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Morgan, Kevin; Bryant, Anna S.; Edwards, Lowri C.; Mitchell-Williams, Emma – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The primary school age group (aged 5-11 years) is acknowledged as a critical period in the development of physical activity patterns and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Furthermore, high quality physical education (PE) is crucial for the development of lifelong physical activity behaviours and is highly dependent on the interaction…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Teachers
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Ellison, Douglas W.; Mays-Woods, Amelia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Emotional resilience can be vital to longevity in high-poverty school settings. Equally important to staying the course is the ability to remain motivated despite the unique challenges presented by teaching in high-poverty schools. Students within these schools need teachers who are able to manage their emotions and remain positive and…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Reina, R.; Healy, S.; Roldán, A.; Hemmelmayr, I.; Klavina, A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Physical Education teachers (PET) self-efficacy (SE) is a cornerstone for a successful inclusion of students with special educational needs. This study aims to evaluate the effect of a training program called "Incluye-T" on the SE of Spanish in-service PETs (n = 229) toward the inclusion of students with special education needs in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Physical Education Teachers
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García-González, Luis; Sevil-Serrano, Javier; Abós, Angel; Aelterman, Nathalie; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: A distinction is made in Achievement Goal Theory (AGT) between task-oriented (i.e. effort, intra-individual progress, and self-comparison) and ego-oriented (i.e. inter-individual progress and normative comparison) climates. Combining insights from AGT and Self-Determination Theory (SDT), studies in the PE context have shown that a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Concept, Psychological Needs, Self Determination
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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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Kennedy, Sarah G.; Peralta, Louisa R.; Lubans, David R.; Foweather, Lawrence; Smith, Jordan J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Introduction: Secondary schools have the potential to promote health-related fitness (HRF) and physical activity within and outside school hours. As such, schools are often chosen as the setting to implement child and adolescent physical activity programs. School-based programs often utilise teachers as delivery agents, but few studies examine…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Program Implementation, Health Promotion, Secondary School Students
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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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Andersson, Joacim; Risberg, Jonas – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: While studies of teaching frequently preserve an interest in teacher-pupil encounters that take place in certain spots, this article shows how teachers' can be understood as "in-path" instructors, which is significant for student-based learning. This complements studies that have mainly focused on teachers instructional work…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Educational Environment, Teacher Role
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Koekoek, Jeroen; van der Kamp, John; Walinga, Wytse; van Hilvoorde, Ivo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Digital video has been increasingly adopted as a pedagogical tool in physical education. One implementation is in teaching students' tactical understanding in games, in which it can promote students' perceptions and shared understanding in learning tactical situations within a game-based approach.Purpose: The central aim of this study…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Games, Team Sports, Video Technology
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Joy, Phillip; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Masculinities are fluid and socially constructed. Physical education is one means by which masculinities are constituted. Some masculinities may be limited through content, activities, and pedagogy of physical education that shape the way students come to know gender. The purpose of this study was to explore how movements contribute to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Human Body, Physical Education
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Lindgren, R.; Barker, D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Despite the existence of numerous pedagogical models, Aggerholm, Standal, Barker and Larsson [2018. Aggerholm, K., O. Standal, D. M. Barker, and H. Larsson. 2018. "On Practising in Physical Education: Outline for a Pedagogical Model." "Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy" 23 (2): 197-208] recently made a case for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Movement Education, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Models
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Petiot, Oriane; Saury, Jacques – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Introduction: Student engagement with learning activities is considered in educational research as a primary facilitator of academic achievement and student learning. Teachers play a major role in student engagement with learning activities. The use of metaphors is a way to promote this engagement, especially when students are struggling in…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Learning Activities, Physical Education, Learner Engagement
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García-López, Luis M.; Gutiérrez, David; Sánchez-Mora, David; Harvey, Stephen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: A recurrent theme posited by academics is the lack of widespread utilization of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) by physical education (PE) teachers in schools, particularly in the form it was initially described. Using TGfU in practice is challenging for many teachers impacting its adoption. Purpose: The objective of this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Educational Games, Physical Education Teachers
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