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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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Farias, Cláudio Filipe Guerreiro; Harvey, Stephen; Hastie, Peter Andrew; Mesquita, Isabel Maria Ribeiro – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Sport Education has a dual interest in promoting active student engagement in games and improvements in their game-play. However, very few studies have concurrently examined how learners' game-play development is influenced by cognitive, social, and situated constraints, especially over consecutive Sport Education seasons. Purpose: The…
Descriptors: Athletics, Games, Student Participation, Context Effect
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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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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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Jourand, Clément; Adé, David; Sève, Carole; Komar, John; Thouvarecq, Régis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Introduction: Many studies in physical education (PE) have sought to identify and categorize the modes of student interaction in order to gain greater insight into the nature of cooperative activity. More others recent studies have examined how modes of interaction evolve on the basis of the modes of collective activity that they generate. These…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Interaction
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Araújo, Rui Manuel Flores; Hastie, Peter Andrew; de Assunção Bessa Pereira, Cristiana Helena; Mesquita, Isabel Maria Ribeiro – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: One of the essential elements within Sport Education is the inclusion of student roles and responsibilities. While previous research has examined students' performance in officiating tasks, the examination of student-coaches' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) within peer-assisted tasks of Sport Education has been scarce. Indeed, the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Athletic Coaches
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Tian, Haili; du Toit, Dorita; Toriola, Abel L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The absence of Physical Education (PE) from the South African school curriculum before its reintroduction in recent years contributed to health concerns regarding the low physical activity (PA) levels of children and adolescents in South Africa. Purpose: This study evaluated the effects of a once-a-week enhanced quality PE programme on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level
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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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Lloyd, Rebecca – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Physical Education (PE) programmes are expanding to include alternative activities yet what is missing is a conceptual model that facilitates how the learning process may be understood and assessed beyond the dominant sport-technique paradigm. Purpose: The purpose of this article was to feature the emergence of a Function-to-Flow (F2F)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Learning Processes
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Jaakkola, Timo; Washington, Tracy – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Previous studies have shown that fundamental movement skills (FMS) and physical activity are related. Specifically, earlier studies have demonstrated that the ability to perform a variety of FMS increases the likelihood of children participating in a range of physical activities throughout their lives. To date, however, there have not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Middle School Students
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Fisette, Jennifer L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Educating adolescent girls about their bodies provides girls with the opportunity to make meaning of their embodied identities for themselves. Knowledge of, and understanding of, embodiment has the potential for adolescent girls to be empowered within the physical education context. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore how…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Physical Education, Females, Grade 7
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James, Alisa R.; Griffin, Linda; Dodds, Patt – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: The ecology of physical education is created through the interaction of three task systems: managerial task system, instructional task system, and the student social system. Within the ecological framework tasks are presented and task development is influenced by concepts such as ambiguity, risk, and accountability. Teachers' and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Systems, Student Attitudes, Interviews
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Fairclough, Stuart J.; Stratton, Gareth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: School physical education is available to most young people and provides a structured context for physical activity participation. Regular physical activity during childhood can confer acute and long-term health benefits. From this health perspective one of the goals of physical education is for students to take part in appropriate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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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