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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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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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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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Jung, Hyunwoo; Choi, Euichang – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Physical education teacher behaviour has been a subject of study in physical education including physical education teacher education for 30 years. However, the research on teacher behaviour has tended to focus on direct teaching behaviour (DTB) to demonstrate the benefits of effective teaching, centred on a technical understanding of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Behavior, 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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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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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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Vidoni, Carla; Ward, Philip – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Research on social skills in physical education has shown that students' fair play behaviors remain underdeveloped unless teachers include social skills instruction into the curriculum. Fair play behaviors are learned behaviors that are specific to the context of physical education and sport, and may generalize to other settings. One…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Cues, Intervention, Validity
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Larsson, Hakan; Fagrell, Birgitta; Redelius, Karin – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Research on PE indicates that the subject is marked by rather stable gendered patterns of behaviour and perceptions of the subject. This paper marks an attempt to outline a theoretical approach that makes it possible to interpret what is going on in the gym in a way that might challenge the reproduction of gender. Purpose: To…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Sex Stereotypes, Females
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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
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Wallhead, Tristan; O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2007
Background: Research on Sport Education (SE) has shown the curriculum model to be effective in motivating students to undertake specific role responsibilities and engage in the student-led tasks of the curriculum. Despite this level of engagement, emerging evidence suggests that student leadership within the peer teaching tasks of the curriculum…
Descriptors: Research Design, Physical Education, Research Methodology, Data Analysis
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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