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Barnett, Lisa M.; Dudley, Dean A.; Telford, Richard D.; Lubans, David R.; Bryant, Anna S.; Roberts, William M.; Morgan, Philip J.; Schranz, Natasha K.; Weissenteiner, Juanita R.; Vella, Stewart A.; Salmon, Jo; Ziviani, Jenny; Okely, Anthony D.; Wainwright, Nalda; Evans, John R.; Keegan, Richard J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Assessment of physical literacy poses a dilemma of what instrument to use. There is currently no guide regarding the suitability of common assessment approaches. The purpose of this brief communication is to provide a user's guide for selecting physical literacy assessment instruments appropriate for use in school physical education and sport…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Physical Education, Test Selection
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De Meester, An; Cardon, Greet; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Haerens, Leen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The goals were to investigate whether extracurricular school-based sports reach students not engaging in community sports and whether extracurricular school-based sports participants are more physically active and/or autonomously motivated toward sports than nonparticipants. Method: 1526 students (48.0% boys; 85.9% Belgian natives; age =…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Athletics, Community Programs, Physical Activity Level
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Jiahong, Wang; Xiang, Ping; Dazhi, Zhang; Liu, Weidong; Gao, Xiaofeng – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Physical education (PE) undergraduate programs in higher education in China have evolved over the last 100 years. As a result, a comprehensive system of physical education undergraduate majors in higher education has been established in today's colleges/universities in China. The large number of students who have completed a physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Farias, Cláudio Filipe; Mesquita, Isabel Ribeiro; Hastie, Peter A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
The impact of a hybrid Sport Education-Invasion Games Competence Model (IGCM) unit of instruction on students' game performance and game understanding in soccer was examined in this study. Pre- and posttest measures were collected from one fifth grade class of students (n = 24, mean age 10.3) residing in Portugal during a 17-lesson unit of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Pretests Posttests, Grade 5
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Sanchez-Oliva, David; Sanchez-Miguel, Pedro Antonio; Leo, Francisco Miguel; Kinnafick, Florence-Emilie; García-Calvo, Tomás – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
Grounded in Self-Determination Theory, the purpose of this study was to analyze how motivational processes within Physical Education classes can predict intention to participate in sport or physical activity outside of the school curriculum. Participants included 1,692 Spanish students aged 12-16 years (M = 13.34; SD = 0.76) who participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Self Determination
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Deenihan, J. T.; MacPhail, Ann – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2013
How preservice teachers (PSTs) learn and deliver Sport Education ("SE") (Siedentop, 1994) is an area researchers believe warrants further investigation (Stran & Curtner-Smith, 2009a). This study explores one PST's experiences delivering SE during a school teaching placement after undertaking a practical "SE" module in his…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education
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Diaz-Cueto, Mario; Hernandez-Alvarez, Juan Luis; Castejon, Francisco Javier – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to understand the perceptions of in-service Physical Education (PE) teachers when using Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) in teaching sports. Data were gathered from interviews, work group meetings, and participants' diaries. The results show the difficulties PE teachers had in the planning and implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Diaries, Rewards
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Kwon, Hyungil Harry; Pyun, Do young; Kim, May – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
The objective of the study was to see whether a teacher-coach exhibits different types of leadership behavior when s/he teaches a PE class and coaches a group of athletes. The participants in this study were 17-18 year old second-year preuniversity students from two local junior colleges in Singapore. A total of 159 students of mixed gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Physical Education, Athletes
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Siedentop, Daryl – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2002
Addresses junior sport and sport culture in New Zealand, recommending that it receive serious consideration for its crucial role in the future of New Zealand's sport culture. The paper presents three goals for junior sport programs (educative, public health, and elite development), describes characteristics of junior sport (e.g., youth want to…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Kirk, David – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2002
Critiques Siedentop's keynote address, "Junior Sport and the Evolution of Sport Cultures," reviewing and rationalizing Siedentop's four goals for junior sport (educative, public health, elite development, and preserving, protecting, and enhancing specific sport practices), discussing Siedentop's views on sport as a collective cultural…
Descriptors: Athletics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education