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Hastie, Peter A.; Ward, Jeffrey K.; Brock, Sheri J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: A guiding principle of Sport Education is that all students get equal opportunity to play, which is expedited through the use of small-sided contests. One element included within the philosophy of Sport Education is that of "graded competition." In graded competition, leagues are arranged that match students of similar skill…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Grading, Competition
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Gu, Xiangli; Solmon, Melinda A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: School physical education (PE) not only offers and promotes health-related physical activity (PA), but also encompasses the promotion and development of health-related well-being such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Furthermore, assessing PA and HRQOL have become major issues in pediatric public health and also serve as a…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Motivation, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Layne, Todd; Hastie, Peter – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Previous research on Sport Education in which the participants were in the primary grades has focused on perceptions of fun and enjoyment as well as other components of motivation. To date, no study in Sport Education has examined the accomplishment of the various instructional and managerial tasks by upper primary school children,…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Task Analysis, Physical Education
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Ward, Stefan; Parker, Melissa – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Positive youth development (PYD) programs adhere to the notion that all children have strengths and assets to be promoted and nurtured rather than deficits that require "fixing." The study of PYD programs indicates three aspects which set them apart from other programs for youth: activities, goals, and atmosphere. Of these,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Ethnography, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Moreno, David Sanchez-Mora; Lopez, Luis Miguel Garcia; Diaz, Maria Sagrario Del Valle; Martinez, Inmaculada Solera – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Games represent a very important part of the physical education curriculum and the process by which they are learnt is very complex. Constructive teaching theories highlight the existence of knowledge prior to instruction that the pupil actively transforms through verbalisation and interaction with classmates. The results of research…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Correlation, Physical Education, Play
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Zhu, Xihe; Ennis, Catherine D.; Chen, Ang – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Curriculum fidelity describes the extent to which a curriculum is implemented faithfully as planned. Curriculum fidelity issues may arise when teachers implement the curriculum inconsistently due to differences in philosophy, barriers in the setting, or other local concerns. Purpose: The study examined challenges that a teacher faced…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Physical Education, Interviews
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Patterson, Debra L.; van der Mars, Hans – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: It has been observed that physical activity patterns of health-related behavior are established in childhood and may continue into adulthood. Recent findings showing a relationship between the onset of chronic diseases and sedentary lifestyles support the importance of examining Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA). One…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Strategies, Physical Education, Verbal Communication