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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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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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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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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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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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Martin, Jeffrey J.; McCaughtry, Nate; Hodges-Kulinna, Pamela; Cothran, Donetta – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2008
Background: Many children and adolescents are physically inactive and become even less active as they age. USA high school students' rates of attendance in physical education (PE) classes sharply decline by grade with 73% of ninth graders attending PE, while only 31% of seniors attend. Non-Caucasian youth report the lowest levels of physical…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Urban Schools, Physical Education, Intervention
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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