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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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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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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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García-Calvo, Tomás; Sánchez-Oliva, David; Leo, Francisco Miguel; Amado, Diana; Pulido, Juan José – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: The physical education (PE) context has been emphasised as an ideal environment for developing positive behaviours among students. Under the Positive Youth Development paradigm, various initiatives have been conducted with the aim of promoting personal and social responsibility among adolescents. Self-Determination Theory has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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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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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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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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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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Zhu, Xihe; Ennis, Catherine D.; Chen, Ang – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Curriculum fidelity describes the extent to which a curriculum is implemented faithfully as planned. Curriculum fidelity issues may arise when teachers implement the curriculum inconsistently due to differences in philosophy, barriers in the setting, or other local concerns. Purpose: The study examined challenges that a teacher faced…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Physical Education, Interviews