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Goodyear, Victoria A.; Parker, Melissa; Casey, Ashley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: An extensive and international evidence base positions professional learning communities (PLCs) as an effective continued professional development (CPD) mechanism that can impact on teachers' practices and, in turn, students' learning. The landscape of teacher PLCs is continuously developing; notably through teachers' uses of social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Telecommunications
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Casey, Ashley; MacPhail, Ann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The popularised notion of models-based practice (MBP) is one that focuses on the delivery of a model, e.g. Cooperative Learning, Sport Education, Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, Teaching Games for Understanding. Indeed, while an abundance of research studies have examined the delivery of a single model and some have…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Adoption (Ideas)
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Goodyear, Victoria A.; Casey, Ashley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Physical education has long been caught in a time of "innovation without change". Yet, despite a wealth of pedagogical innovations and policies, which encourage a reconsideration of the "traditional pedagogy", teachers rarely move beyond the honeymoon period of implementation. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Change, Communities of Practice, Teacher Improvement
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Casey, Ashley; O'Donovan, Toni – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Green and Thorburn claim that examination physical education now holds a dominant place in both the UK's national discourse and in the lives and careers of many teachers. Despite the move towards the academicisation of physical education and the proliferation of accredited qualifications in a number of countries, both of which have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Interviews
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Casey, Ashley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Many critical curriculum theorists in physical education have advocated a model- or models-based approach to teaching in the subject. This paper explores the literature base around models-based practice (MBP) and asks if this multi-models approach to curriculum planning has the potential to be the great white hope of pedagogical change…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Models, Curriculum Development
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Casey, Ashley; Hastie, Peter A.; Rovegno, Inez – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: In the 1970s and 1980s, there was considerable discussion about the potential of student-designed games to help students develop a more refined and deeper understanding of games. Unfortunately, despite these sophisticated conversations, there has been limited empirical research on the effectiveness of student-designed games,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Writing Processes, Foreign Countries
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Casey, Ashley; Hastie, Peter A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Despite the support in primary education that student-designed games enhance student contextualisation of skills and tactics, there has been little support in secondary education, nor any empirical research exploring these claims. This paper attempts to rekindle these beliefs and explores the use of student-designed games in an English…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Play, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes