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Harvey, Stephen; Pill, Shane; Almond, Len – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Teaching games for understanding (TGfU) has stimulated so much attention, research and debate since the 1980s that it is easy for its origins to become refracted and misunderstood. For example, in a recent edition of the "Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy" journal there was paper arguing a constraints-led approach (CLA)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Games, Physical Education, Comprehension
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Enright, Eimear; Gard, Michael – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: In their 2008 paper, Hodkinson, Biesta and James draw on the sociological theories of Pierre Bourdieu to construct what they claim is a "holistic" theoretical framework for understanding learning. While not an attempt to dissolve the long-standing opposition between "cognitive" and "situated" theories, the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Athletics, History, Team Sports
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Evans, John; Davies, Brian – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: At the heart of this polemic lies the view that contemporary research in PE and Health (PEH) has largely overlooked one of the key determinants of social behaviour, social class and its expression in and outside schools; an omission that has quite serious consequences for how we (researchers and teachers) think about and conceptualise…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Class, Educational Research, Health Promotion
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Raab, Markus – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2007
Background: Recent developments of theories for teaching decision making in sport offer a large variety of applications for the context of physical education. Purpose: This review of current models of teaching tactical skills concludes that most models incorporate different cognitive learning mechanisms, such as implicit and explicit learning, and…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Athletics, Physical Education, Teaching Models
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Miller, Judith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2007
This article presents the author's response to "Transfer or Specificity?" and reports a research that supports a strong case for a fundamental motor skill as a precursor to two sport specific skills as in Gallahue and Ozmun's (2002) theoretical model of motor development. Reported changes in performance of the overarm throw are…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Transfer of Training, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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Green, Ken – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2004
In a previous paper (Green, 2002), it was argued that official and semi-official rhetoric related to school sport and PE in recent years has failed to consider adequately, or often acknowledge, trends in sport and physical activity and lifestyle developments among young people and adults. This sequel focuses attention upon the significance of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Citizenship Education, Young Adults