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Van den Berghe, Lynn; Vansteenkiste, Maarten; Cardon, Greet; Kirk, David; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: During the last 30 years, several theories of motivation have generated insights into the motives underlying learners' behavior in physical education. Self-determination theory (SDT), a general theory on social development and motivation, has enjoyed increasing popularity in physical education research during the past decade. SDT…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Determination, Social Development, Student Motivation
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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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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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Samalot-Rivera, Amaury; Porretta, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Many educators assume that students develop appropriate social skills as a by-product of participation in physical education and sports (Hellison 2003). However, it has been demonstrated that appropriate social behaviours improve when interventions are implemented (Balderson and Sharpe 2005). It is known that students with…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Disabilities
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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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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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Kluwe, Margret; Miyahara, Motohide; Heveldt, Kate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Specificity and transfer of learning have been examined in experimental studies. However, their findings may not be relevant to practitioners because of the difference between the experiment conditions and teaching situations. This case study investigates the theoretical issue of specificity vs. transfer of learning by conducting…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Performance Tests, Test Items, Teaching Methods
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Perlman, Dana – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Teachers commonly adopt instructional styles that thwart student motivation. As such, researchers have examined interventions based within the self-determination theory to identify changes in teaching behaviors. Results of these studies have demonstrated a level of success in teachers adopting a more motivationally supportive teaching…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Social Environment
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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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Holt, Josh E.; Kinchin, Gary; Clarke, Gill – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Coaches developing young talent in team sports must maximise practice and learning of essential game skills and accurately and continuously assess the performance and potential of each player. Relative age effects highlight an erroneous process of initial and on-going player assessment, based largely on subjective opinions of game…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Research Design, Physical Education
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Cohen, Rona; Goodway, Jacqueline D.; Lidor, Ronnie – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: To improve student performance, teachers need to evaluate the developmental level of the child and to deliver feedback statements that correspond with the student's ability to process the information delivered. Therefore, feedback aligned with the developmental level of the child (aligned developmental feedback--ADF) is sometimes…
Descriptors: Females, Instructional Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Prior Learning
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Michaud, Valerie; Nadeau, Luc; Martel, Denis; Gagnon, Jocelyn; Godbout, Paul – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: To promote regular physical activity (PA) among children and adolescents, authors recommend that physical education (PE) teachers offer their students programmes that would allow them to be physically active outside PE classes. However, such programmes are rarely rigorously assessed and it is recommended that further studies be…
Descriptors: Exercise, Physical Education, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Thorburn, Malcolm; Jess, Mike; Atencio, Matthew – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Purpose: Following an explanation of the current policy context the paper addresses three particularly pressing challenges: the curriculum focus for physical education as part of health and wellbeing; the major implications for subject knowledge; and how translating curriculum change into professional learning and practice might feasibly occur. In…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Change
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