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Lentillon-Kaestner, Vanessa; Roure, Cédric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: A student's choice to engage in a learning task is highly related to the student's environmental stimuli and his or her perception of interest. From this perspective, the construct of situational interest (SI) has been used to interpret students' motivation in task engagement. SI is assumed to be transitory, environmentally activated,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Coeducation, Single Sex Classes, Student Participation
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Walseth, Kristin; Engebretsen, Berit; Elvebakk, Lisbeth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background and purpose: The research literature in physical education (PE) is placing a growing focus on the need for research that can illuminate not only the challenges PE faces but also how we can develop PE to meet the needs of all students. The activist approach aims to study future possibilities in PE, and the goal is for all young people…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Relevance (Education)
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Iserbyt, Peter; Ward, Phillip; Li, Weidong – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is an interaction of several knowledge bases upon which the teacher makes decisions about what and how to teach. To date, there are no studies in physical education directly documenting relationships between specialized content knowledge (SCK) and PCK. Such relationships have not been empirically…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education, Knowledge Level, Specialization
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Iserbyt, Peter; Ward, Phillip; Martens, Jonas – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Our understanding of the role in which content knowledge (CK) can strengthen instructional models and how that knowledge matters for professional development is limited. It is contended that mere use of an instructional model is insufficient to impact psychomotor learning in meaningful ways. Purpose: This study was conducted to…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Sullivan, Philip – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Noteworthy proportions of adolescents--particularly females--report negatively about their experiences regarding fitness and the testing of it during physical education (PE). These accounts often coincide with lower levels of body image, fitness, motivation, and physical activity and higher rates of attrition from optional PE. Purpose:…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Physical Education
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Evin, Agathe; Sève, Carole; Saury, Jacques – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Introduction: One of the aims of physical education (PE) is to develop social skills such as cooperation, teamwork, and mutual helping among students. Cooperation is a broad research topic, implicating several disciplines in the human sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, linguistics, philosophy). It is also an important topic in various domains…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Cooperation, Trust (Psychology)
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Lamb, Penny; Aldous, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Programmes to support children identified as gifted and talented in physical education in the UK have evolved as a result of the work of the Youth Sports Trust and the Excellence in Cities (EiC) scheme. However, beyond insights regarding Gifted and Talented (G&T) Policy, there remains little understanding of the pupil experiences…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted
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Fisette, Jennifer L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Limited research has been conducted on student voice with students in physical education. Accessing and responding to student voice are relevant for researchers and physical education teachers to develop physical education programs that are meaningful and have a sense of purpose to the students themselves. It is through listening to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Females, Gender Differences, Barriers
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Wallhead, Tristan L.; Garn, Alex C.; Vidoni, Carla – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Adolescents' decisions to engage in physical activities are influenced by the social aspects of the activity, including opportunity for affiliation, being part of a team, and the social status it offers. A curriculum and instructional model that has been shown to embed the student social system within a positive program of action is…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Development
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Jones, Ruan J. A.; Polman, Remco C. J.; Peters, Derek M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: It is widely reported that adolescence is a critical period in the development of the self. Indeed many studies identify that physical self-perceptions formed at this period are able to determine engagement in and levels of physical activity. Although the investigation of physical self-perceptions in British adolescents has been…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries