective of program…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Templin, Thomas J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Chapter 2 (see EJ1202568) overviewed the teacher pipeline and documented some of the challenges faced by the physical education profession in relation to teacher education recruitment and retention. Given declining program enrollments and the elimination of some once-prominent programs, a theory of action is recommended for understanding how the…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence
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Cairney, John; Kiez, Tia; Roetert, E. Paul; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
While it is commonly thought that physical literacy is an early 21st-century construct and is often credited to Margaret Whitehead, in fact, the term physical literacy can be traced back to the late 1800s. In this narrative, the authors review descriptions of physical literacy that appeared in the late 19th and early to mid-20th century literature…
Descriptors: Individual Development, History, Life Style, Physical Fitness
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Keegan, Richard J.; Barnett, Lisa M.; Dudley, Dean A.; Telford, Richard D.; Lubans, David R.; Bryant, Anna S.; Roberts, William M.; Morgan, Philip J.; Schranz, Natasha K.; Weissensteiner, Juanita R.; Vella, Stewart A.; Salmon, Jo; Ziviani, Jenny; Okely, Anthony D.; Wainwright, Nalda; Evans, John R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The development of a physical literacy definition and standards framework suitable for implementation in Australia. Method: Modified Delphi methodology. Results: Consensus was established on four defining statements: Core--Physical literacy is lifelong holistic learning acquired and applied in movement and physical activity contexts;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Holistic Approach, Lifelong Learning
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Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Whitehead, Margaret E.; Pot, Niek – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This article explores the relationship between physical literacy and human flourishing. Understanding the contribution physical literacy may have in nurturing human flourishing extends the philosophical rationale and importance of physical literacy in relation to maximizing human potential. This article proposes that the concept of physical…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Human Body, Literacy, Well Being
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Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This article explores the role of knowledge and understanding in fostering physical literacy, which is considered fundamental to successful participation in physical activity, and to valuing and taking responsibility for engaging in physical activities for life. First, it highlights the place and importance of knowledge and understanding within…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literacy, Physical Activities, Knowledge Level
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Whitehead, Margaret E.; Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Pot, Niek – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This article considers the value of physical literacy. Unequivocal support for aspects of the concept can be found in philosophy, neuroscience, social justice, the nature of human development, psychology, and sociocultural studies. These areas of support will be outlined and then related to the practical value of physical literacy in the school…
Descriptors: Literacy, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Educational Environment
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Shearer, Cara; Goss, Hannah R.; Edwards, Lowri C.; Keegan, Richard J.; Knowles, Zoe R.; Boddy, Lynne M.; Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Foweather, Lawrence – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Physical literacy continues to gain global momentum, yet the definition and underlying concept of physical literacy remain contested in both research and practice. This lack of clarity has the potential to undermine the operationalization of physical literacy. This paper considers the various definitions of physical literacy that are currently…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Definitions, Educational Philosophy
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Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
This paper provides a comprehensive review of attitude research in physical education. The first section reviews theoretical models that are prevalent in attitude research. Then, the next section describes the methods that were used to locate the research used in the remainder of the paper. The third section discusses measurement issues in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attitude Measures, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Jiling; Xiang, Ping; Lee, Jihye; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The goal of physical education is to instill physical literacy within students. As an important motivation framework, achievement goal theory has been widely used to understand and explain students' cognitive, affective, and behavioral outcomes. In this paper, we reviewed studies examining achievement goals and outcomes in K-12 physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
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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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Warburton, Victoria Emily; Spray, Christopher Mark – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: In light of the extensive empirical evidence that implicit theories have important motivational consequences for young people across a range of educational settings we seek to provide a summary of, and personal reflection on, implicit theory research and practice in physical education (PE). Overview: We first provide an introduction to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ability, Learning Theories, Misconceptions
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Curran, Thomas; Standage, Martyn – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Motivation research is central to understanding why certain students exhibit high levels of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement with learning, and why others lack interest, display boredom, and withdraw effort (i.e., are disaffected). In this review, tenets within self-determination theory (SDT) are used to provide a…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Learner Engagement, Physical Education Teachers, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Chen, Ang; Wang, Yubing – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
This article focuses on the research on interest, especially situational interest, in physical education. Interest has been considered a powerful motivator for children and adolescents. Based on a conceptualization of individual and situational interest, a reasonable size of evidence has been accumulated showing that situational interest motivates…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Ward, Phillip; Ayvazo, Shiri – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is a frequently used concept in the educational community. Its usage is so widespread it appears to function as a "lingua franca" across different subject areas and among researchers within a subject area. Critiques of PCK have suggested it may function at best as a heuristic and at worst as a…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Faculty Development
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