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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith; Brymer, Eric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the evolution of physical education teaching practice from a traditional "teacher-centred approach" to a "student-centred approach." Consequently, research has focused on questions about the changing conceptions of the teaching and learning process, that is,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Learning Processes, Student Centered Learning
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Práxedes, Alba; Del Villar Álvarez, Fernando; Moreno, Alberto; Gil-Arias, Alexander; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Purpose: This study analysed the effects of a training intervention programme using principles of Non-Linear Pedagogy (NLP) on the decision making (DM) and performance behaviours (P) of youth footballers. Method: 19 footballers (U12 yrs) participated in 14 training sessions, spread over three phases: Pre-intervention, Intervention, Retention. The…
Descriptors: Training, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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Correia, Vanda; Carvalho, João; Araújo, Duarte; Pereira, Elsa; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: There are deeply relevant questions concerning how to integrate and organise various nonlinear pedagogical strategies and methods in order to structure training in the professional development of Physical Education (PE) teachers and sport coaches. To promote the emergence and development of innovative and adaptive performance…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Athletics
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Roberts, William M.; Newcombe, Daniel J.; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Oversimplified, reductionist approaches to operationalising Physical Literacy (PL) have been a barrier to the development of a complex, dynamic and embodied understanding of the individual Physical Literacy journey. Further, there has been no appropriate approach that might allow practitioners to integrate Physical Literacy in Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Athletics
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Renshaw, Ian; Araújo, Duarte; Button, Chris; Chow, Jia Yi; Davids, Keith; Moy, Brendan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: There is some apparent confusion regarding similarities and differences between two popular physical education (PE) pedagogical frameworks, that is, the Constraints-Led Approach (CLA) and Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). Purpose: Our aim in this commentary is to detail important theoretical and pedagogical concepts that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Games, Models, Teaching Methods
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Providing motivationally supportive physical education experiences for learners is crucial, since empirical evidence in sport and physical education research has associated intrinsic motivation with positive educational outcomes. Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a valuable framework for examining motivationally supportive…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith; Brymer, Eric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Physical education teacher education (PETE) programmes have been identified as a critical platform to encourage the exploration of alternative teaching approaches by pre-service teachers. However, the socio-cultural constraint of acculturation or past physical education and sporting experiences results in the maintenance of the status…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: The development of intelligent, thinking performers as a central theme in physical education curriculum documents worldwide has highlighted the need for an evolution of teaching styles from the dominant reproductive approach. This has prompted an Australian university to change the content and delivery of a games unit within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Games, Acculturation
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Tan, Clara Wee Keat; Chow, Jia Yi; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: In the last few decades, conceptions about teaching and learning in physical education have evolved from a teacher-centred approach to a more student-centred approach where learners are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking and autonomy of thought. A popular model advocating this approach in physical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Physical Education, Researchers, Correlation
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Renshaw, Ian; Chow, Jia Yi; Davids, Keith; Hammond, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2010
Background: In order to design appropriate environments for performance and learning of movement skills, physical educators need a sound theoretical model of the learner and of processes of learning. In physical education, this type of modelling informs the organisation of learning environments and effective and efficient use of practice time. An…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Physical Education, Play, Physical Education Teachers