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Haerens, L.; Vansteenkiste, M.; De Meester, A.; Delrue, J.; Tallir, I.; Vande Broek, G.; Goris, W.; Aelterman, N. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: According to Self-Determination Theory, teachers and sport coaches can differ in the motivating style they rely upon to motivate young people. When endorsing an autonomy-supportive motivating style, instructors try to identify, vitalize, and nurture youngsters' inner motivational resources. In contrast, instructors with a dominant…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Athletes, Physical Education, Motivation Techniques
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Iserbyt, Peter; Ward, Phillip; Li, Weidong – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is an interaction of several knowledge bases upon which the teacher makes decisions about what and how to teach. To date, there are no studies in physical education directly documenting relationships between specialized content knowledge (SCK) and PCK. Such relationships have not been empirically…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education, Knowledge Level, Specialization
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Vercruysse, Sien; De Clercq, Dirk; Goossens, Lennert; Aelterman, Nathalie; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Injury prevention is highly needed in physically active populations, such as pre-service and in-service physical education teachers (PETs). As a lack of adherence to preventive strategies is problematic in injury, it seems crucial to develop and optimize interventions that correspond to the specific needs and wishes of PETs. Aim: The…
Descriptors: Injuries, Prevention, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Iserbyt, Peter; Ward, Phillip; Martens, Jonas – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Our understanding of the role in which content knowledge (CK) can strengthen instructional models and how that knowledge matters for professional development is limited. It is contended that mere use of an instructional model is insufficient to impact psychomotor learning in meaningful ways. Purpose: This study was conducted to…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10
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Van den Berghe, Lynn; Cardon, Greet; Tallir, Isabel; Kirk, David; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: According to the classroom ecology paradigm, teachers and students interpret, predict, and respond to each other repeatedly in a reciprocal way. Such a reciprocal relationship is reflected in bidirectional interactions between a teacher's behavior and student (dis)engagement, an issue that has been confirmed in longitudinal studies…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Physical Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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De Meyer, Jotie; Soenens, Bart; Aelterman, Nathalie; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: In Self-Determination Theory (SDT), a well-validated macro-theory on human motivation, a distinction is made between internally controlling teaching practices (e.g. guilt-induction and shaming) and externally controlling practices (e.g. threats and punishments, commands). While both practices are said to undermine students' motivation,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Vandercleyen, François; Boudreau, Pierre; Carlier, Ghislain; Delens, Cécile – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Emotions play a major role in the learning of pre-service teachers. However, there is a lack of in-depth research on emotion in the context of physical education (PE), especially during the practicum. Lazarus's model and its concepts of appraisal and coping is a salient theoretical framework for understanding the emotional process.…
Descriptors: Coping, Case Studies, Physical Education, Interviews
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Van Acker, Ragnar; da Costa, Francisco Carreiro; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Cardon, Greet; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2010
Background: Physical education should promote an active and healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on students' preparation for lifelong physical activity. "Healthy People 2010" recommends that physical education is offered on a daily basis and that pupils engage in physical activities of moderate to vigorous intensity (MVPA) during at least…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Females
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Seghers, Jan; de Martelaer, Kristine; Cardon, Greet – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: A lack of physical activity (PA) and the occurrence of overweight and obesity among school-aged youth have become a major societal problem. Arising from the general concern about the future generations' health, schools have been found to be potentially important settings to promote positive health behaviour, since all pupils can be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Child Health