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Temple, Viviene A.; Crane, Jeff R.; Brown, Amy; Williams, Buffy-Lynne; Bell, Rick I. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Developmental theorists suggest that physical activity during early childhood promotes fundamental motor skill (FMS) proficiency; and that differences in FMS proficiency are largely related to children's experiences. Aim: To examine associations between participation in different types of recreation/leisure and FMS proficiency of boys…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Correlation, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Weimar, Wendi H.; Martin, Ellen H.; Wall, Sarah J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: The teaching strategies of modeling and the use of cue words are employed by both experienced and inexperienced teachers. While these strategies have received some attention in the literature, the effectiveness of these strategies in terms of the resultant change in the quality or kinematics of the motor skill performance has been…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Rural Schools, Kindergarten, Psychomotor Skills
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Martin, Ellen H.; Rudisill, Mary E.; Hastie, Peter A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: The literature on motivation suggests that student learning and performance is influenced by the motivational climate, and that positive benefits can be derived from exposure to a mastery motivational climate. Nonetheless, to date, only a few studies have attempted to investigate a mastery motivational climate in a naturalistic setting…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Physical Education, Intervention, Pretests Posttests