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Wainwright, Nalda; Goodway, Jackie; Whitehead, Margaret; Williams, Andy; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The Foundation Phase in Wales is a play-based curriculum for pupils aged 3-7 years old. Children learn through more holistic areas of learning in place of traditional subjects. As such, the subject of physical education in its traditional form no longer exists for pupils under the age of 7 in Wales. In light of the role of physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Physical Education, Literacy
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Luguetti, Carla; Oliver, Kimberly L.; Dantas, Luiz E. P. B. T.; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Purpose: This study discusses the process of co-constructing a prototype pedagogical model for working with youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds. Participants and settings: This six-month activist research project was conducted in a soccer program in a socially vulnerable area of Brazil in 2013. The study included 17 youths, 4 coaches, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, At Risk Persons, Team Sports, Athletics
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Much research and practice in the field of physical activity and physical education for girls has been trapped in a reproductive cycle of telling the "same old story" as if it is news over and over again, since at least the 1980s. A thread running through this narrative is that despite all of this research and related…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Intervention
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Jung, Hyunwoo; Pope, Stacey; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: The salience of physical education and school sport (PESS) in England changed dramatically in the 2000s in terms of central government investment and political interests. The government put in place the physical education, school sport and club links strategy and the physical education and sport strategy for young people for a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Foreign Countries, Physical Activities
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Van den Berghe, Lynn; Cardon, Greet; Tallir, Isabel; Kirk, David; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: According to the classroom ecology paradigm, teachers and students interpret, predict, and respond to each other repeatedly in a reciprocal way. Such a reciprocal relationship is reflected in bidirectional interactions between a teacher's behavior and student (dis)engagement, an issue that has been confirmed in longitudinal studies…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Physical Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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Van den Berghe, Lynn; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Cardon, Greet; Kirk, David; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: During the last 30 years, several theories of motivation have generated insights into the motives underlying learners' behavior in physical education. Self-determination theory (SDT), a general theory on social development and motivation, has enjoyed increasing popularity in physical education research during the past decade. SDT…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Determination, Social Development, Student Motivation
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Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2004
It is commonplace for politicians and the media to refer to elite sport as a means of framing discussions about physical education. This point is demonstrated by reference to recent policy documents and media reports containing statements by Tony Blair and Tessa Jowell. Their collective perspective is labelled the commonsense consensus on physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Foreign Countries