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Renshaw, Ian; Chow, J-Y – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The Constraints-Led Approach (CLA) has emerged as a viable pedagogical option for teachers and coaches in the sport and physical education. The emergence of a CLA to teaching and coaching has paralleled a change in the current zeitgeist with many scientists embracing the ideas of complexity and a more ecologically driven agenda. The…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Athletics, Athletic Coaches
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Orth, Dominic; van der Kamp, John; Button, Chris – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The constraints-led approach was first proposed to capture how movement solutions are shaped and organised without being prescribed. It has since been extended as a suitable framework for informing coaching practice. The contemporary view of the role of the coach in the constraints-led approach characterises them as a monitor and…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Athletes, Teacher Student Relationship, Perceptual Motor Learning
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Roberts, William M.; Newcombe, Daniel J.; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Oversimplified, reductionist approaches to operationalising Physical Literacy (PL) have been a barrier to the development of a complex, dynamic and embodied understanding of the individual Physical Literacy journey. Further, there has been no appropriate approach that might allow practitioners to integrate Physical Literacy in Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literacy, Foreign Countries, Athletics
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Barker, D. M.; Aggerholm, K.; Standal, O.; Larsson, H. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Physical educators currently have a number of pedagogical (or curricular) models at their disposal. While existing models have been well-received in educational contexts, these models seek to extend students' capacities within a limited number of "human activities" (Arendt, 1958). The activity of "human practising,"…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Movement Education, Models, Teaching Methods
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Aggerholm, K.; Standal, O.; Barker, D. M.; Larsson, H. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Models-based approaches to physical education have in recent years developed as a way for teachers and students to concentrate on a manageable number of learning objectives, and align pedagogical approaches with learning subject matter and context. This paper draws on Hannah Arendt's account of "vita activa" to map existing…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Models, Drills (Practice)
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O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Mary O'Sullivan writes that she spent part of her sabbatical leave interviewing teacher educators from nine countries across three continents exploring teacher education contexts both nationally and locally, and the nature of the 'teacher educators' work in these contexts. Three issues struck her: (1) The intensification of regulation and policy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Social justice has been steadily gaining traction in physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) for more than 40 years. During that time, scholars have argued for the importance of explicating the hidden curriculum, educating pre-service teachers (PSTs) about equality, sociocultural perspectives and issues, and most…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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Tannehill, Deborah – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Purpose: Social theory of learning speaks to the social nature of our lives and our attempts to understand both what and how we learn from it. My experiences are built upon and reside with the social context in which they evolved. In this lecture, I will focus on my own experiences and how I interpreted them through social theory of learning that…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Educator Education, Biographies, Personal Narratives
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Williams, Andy; Wainwright, Nalda – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: This paper is part two of a discussion about a new pedagogical model for adventure in the curriculum. It builds upon part one, the advocacy paper, which considered important theoretical foundations, historical influences and research outcomes of outdoor adventure education (OAE) in the UK. Purpose: This paper outlines how a model for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Individual Development
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Tan, Clara Wee Keat; Chow, Jia Yi; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: In the last few decades, conceptions about teaching and learning in physical education have evolved from a teacher-centred approach to a more student-centred approach where learners are encouraged to develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking and autonomy of thought. A popular model advocating this approach in physical…
Descriptors: Evidence, Physical Education, Researchers, Correlation
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Tinning, Richard – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Despite dire predictions of its demise, physical education continues to survive across most countries of the world. Moreover, the form of its survival is remarkably similar across cultures. Why has physical education survived as a cultural practice and why is its form so similar given the marked differences that exist between many…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Cultural Maintenance, Athletics
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Penney, Dawn; Jones, Andy; Newhouse, Paul; Cambell, Alistair – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: The Digital Forms of Assessment project is a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage research project being conducted by Edith Cowan University's Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies (CSaLT) in partnership with the Curriculum Council of Western Australia. The project is investigating the potential for a digital format…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
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Jones, Robyn L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Recent research into coaching has been critical of much previous work, particularly in terms of the tendency to paint a rather unproblematic portrayal of the activity. The criticism has focussed on the erroneous supposition that method can be substituted for individuals, thus giving a synthetic account of a most messy of jobs.…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Tales, Athletic Coaches, Personal Narratives
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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
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Eldar, Eitan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: Physical activity holds great promise as a natural and enjoyable setting for learning and for behavioral change. Despite claims that engagement in physical activity can promote socially desired behaviors, there remains a lack of a clear conceptual base that can guide interventions as well as research endeavors in this field. This…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Guidelines, Behavior Change, Teaching Methods
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