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Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Green, Nigel R.; Whitehead, Margaret E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This study considers the implications for teachers of physical education of adopting physical literacy as the focus of their work. These implications arise from the philosophical underpinning of the concept, from the definition of physical literacy and are in line with the mission of the International Physical Literacy Association. In the first…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Li, Weidong; Xie, Xiuye; Li, Huanyu – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Guided by Situated Learning theory, the purpose of this article is to propose an extension to existing game-centered curricular models, named Situated Game Teaching through Set Plays (SGTSP). This proposed model fills in the gaps in the literature on game-centered curricular models by theorizing the concept of game scenarios/match conditions in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Educational Games, Models
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Ward, Phillip; Dervent, Fatih; Lee, Yun Soo; Ko, Bomna; Kim, Insook; Tao, Wang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: This study reports on our efforts toward extending the conceptual understanding of content development in physical education by validating content maps as a measurement tool, examining new categories of instructional tasks to describe content development and validating formulae that can be used to evaluate depth of content development.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Program Validation, Curriculum Development, Course Evaluation
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Ferry, Matthew; McCaughtry, Nate – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2015
Throughout history there have been debates as to what content knowledge (CK) is of most value for physical education (PE). Much recent conversation has circulated around the hope that time spent in PE supports students' regular participation in physical activity (PA). Researchers' use of the term PA, however, often stresses the similarities while…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activities
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Prusak, Keven A.; Pennington, Todd; Graser, Susan Vincent; Beighle, Aaron; Morgan, Charles F. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
Siedentop and Locke (1997) proposed three critical elements that must exist in our profession to make a difference and achieve systemic success in physical education (SSPE): (a) quality PE in the schools, (b) effective physical education teacher education (PETE)programs, and (c) a working relationship between the two. Using Cuban's (1992)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Educational Change, Physical Education Teachers
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Parker, Melissa; Patton, Kevin; Madden, Matthew; Sinclair, Christina – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2010
Despite the benefits associated with teacher development through participation in communities of practice, many questions about these groups remain unanswered. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine a group of elementary physical education teachers as a community of practice whose objective was to develop and disseminate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Hamzeh, Manal; McCaughtry, Nate – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2009
Drawing on feminist, poststructural, and critical theories, the purpose of this research was to understand 5th-grade girls' self-identified barriers to physical activity and work with them to find ways of negotiating those barriers in order to increase their physical activity opportunities. We worked with 11 girls in two elementary schools in…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level, Grade 5
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Domangue, Elizabeth; Carson, Russell Lee – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2008
Following the devastation of hurricane Katrina, a university located in the southeastern United States created a service-learning program. This program was established so that physical education teacher education (PETE) students could provide physical activities to children living in a temporary, government-funded housing community. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Preservice Teachers, Physical Education
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Ko, Bomna; Wallhead, Tristan; Ward, Phillip – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
A well-designed professional development (PD) program serves to deepen and extend teachers' subject matter knowledge and extend and refine their teaching practices. However, professional development programs often fail to achieve sustained change in teacher practices and improvement in student learning. In this study the authors attempt to find…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Prior Learning, Workshops, Teaching Methods
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McCaughtry, Nate; Martin, Jeffrey; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Cothran, Donetta – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2006
This study used an emotional geographies theoretical framework to analyze the emotional dimensions of urban teacher change. Fifteen urban physical education teachers involved in a comprehensive curriculum reform project were interviewed and observed multiple times across one school year. Data were analyzed using inductive analysis, and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Urban Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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MacDonald, Doune; Hunter, Lisa – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2005
The knowledge, skills, and attitudes manifested in health and physical education school curricula are an arbitrary selection of that which is known and valued at a particular place and time. Bernstein's (2000) theories of the social construction of knowledge offer a way to better understand the relationship among the production, selection, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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McCaughtry, Nate – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
Although teachers' knowledge of student emotion is not typically integrated into studies of teachers' pedagogical content knowledge, this study uses the philosophy of emotion, recent teacher knowledge research, and a case study of one middle-school physical education teacher to illustrate the point that how teachers understand student emotion is…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Psychological Patterns, Teacher Characteristics, Curriculum Development
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Lalik, Rosay – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2004
Drawing on poststructuralism and related theoretical perspectives, we worked in girls' physical education classes to examine the development and implementation of a curriculum strand focusing on girls' bodies. The purpose was to help adolescent girls name the discourses that shape their lives and regulate their bodies. We asked two major…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Education, High School Students, Curriculum Development
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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
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Siedentop, Daryl – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2002
Provides a history of the development of a curriculum and instruction model called Sport Education (which provides authentic, educationally rich sport experiences in the context of school physical education), reviewing theoretical and practical connections of Sport Education to other curricular and instructional models and exploring issues related…
Descriptors: Athletics, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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