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Whittle, Rachael J.; Benson, Amanda C.; Ullah, Shahid; Telford, Amanda – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Senior secondary physical education courses for certification continue to evolve with curricula reform occurring to ensure content is contemporary, student learning outcomes are maximised and assessment practices are valid for determining certification of students. The content of examinable senior secondary physical education courses…
Descriptors: Physical Education, High Stakes Tests, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Andy; Wainwright, Nalda – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: In recent years increasing attention has been given to models-based approaches to physical education as a way of promoting standards and particular types of learning through better alignment of teacher planning and delivery with pupil learning and achievement. However, little attention has been given to the specific contribution a…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Individual Development
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Williams, Andy; Wainwright, Nalda – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: This paper is part two of a discussion about a new pedagogical model for adventure in the curriculum. It builds upon part one, the advocacy paper, which considered important theoretical foundations, historical influences and research outcomes of outdoor adventure education (OAE) in the UK. Purpose: This paper outlines how a model for…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Academic Achievement, Individual Development
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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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Casey, Ashley; O'Donovan, Toni – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Green and Thorburn claim that examination physical education now holds a dominant place in both the UK's national discourse and in the lives and careers of many teachers. Despite the move towards the academicisation of physical education and the proliferation of accredited qualifications in a number of countries, both of which have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers, Interviews
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Lamb, Penny; Lane, Kathleen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2013
Background: Pupils' views have been elicited in physical education over a long period, but is a comparatively under-examined area within literature on gifted and talented (G&T) in physical education concerns pupil voice and their accounts of being placed on their schools' G&T register. Purpose: This small-scale qualitative study consulted…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Physical Education, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries