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Langdon, Jody L.; Wittenberg, Megan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: In the U.S. college/university setting, physical activity courses are often offered as part of the general education program, where students earn college credits towards the completion of their degree program. These courses are typically taught by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who face several challenges in instructing…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Physical Activities, Teacher Competencies
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Legrain, Pascal; Escalié, Guillaume; Lafont, Lucile; Chaliès, Sébastien – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: One of the key questions of physical education teacher educators (PETE) programmes refers to whether future teachers are prepared to build knowledge and skills to feel self-efficacious in teaching physical education (PE). This issue concerns the instructional model of teaching used to help PE pre-service teachers to master both…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Sandford, Glenn T.; Gill, Peter Richard – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Martial Arts (MA) have been touted as a beneficial psycho-social exercise and have been used in a number of training programmes and interventions. However, proving MA effectiveness through empirical research is hindered by difficulties defining exactly what students experience during MA training. As such, there is a need to define the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Training, Student Experience
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Morgan, Kevin; Bryant, Anna S.; Edwards, Lowri C.; Mitchell-Williams, Emma – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The primary school age group (aged 5-11 years) is acknowledged as a critical period in the development of physical activity patterns and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Furthermore, high quality physical education (PE) is crucial for the development of lifelong physical activity behaviours and is highly dependent on the interaction…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Teachers
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Ellison, Douglas W.; Mays-Woods, Amelia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Emotional resilience can be vital to longevity in high-poverty school settings. Equally important to staying the course is the ability to remain motivated despite the unique challenges presented by teaching in high-poverty schools. Students within these schools need teachers who are able to manage their emotions and remain positive and…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Teacher Attitudes
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Quennerstedt, Mikael – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: As part of the annual activities at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference, the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special Interest Group (SIG) organises a so-called Invisible College, where a Scholar Lecture is delivered by a researcher who has made a significant contribution to the field. This paper is the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Promotion, Health Education, Learning
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Rocamora, Irene; González-Víllora, Sixto; Fernández-Río, Javier; Arias-Palencia, Natalia María – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Advances in technology have changed children's lifestyle so much that the majority of them do not meet the recommended 60 min of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Compulsory Physical Education has been highlighted as an ideal context to achieve the suggested physical activity (PA) goals, since it could be the only place…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Games, Performance
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Simonton, Kelly L.; Mercier, Kevin; Garn, Alex C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The use of fitness tests in physical education (PE) receives extensive scrutiny and represents one of the most fiercely debated topics in PE research. Fitness test proponents often provide unwavering support citing their positive long-term benefits while critics underscore the corrosive long-term pitfalls associated with their use in…
Descriptors: Tests, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Education
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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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Tao, Yi-Che; Rynne, Steven B.; Mallett, Clifford J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Purpose: Despite the recruitment of foreign sport coaches being a relatively long-standing phenomenon, there is limited research examining the experiences of foreign coaches working in globalised high-performance sport contexts. In examining how foreign coaches learn to perform their craft, we draw upon Billett's [2006. 'Relational Interdependence…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Athletic Coaches, Global Approach, Work Environment
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Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Beni, Stephanie; Fletcher, Tim; Griffin, Ciara; Price, Caitlin – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Teachers' visions are vivid and concrete images of ideal classroom practices. A vision for teaching is important to both practices in the classroom as well as teacher development across time. A useful tool to explore and analyse the role of vision in teacher practices is provided by [Hammerness, K. 2003. "Learning to Hope, or…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Andersson, Erik – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Referees, parents and coaches are vital for co-creating the educational practice of competitive games in youth sport and influencing young players' behaviour, learning and socialisation within the game. Coaches and parents influence players in different ways in competitive games and their behaviour can be viewed as role-modelling…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Athletic Coaches, Attitudes, Competition
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Luguetti, Carla; Kirk, D.; Oliver, K. L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Introduction: Several studies demonstrate the benefits of socially critical work in physical education and sport which value the importance of taking action intended for democracy, empowerment and critical reflection [Devis-devis, Jose. 2006. "Socially Critical Research Perspectives in Physical Education." In "The Handbook of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Experience, Activism, Caring
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Reina, R.; Healy, S.; Roldán, A.; Hemmelmayr, I.; Klavina, A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Physical Education teachers (PET) self-efficacy (SE) is a cornerstone for a successful inclusion of students with special educational needs. This study aims to evaluate the effect of a training program called "Incluye-T" on the SE of Spanish in-service PETs (n = 229) toward the inclusion of students with special education needs in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Physical Education Teachers
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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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