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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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Yoon, Keejoon; Armour, Kathleen M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: A new national physical education (PE) curriculum has been developed in South Korea and PE teachers have been challenged to deliver new transferable educational outcomes in character development through PE. In one geographical area, in order to support teachers to make required changes, a Communities of Practice (CoP) approach to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Communities of Practice
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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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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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De Meyer, Jotie; Soenens, Bart; Aelterman, Nathalie; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: In Self-Determination Theory (SDT), a well-validated macro-theory on human motivation, a distinction is made between internally controlling teaching practices (e.g. guilt-induction and shaming) and externally controlling practices (e.g. threats and punishments, commands). While both practices are said to undermine students' motivation,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Ko, Bomna; Boswell, Boni; Yoon, Seok – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Recognition of the importance of the development of intercultural competence (ICC) has placed intense pressure on teacher education programs to infuse a global perspective into their programs. Several studies have proposed integration of global elements into teacher education programs. Although the use of online tools for…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Teacher Education Programs, Physical Education, Graduate Students
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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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Coates, Janine Kim – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: Contemporary British educational guidelines, such as the National Curriculum (NC) have adopted inclusivity in the way children with special educational needs (SEN) are taught. Therefore, inclusion has risen up the political agenda, resulting in more children with SEN being taught in mainstream environments. Empirical research has…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Student Teachers, Physical Education, Special Needs Students
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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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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