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Borghouts, Lars B.; Slingerland, Menno; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Assessment can have various functions, and is an important impetus for student learning. For assessment to be effective, it should be aligned with curriculum goals and of sufficient quality. Although it has been suggested that assessment quality in physical education (PE) is suboptimal, research into actual assessment practices has…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Questionnaires, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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van Aart, I.; Hartman, E.; Elferink-Gemser, M.; Mombarg, R.; Visscher, C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Many children aged 9-12 appear to have low levels of fundamental movement skills (FMS). Physical education (PE) is important because PE-teachers can teach children a variety of FMS and can influence PE-motivation. However, declined levels of PE-motivation are reported in the final grades of elementary school. Therefore, more insight in…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Preadolescents, Males
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Gu, Xiangli; Solmon, Melinda A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: School physical education (PE) not only offers and promotes health-related physical activity (PA), but also encompasses the promotion and development of health-related well-being such as health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Furthermore, assessing PA and HRQOL have become major issues in pediatric public health and also serve as a…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Motivation, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Lodewyk, Ken R.; Sullivan, Philip – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Noteworthy proportions of adolescents--particularly females--report negatively about their experiences regarding fitness and the testing of it during physical education (PE). These accounts often coincide with lower levels of body image, fitness, motivation, and physical activity and higher rates of attrition from optional PE. Purpose:…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Self Efficacy, High School Students, Physical Education
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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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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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Hodges, Michael Gary; Hodges-Kulinna, Pamela; Kloeppel, Tiffany Ann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Currently, obesity is one major pressing health concern for children, with physical inactivity being one main contributor. Schools are an excellent venue to provide pupils with opportunities for physical activity; however, schools are in need of user-friendly intervention programs that increase pupil activity and healthy behavior…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Activities, Questionnaires, Health Behavior
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Wallhead, Tristan L.; Garn, Alex C.; Vidoni, Carla – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Adolescents' decisions to engage in physical activities are influenced by the social aspects of the activity, including opportunity for affiliation, being part of a team, and the social status it offers. A curriculum and instructional model that has been shown to embed the student social system within a positive program of action is…
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Development
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Jaakkola, Timo; Washington, Tracy – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Previous studies have shown that fundamental movement skills (FMS) and physical activity are related. Specifically, earlier studies have demonstrated that the ability to perform a variety of FMS increases the likelihood of children participating in a range of physical activities throughout their lives. To date, however, there have not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Middle School Students
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Alfrey, Laura; Cale, Lorraine; Webb, Louisa A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: As a component of the physical education curriculum, Health-Related Exercise (HRE) has been subject to intensive critique in terms of its status, organisation and expression in schools. Concerns and questions have also been raised about physical education teachers' professional knowledge of health and the extent to which HRE features…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Professional Development
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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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Lubans, David R.; Morgan, Philip J.; McCormack, Ann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Physical activity declines during adolescence and strategies to combat this occurrence are both educational and public health priorities. Schools have been identified as central institutions for the promotion of physical activity among youth. While physical education is considered to be the major vehicle for physical activity promotion…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Sportsmanship
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Wright, Paul M.; Li, Weidong – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: While there are numerous claims that physical activity promotes positive youth development, there is a need for more empirical research in this area. Many qualitative studies suggest a relationship between a youth development orientation and participants' attitudes and behaviors in physical activity programs. A quantitative analysis of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Youth Programs, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness
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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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Bryant, Lance G.; Curtner-Smith, Matthew – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: To date, most of the work done by those who do research in adapted sport pedagogy (a sub-discipline of sport pedagogy focused on modified forms of physical education that address the needs of pupils with disabilities) has focused on the experience of pupils with disabilities and relatively little work has examined the difficulties…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Aquatic Sports, Physical Activities, Physical Disabilities
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