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Munk, Mette; Agergaard, Sine – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For years researchers have been engaged in revealing the impact of the hidden curriculum in physical education (PE) on students' participation and non-participation. The hidden PE curriculum encompasses the knowledge, the relations, the assumptions, the norms and the beliefs that students unconsciously and unintentionally learn through…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Participation, Hidden Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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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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Musard, Mathilde; Poggi, Marie-Paule – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Introduction: The aims of this literature review were to characterize the communications presented during six Association for Research on "Intervention" in Sport (ARIS) French-speaking congresses from 2000 to 2010 and to compare the research trends between French and English research traditions. The definition of pedagogy is close to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Athletics, Educational Research
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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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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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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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Ericsson, Ingegerd – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Studies have shown that some children do not participate in sport or exercise because they did not establish early coordination and basic motor skills while at school. Basic motor skills form significant parts of the goals for students to achieve in the Swedish school subject Physical Education and Health (PEH). Aims: The aim was to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Physical Activities, Females
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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
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Morgan, Kevin; Kingston, Kieran – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: Two goal perspectives predominate in achievement settings such as physical education (PE), namely task involvement, focused on self-referenced effort and improvement, and ego involvement, focused on normative ability comparisons. A task (mastery) involving motivational climate is associated with adaptive motivational responses, whereas…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Teachers, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Physical Education Teachers
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Fairclough, Stuart J.; Stratton, Gareth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: School physical education is available to most young people and provides a structured context for physical activity participation. Regular physical activity during childhood can confer acute and long-term health benefits. From this health perspective one of the goals of physical education is for students to take part in appropriate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries