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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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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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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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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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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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Grimminger-Seidensticker, Elke; Möhwald, Aiko – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Due to migration processes, cultural diversity and strangeness are becoming characteristics of modern society. The competence to handle this heterogeneity--the so-called intercultural competence--is a key competence for all children and youths. Sports and physical education (PE) are often considered as a particular field for enhancing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Physical Education, Immigration, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Tian, Haili; du Toit, Dorita; Toriola, Abel L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The absence of Physical Education (PE) from the South African school curriculum before its reintroduction in recent years contributed to health concerns regarding the low physical activity (PA) levels of children and adolescents in South Africa. Purpose: This study evaluated the effects of a once-a-week enhanced quality PE programme on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level
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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Sanz, Naira; Fernandez-Cando, Judith; Santos, Luis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Cooperative Learning has been recently defined as a true pedagogical model. Moreover, in a recent review Casey and Goodyear reported that it can help physical education promote the four basic learning outcomes: physical, cognitive, social and affective. Purpose: The main goal was to investigate the impact of a sustained Cooperative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intervention, Student Motivation
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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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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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Hastie, Peter A.; Rudisill, Mary E.; Boyd, Korey – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Previous studies of mastery motivational climates within physical education have reported that providing students with opportunities to become self-directed leads to a number of positive outcomes, including skill attainment and increased perceptions of ability. Nonetheless, within all of these studies, there has been no account of the…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Physical Education, Child Care Centers, At Risk Persons
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Sinelnikov, Oleg A.; Kim, Insook; Ward, Phillip; Curtner-Smith, Mathew; Li, Weidong – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Lack of content knowledge (CK) is problematic in teaching in classroom subject areas and in physical education. There is a dearth of data-based research on interventions aimed at helping teachers acquire CK and, in turn, on the effects of CK on student learning. Aim: To investigate the effect of professional development, in the form of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Academic Achievement, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education
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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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