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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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Kennedy, Sarah G.; Peralta, Louisa R.; Lubans, David R.; Foweather, Lawrence; Smith, Jordan J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Introduction: Secondary schools have the potential to promote health-related fitness (HRF) and physical activity within and outside school hours. As such, schools are often chosen as the setting to implement child and adolescent physical activity programs. School-based programs often utilise teachers as delivery agents, but few studies examine…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Program Implementation, Health Promotion, Secondary School Students
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Wainwright, Nalda; Goodway, Jackie; Whitehead, Margaret; Williams, Andy; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The Foundation Phase in Wales is a play-based curriculum for pupils aged 3-7 years old. Children learn through more holistic areas of learning in place of traditional subjects. As such, the subject of physical education in its traditional form no longer exists for pupils under the age of 7 in Wales. In light of the role of physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Physical Education, Literacy
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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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Wiltshire, Gareth; Lee, Jessica; Evans, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Population health concerns related to physical inactivity and obesity appear in policy documents, government campaigns and popular media across western societies. Children and young people have been targeted for physical activity promotion and schools have been positioned as sites for intervention. In particular, Physical Education and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Valentini, Nadia Cristina; Pierosan, Licia; Rudisill, Mary E.; Hastie, Peter A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Fundamental motor skill proficiency is essential for engagement in sports and physical play and in the development of a healthy lifestyle. Children with motor delays (with and without disabilities) lack the motor skills necessary to participate in games and physical activity, and tend to spend more time as onlookers than do their…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Intervention, Motor Development, Play
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Much research and practice in the field of physical activity and physical education for girls has been trapped in a reproductive cycle of telling the "same old story" as if it is news over and over again, since at least the 1980s. A thread running through this narrative is that despite all of this research and related…
Descriptors: Females, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Intervention
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Altunsöz, Irmak Hürmeriç; Goodway, Jacqueline D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Preschool children who are at risk have been shown to demonstrate developmental delays in their fundamental motor skills. The body of research on motor skill development of children indicates that these children, when provided with motor skill instruction, significantly improved their locomotor and object control (OC) skill…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Urban Areas, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education
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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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Mitchell, Fiona; Gray, Shirley; Inchley, Jo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: There is a significant amount of research which shows a proportion of girls are not engaging with physical education (PE) in school, resulting in a number of relatively inactive girls within the PE class. These girls are often identified in the literature as "low active", "hard to reach" or "disengaged".…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Adolescents
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Hodges, Michael Gary; Hodges-Kulinna, Pamela; Kloeppel, Tiffany Ann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Currently, obesity is one major pressing health concern for children, with physical inactivity being one main contributor. Schools are an excellent venue to provide pupils with opportunities for physical activity; however, schools are in need of user-friendly intervention programs that increase pupil activity and healthy behavior…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Activities, Questionnaires, Health Behavior
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Jenkinson, Kate. A.; Naughton, Geraldine; Benson, Amanda C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Peer-assisted learning (PAL) is a teaching strategy utilised in both the general classroom and physical education. Through the interaction with same-age or cross-age peers, learning can occur across various domains. Purpose: This review aimed to identify school-based PAL interventions and assess the tutor training provided, as well as…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, Literature Reviews, Athletics
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Crust, Lee; McKenna, Jim; Spence, Jon; Thomas, Catherine; Evans, Donna; Bishop, Daniel – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Significant proportions of school children in the UK do not meet the minimum recommended daily requirements of 60-min moderate-intensity physical activity. Beyond taught classes, playtimes offer the opportunity for children to play and be physically active. Painted markings are one recent addition to school playgrounds that are…
Descriptors: Playgrounds, Physical Activities, Mental Health, Self Esteem
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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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Kalaja, Sami Pekka; Jaakkola, Timo Tapio; Liukkonen, Jarmo Olavi; Digelidis, Nikolaos – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: There is evidence showing that fundamental movement skills and physical activity are related with each other. The ability to perform a variety of fundamental movement skills increases the likelihood of children participating in different physical activities throughout their lives. However, no fundamental movement skill interventions…
Descriptors: Evidence, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Research Design
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