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Mandigo, James; Lodewyk, Ken; Tredway, Jay – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of an 8-week after-school intramural program that adopted a Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to facilitate the development of elementary-school-aged children physical literacy. Methods: Using Physical and Health Education Canada's Passport for Life tool, 22…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Literacy
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Edwards, Lori C.; Bryant, Anna S.; Morgan, Kevin; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Jones, Anwen M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
ntroduction: Despite increases in research and implementation, physical literacy continues to be largely misinterpreted by practitioners. The purpose of this study was to devise, implement, and evaluate a professional development program that works in a primary school environment to enhance their knowledge and operationalization of physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Physical Activities
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Cairney, John; Clark, Heather; Dudley, Dean; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical literacy (PL) has been proposed as a key construct for understanding participation in physical activity. However, the lack of an agreed-upon definition and measure has hindered research on the topic. The current study proposed and analyzed the construct validity of a PL model comprised of motor competence, perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education, Children
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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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Kriellaars, Dean J.; Cairney, John; Bortoleto, Marco A. C.; Kiez, Tia K. M.; Dudley, Dean; Aubertin, Patrice – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Objective: To examine the impact of circus arts instruction in physical education (PE) on the physical literacy of children in Grades 4 and 5. Methods: A clustered, quasi-experimental design was used comparing children in schools with circus arts instruction in physical education (n = 101) with children in socioeconomic status-matched schools…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Shortt, Chelsee A.; Webster, Collin A.; Keegan, Richard J.; Egan, Cate A.; Brian, Ali S. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To operationally conceptualize physical literacy (PL) for application in the United States, using a modified Delphi approach, with PL academics. Methods: A sequential, mixed methods, modified Delphi research design was employed, consisting of three phases: (a) literature analysis, (b) Delphi Survey I (22 participants), and (c) Delphi…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Brian, Ali; Meester, An De; Klavina, Aija; Irwin, J. Megan; Taunton, Sally; Pennell, Adam; Lieberman, Lauren J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical literacy refers to the confidence, competence, motivation, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities throughout the lifespan. Little is known regarding the physical literacy of children/adolescents with visual impairments (VIs). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Children, Adolescents
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Senlin; Zhang, Xiaoxia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Developing physically literate individuals is a major goal of school physical education. To date, no research in the United States has examined physical literacy by simultaneously measuring multiple dimensions among young children. The purpose of this study was to examine students' current status of physical literacy in third grade.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Kwon, Ja Youn; Kulinna, Pamela H.; van der Mars, Hans; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Given the emphasis on the important role of physical education within Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs), the purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) prepares teacher candidates for CSPAP roles. Methods: A total of 144 PETE program completed the online…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Templin, Tom – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teachers have been criticized for not implementing progressive or innovative instruction resulting in enhanced student knowledge and skills for lifetime participation in physical activity. Purpose: To investigate how teachers with varying dispositions toward change perceive socializing agents and teaching context as barriers to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Educational Change, Physical Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Wenner, Julianne A.; Tucker, Kimberly M. B.; Calvert, Hannah G.; Johnson, Tyler G.; Turner, Lindsey – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This research investigated how social capital relates to physical education (PE) teachers' abilities to facilitate physical activity (PA) outside of PE class in their schools. Methods: Twenty-seven elementary PE teachers were interviewed. Data were analyzed using a multistep qualitative coding process ending in a cross-case analysis.…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Leadership
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Fullmer, Matthew O.; Wilkinson, Carol; Prusak, Keven A.; Eggett, Dennis; Pennington, Todd – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the relationship between adolescents (N = 124) from physical education classes keeping a daily online leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) record and feelings of competence toward LTPA, motivational profiles toward LTPA, and LTPA behaviors. Method: A repeated measures ANCOVA was used to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Adolescent Attitudes, Profiles
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George, Meredith; Cutner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of acculturation on parents' readings of and expectations for physical education. Method: Participants were 39 parents of pupils enrolled at one public middle school. Data were collected with an open-ended questionnaire and follow-up formal interviews. They were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Physical Education
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Ward, Phillip; Tsuda, Emi; Dervent, Fatih; Devirlmez, Erhan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Little is known about how teachers acquire specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examine the hypothesis that SCK is not acquired from K-12 physical education and from extracurricular activities characterized by playing; instead, SCK must be explicitly taught to teachers. Method: Students were enrolled in either basic physical activity…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Yli-Piipari, Sami; Layne, Todd; Hinson, Janet; Irwin, Carol – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Grounded in the trans-contextual model of motivation framework, this cluster-randomized trial examined the effectiveness of an autonomy supportive physical education (PE) instruction on student motivation and physical activity (PA). Method: The study comprised six middle schools and 408 students (M[subscript age] = 12.29), with primary…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Physical Activities, Personal Autonomy, Exercise
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