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Rocamora, Irene; González-Víllora, Sixto; Fernández-Río, Javier; Arias-Palencia, Natalia María – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Advances in technology have changed children's lifestyle so much that the majority of them do not meet the recommended 60 min of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Compulsory Physical Education has been highlighted as an ideal context to achieve the suggested physical activity (PA) goals, since it could be the only place…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Games, Performance
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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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Práxedes, Alba; Del Villar Álvarez, Fernando; Moreno, Alberto; Gil-Arias, Alexander; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Purpose: This study analysed the effects of a training intervention programme using principles of Non-Linear Pedagogy (NLP) on the decision making (DM) and performance behaviours (P) of youth footballers. Method: 19 footballers (U12 yrs) participated in 14 training sessions, spread over three phases: Pre-intervention, Intervention, Retention. The…
Descriptors: Training, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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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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Alcalá, David Hortigüela; Río, Javier Fernández; Calvo, Gustavo González; Pueyo, Ángel Pérez – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Conflict prevention, respect, tolerance and acceptance of others should be basic outcomes in any educational context. Physical Education (PE) has the potential to be one of the curricular subjects that could help students meet these goals. However, teachers need to use appropriate instructional approaches like Teaching for Personal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Social Responsibility
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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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Devís-Devís, José; Pereira-García, Sofía; López-Cañada, Elena; Pérez-Samaniego, Víctor; Fuentes-Miguel, Jorge – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School is one of the primary settings where non-gender conformer children and adolescents emerge as vulnerable groups at high risk of suffering violence and harassment. Within schooling contexts, embodied experiences in physical education (PE) may become particularly problematic for trans students. However, there is little research…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Morales-Belando, María T.; Calderón, Antonio; Arias-Estero, José L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Although a great deal of research has been undertaken from 1982 on TGfU, teachers consider its implementation to be complex and are reluctant to integrate it into their teaching practice. Furthermore, some TGfU literature does not suggest how it might be implemented and how problems might be overcome. On the other hand, a review of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Skill Development, Program Effectiveness
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Molina, Pere; Martínez-Baena, Alejandro; Villamón, Miguel – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The majority of reviews related to Physical Education Pedagogy (PEP) refer to the English-speaking world. Some of these assert the need to obtain more data and provide reviews of what has been investigated in languages other than English to be able to assess the current state of the field internationally. Purpose: The aim of this study…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Sanz, Naira; Fernandez-Cando, Judith; Santos, Luis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Cooperative Learning has been recently defined as a true pedagogical model. Moreover, in a recent review Casey and Goodyear reported that it can help physical education promote the four basic learning outcomes: physical, cognitive, social and affective. Purpose: The main goal was to investigate the impact of a sustained Cooperative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intervention, Student Motivation
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Fernández-Río, Javier; Suarez, Carlos – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Adventure education is an instructional model where students participate in adventurous activities to acquire physical, cognitive, and affective skills. It also has strong connections with cooperative learning. Parkour is a fast-growing sport practiced by thousands of youngsters all over the world. The media does not portray it as an…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Adventure Education
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García-Calvo, Tomás; Sánchez-Oliva, David; Leo, Francisco Miguel; Amado, Diana; Pulido, Juan José – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: The physical education (PE) context has been emphasised as an ideal environment for developing positive behaviours among students. Under the Positive Youth Development paradigm, various initiatives have been conducted with the aim of promoting personal and social responsibility among adolescents. Self-Determination Theory has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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García-López, L. M.; Gutiérrez, D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: One of the objectives of the new Spanish Education Act is for students to develop a series of social skills, largely derived from the ability variables of assertiveness and empathy. Sport Education is an instructional model that is deemed useful in the development of personal and social responsibility and social values. It requires…
Descriptors: Empathy, Foreign Countries, Athletics, Interpersonal Competence
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Gutierrez, David; Garcia-Lopez, Luis M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Previous research has revealed the existence of gender differences in physical education. Most descriptive studies show that boys are more physically active than girls, have greater self-perception of enjoyment and competence in physical education, attach more importance to sports and participation in them and demonstrate higher game…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Play, Females, Audiences
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Moreno, David Sanchez-Mora; Lopez, Luis Miguel Garcia; Diaz, Maria Sagrario Del Valle; Martinez, Inmaculada Solera – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Games represent a very important part of the physical education curriculum and the process by which they are learnt is very complex. Constructive teaching theories highlight the existence of knowledge prior to instruction that the pupil actively transforms through verbalisation and interaction with classmates. The results of research…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Correlation, Physical Education, Play