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Borghouts, Lars B.; Slingerland, Menno; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Assessment can have various functions, and is an important impetus for student learning. For assessment to be effective, it should be aligned with curriculum goals and of sufficient quality. Although it has been suggested that assessment quality in physical education (PE) is suboptimal, research into actual assessment practices has…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Questionnaires, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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van Aart, I.; Hartman, E.; Elferink-Gemser, M.; Mombarg, R.; Visscher, C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Many children aged 9-12 appear to have low levels of fundamental movement skills (FMS). Physical education (PE) is important because PE-teachers can teach children a variety of FMS and can influence PE-motivation. However, declined levels of PE-motivation are reported in the final grades of elementary school. Therefore, more insight in…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Preadolescents, Males
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Cohen, Rona; Zach, Sima – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Cooperative Learning (CL) is an inclusive name for various models of teaching/learning methods, all of which emphasize the fundamental of meaningful collaboration among learners during their learning activities. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the CL teaching model contributed to the teaching efficacy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Zach, Sima; Harari, Israel; Harari, Nurit – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: The term teacher efficacy is defined as teachers' belief in their ability to significantly affect their pupils' learning. Studies in the physical education (PE) domain seeking sources of teaching efficacy reported on the links among external environmental factors, content knowledge, and "learners" active engagement in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Experienced Teachers, Self Efficacy, Physical Education
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Casey, Ashley; Hastie, Peter A.; Rovegno, Inez – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: In the 1970s and 1980s, there was considerable discussion about the potential of student-designed games to help students develop a more refined and deeper understanding of games. Unfortunately, despite these sophisticated conversations, there has been limited empirical research on the effectiveness of student-designed games,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Writing Processes, Foreign Countries
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Vidoni, Carla; Ward, Philip – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Research on social skills in physical education has shown that students' fair play behaviors remain underdeveloped unless teachers include social skills instruction into the curriculum. Fair play behaviors are learned behaviors that are specific to the context of physical education and sport, and may generalize to other settings. One…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Cues, Intervention, Validity