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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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Hunuk, Deniz; Tannehill, Deborah; Levent Ince, M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: In both general education and physical education literature, considerable attention is paid to identifying the effectiveness of communities of practice (CoPs). This literature tends to be more qualitative in nature with less research examining the quantitative nature of interactions in CoPs through direct observation. Purpose: This…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Communities of Practice, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Attitudes
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Koh, Koon Teck; Camiré, Martin; Lim Regina, Si Hui; Soon, Woo Sin – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: There is growing evidence indicating that physical education and sport (PES) are environments that, when appropriately structured, can promote positive youth developmental outcomes. In recent years, a number of researchers working in PES have designed programs and interventions aimed at helping teachers and coaches teach life skills…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries
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Sinelnikov, Oleg A.; Kim, Insook; Ward, Phillip; Curtner-Smith, Mathew; Li, Weidong – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Lack of content knowledge (CK) is problematic in teaching in classroom subject areas and in physical education. There is a dearth of data-based research on interventions aimed at helping teachers acquire CK and, in turn, on the effects of CK on student learning. Aim: To investigate the effect of professional development, in the form of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Academic Achievement, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education
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Fernández-Río, Javier; Suarez, Carlos – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Adventure education is an instructional model where students participate in adventurous activities to acquire physical, cognitive, and affective skills. It also has strong connections with cooperative learning. Parkour is a fast-growing sport practiced by thousands of youngsters all over the world. The media does not portray it as an…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Adventure Education
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García-López, L. M.; Gutiérrez, D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: One of the objectives of the new Spanish Education Act is for students to develop a series of social skills, largely derived from the ability variables of assertiveness and empathy. Sport Education is an instructional model that is deemed useful in the development of personal and social responsibility and social values. It requires…
Descriptors: Empathy, Foreign Countries, Athletics, Interpersonal Competence
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James, Alisa R.; Collier, Douglas – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: There are several factors that influence teaching urban physical education. Violence, poverty and irrelevant curricula influence the teaching-learning environment in urban physical education. One approach to urban physical education is to look carefully at the ecology that exists within an urban physical education class. This ecology…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Systems, Interviews, Ecology
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Grehaigne, Jean-Francis; Caty, Didier; Godbout, Paul – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2010
Background: Sport Education and "Tactical decision learning model" (TDLM) are two curriculum models used by physical education teachers in France to help students in the development of a tactical intelligence of game play in the didactics of team sports. Purpose: Identify prototypic configurations of play in the sense that they represent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Team Sports, Games
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Hastie, Peter A.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: Sport Education (SE) and Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) are two curriculum models that were developed to help students participate in fair and equitable ways and challenge their thinking beyond the replication of techniques and skills. Given that the general aim of both models is to employ more democratic pedagogies and…
Descriptors: Research Design, Physical Education, Middle Class, Tests
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Parker, Mitchum B.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2005
To date, studies examining the Sport Education (SE) model have largely focused on gains in sporting performance and/or psychosocial development. The purpose of this study was to compare the health-related fitness benefits for pupils participating in SE and traditional multi-activity (MA) units of instruction. Participants were two preservice…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Units of Study, Physical Education, Teacher Behavior