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Sandford, Glenn T.; Gill, Peter Richard – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Martial Arts (MA) have been touted as a beneficial psycho-social exercise and have been used in a number of training programmes and interventions. However, proving MA effectiveness through empirical research is hindered by difficulties defining exactly what students experience during MA training. As such, there is a need to define the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Training, Student Experience
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Macdonald, Doune; Abbott, Rebecca; lisahunter; Hay, Peter; McCuaig, Louise – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: The association between physical activity/fitness with cognitive and academic functioning has become a topic of considerable research interest. Increasingly, schooling systems are being expected to respond to these relationships through curricular and extra-curricular interventions. Purpose: This paper reports on the qualitative…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: The development of intelligent, thinking performers as a central theme in physical education curriculum documents worldwide has highlighted the need for an evolution of teaching styles from the dominant reproductive approach. This has prompted an Australian university to change the content and delivery of a games unit within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Games, Acculturation
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Eather, Narelle; Morgan, Philip J.; Lubans, David R. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Objective: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a school-based physical fitness intervention (Fit4Fun) on the physical fitness and physical activity (PA) levels of primary school children. Methods: A group-randomized controlled trial with a 3-month wait-list control group was conducted in…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Physical Fitness, Elementary School Students
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Spittle, Michael; Byrne, Kate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Physical educators are faced with trying to provide motivating and enjoyable experiences in physical education. Sport Education is an instructional model that aims to provide positive motivational sport experiences by simulating the features of authentic sport. Research support for Sport Education is positive, however, the effects on…
Descriptors: Group Instruction, Control Groups, Physical Education, Self Concept
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Wallhead, Tristan; O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2007
Background: Research on Sport Education (SE) has shown the curriculum model to be effective in motivating students to undertake specific role responsibilities and engage in the student-led tasks of the curriculum. Despite this level of engagement, emerging evidence suggests that student leadership within the peer teaching tasks of the curriculum…
Descriptors: Research Design, Physical Education, Research Methodology, Data Analysis
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Hastie, Peter A.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: Sport Education (SE) and Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) are two curriculum models that were developed to help students participate in fair and equitable ways and challenge their thinking beyond the replication of techniques and skills. Given that the general aim of both models is to employ more democratic pedagogies and…
Descriptors: Research Design, Physical Education, Middle Class, Tests