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Haslem, Liz; Wilkinson, Carol; Prusak, Keven A.; Christensen, William F.; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was (a) to test a hypothesized model of motivation within the context of conceptual physical education (CPE), and (b) to explore the strength and directionality of perceived competence for physical activity as a possible mediator for health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK) and physical activity behaviors. High school…
Descriptors: Health Related Fitness, Knowledge Level, Competence, Self Determination
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Pennington, Todd R.; Prusak, Keven A.; Wilkinson, Carol – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2014
"What we have is a systemic failure--one that involves the relationship of physical education programs in public schools with teacher preparation in higher education." (Siedentop & Locke, 1997). This assessment led Prusak, Pennington, Vincent-Graser, Beighle, and Morgan (2010) to an examination of a school district that seemed to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Public Schools, Physical Education Teachers, Qualitative Research