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Vercruysse, Sien; De Clercq, Dirk; Goossens, Lennert; Aelterman, Nathalie; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Injury prevention is highly needed in physically active populations, such as pre-service and in-service physical education teachers (PETs). As a lack of adherence to preventive strategies is problematic in injury, it seems crucial to develop and optimize interventions that correspond to the specific needs and wishes of PETs. Aim: The…
Descriptors: Injuries, Prevention, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Ericsson, Ingegerd; Cederberg, Margareta – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Many students leave compulsory school without being qualified to apply for national upper secondary school programmes. Despite efforts, the number of unqualified students in Sweden has increased. Grades from compulsory school have direct implications for students' educational futures and the requirement to qualify for an upper…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Academic Achievement, Sport Psychology, Underachievement
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Whipp, Peter; Taggart, Andrew; Jackson, Ben – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: This study was grounded in the differentiated instructional model where teachers tailor content, process/support, and product in response to their students' levels of readiness and interest. The value of differentiated teaching is well established; however, the implementation of such a technique is difficult due to differences in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Individualized Instruction, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Jacobs, Frank; Knoppers, Annelies; Webb, Louisa – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Education policies and curriculum documents in many European countries promote the social and moral development of young people as a cross-curriculum goal and place that goal at the center of the education process. All subjects, including physical education (PE) are required to contribute to the social and moral development of the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Development, Moral Development, Physical Education Teachers
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Nelson, Lee; Cushion, Christopher; Potrac, Paul – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Coach education has been identified as a key vehicle for raising the standard of coaching practice. However, the existing body of literature suggests that coach education has had a limited impact on the learning and development of coaching practitioners. In this respect, it has been contended that coach educations ills might be…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Team Sports
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Carnus, Marie-France – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: My theoretical background draws on physical education (PE) clinical didactics. It questions the specific nature of this academic subject matter, how it is transmitted and how it is internalized considering teachers' individuality. I intend to describe and understand how newly qualified and experienced PE teachers interact with their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Verbal Communication, Linguistics, Teaching Methods
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Redelius, Karin; Hay, Peter J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: The pedagogical and status implications of assessment in physical education (PE) have been recognised in the past. How students perceive being assessed and graded is a neglected area, however. While some studies have garnered students' perceptions of assessment when no grade is awarded or the stakes are relatively low, we know less…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Focus Groups
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Sanchez, Beth; Byra, Mark; Wallhead, Tristan L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: For many physical educators, the Spectrum of Teaching Styles serves as a "tool box" for meeting the different needs of students and goals in physical education. Despite the proliferation in Spectrum research in which researchers have examined teacher experience and student skill, knowledge, and social learning within the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Socialization, Teaching Styles, Physical Activities
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Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: To develop pupils' team invasion games (TIG) performance within physical education (PE), practitioners have traditionally adopted teacher-centred, skill-focused approaches. Teaching Games for Understanding and the Tactical approach are alternative approaches to TIG teaching that aim to develop overall game performance, including…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Intervention, Games
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Shoval, Ella; Erlich, Ilana; Fejgin, Naomi – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2010
Background: Research regarding beginning teachers' typical responses to the difficulties encountered at work relates to the professional, personal and environmental aspects of teaching. At the professional level, research describes mainly the beginner's difficulties in dealing with discipline problems, in using teaching methods efficiently, in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Discipline Problems, Interviews, Moral Values
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Brock, Sheri J.; Rovegno, Inez; Oliver, Kimberly L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Curriculum models that include group work and allow student decision-making and responsibility within physical education classes have become increasingly popular. Models such as Sport Education are likely to facilitate different and potentially better quality experiences for students. One of the underlying premises of Sport Education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Group Activities, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Physical fitness testing is commonplace within schools and the physical education (PE) curriculum, with advocates claiming one of the key purposes of testing to be the promotion of healthy lifestyles and physical activity. Despite this, much controversy has surrounded the fitness testing of young people. Purpose: This paper draws on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Feasibility Studies, Testing
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O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background: The provision of professional development (PD) for teachers in schools is now a major concern of most national government and teaching organisations. To provide quality PD for teachers, we must understand the aspirations, needs and interests of teachers, as they are key factors in the complex world of teaching and learning. Therefore…
Descriptors: Career Development, Interests, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers
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Keay, Jeanne – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2006
Background/context: Professional development is an important element of professional practice and teachers are expected to engage in activities that not only improve practice but also have a positive impact on pupil learning. Physical educators worldwide have acknowledged the need to improve the continuing education of teachers and have called…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Comparative Analysis
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Cassady, Helen; Clarke, Gill; Latham, Ann-Marie – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2004
This paper outlines action research that was undertaken as a part of a DfES Best Practice Research Scholarship (BPRS). The aims of the research were, firstly, to investigate how girls at Key Stage 3 and 4 feel about evaluating and being evaluated in dance and, secondly, to devise a range of evaluation tasks which enable pupils both to evaluate…
Descriptors: Photography, Action Research, Females, Videotape Recorders