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Ellison, Douglas W.; Mays-Woods, Amelia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Emotional resilience can be vital to longevity in high-poverty school settings. Equally important to staying the course is the ability to remain motivated despite the unique challenges presented by teaching in high-poverty schools. Students within these schools need teachers who are able to manage their emotions and remain positive and…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Domville, Matthew; Watson, Paula Mary; Richardson, David; Graves, Lee Edwin Fisher – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Physical education (PE) is a key setting for children to engage in health-enhancing physical activity (PA). Factors influencing PE enjoyment in secondary schools are well researched. Less is known, however, about the factors children in elementary schools perceive to be important in promoting enjoyment, and how the current PE delivery…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Activities
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Petrie, Kirsten; Devcich, Joel; Fitzgerald, Hayley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: In Aotearoa New Zealand, as it is internationally, there is a desire to ensure physical education is inclusive of all students regardless of their abilities. Yet, medical discourses associated with disability continue to position students who are perceived as not having the capacity to participate fully in traditional physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Action Research
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Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Moore, E. Whitney G.; Kulik, Noel; Garn, Alex; Martin, Jeffrey; McCaughtry, Nate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Purpose: Given the recent push to increase children's physical activity levels through whole-of-school approaches, the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement has received much attention. Therefore, this study sought to understand the relationship between academic achievement and healthy school transformations in urban…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Holistic Approach, Health Promotion
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Yu-Lin; Jackson, Allen W.; Zhang, Tao – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School physical education (PE) programs provide a prime environment for interventions that attempt to develop school-aged children's motor competence and overall physical fitness, while also stimulating competence motivation to engage in physical activity during childhood. It is generally recognized that a pedometer-based intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation, Physical Activities
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Overton, Hannah; Wrench, Alison; Garrett, Robyne – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Laws and legislation have prompted movement from special education towards inclusive education, whereby students with disabilities are included in mainstream physical education (PE) classes. It is widely acknowledged that including students with disabilities in PE presents significant challenges in relation to meeting the diverse needs…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Physical Education
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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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Hastie, Peter A.; Ward, Jeffrey K.; Brock, Sheri J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: A guiding principle of Sport Education is that all students get equal opportunity to play, which is expedited through the use of small-sided contests. One element included within the philosophy of Sport Education is that of "graded competition." In graded competition, leagues are arranged that match students of similar skill…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Grading, Competition
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Koh, Koon Teck; Camiré, Martin; Lim Regina, Si Hui; Soon, Woo Sin – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: There is growing evidence indicating that physical education and sport (PES) are environments that, when appropriately structured, can promote positive youth developmental outcomes. In recent years, a number of researchers working in PES have designed programs and interventions aimed at helping teachers and coaches teach life skills…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries
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Lopes, Vítor P.; Stodden, David F.; Rodrigues, Luis P. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Motor skill (MS) competence is an important contributing factor for healthy development. Purpose: The goal was to test the effectiveness of primary school physical education (PE) on MS and physical fitness (PF) development. Methods: Three classes (n = 60, aged 9.0 ± 0.9) were randomly assigned to three diverse conditions during a…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
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Palmer, Kara K.; Matsuyama, Abigail L.; Irwin, J. Megan; Porter, Jared M.; Robinson, Leah E. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background and purpose: Attentional focus cues have been shown to impact motor performance of adults and children. Specifically, an external focus of attention results in improved motor learning and performance as compared to adopting an internal focus of attention. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an internal and external…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attention Control, Motor Reactions, Psychomotor Skills
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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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Chatzipanteli, Athanasia; Digelidis, N.; Karatzoglidis, C.; Dean, R. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: "Teaching games for understanding" (TGfU) is a tactical-game approach to teaching, in which participants are learning via the processes intrinsic to the games themselves. Purpose: The aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a tactical-game model in promoting metacognitive behaviour in elementary-school students.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Metacognition, Elementary School Students
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Ward, Gavin; Quennerstedt, Mikael – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Crum proposes the term "movement culture" as a means to best understand the relationships between PE and wider movement practices. Learning within movement culture is practical and embodied, and integral to the cultural and institutional contexts within which PE is situated. Purpose: Using visual data gathered from PE lessons…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Movement Education, Athletics
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