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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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O'Connor, Justen; Jeanes, Ruth; Alfrey, Laura – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Greater understandings about how progressive pedagogies are interpreted and practiced within schools will be required if international calls to enhance relevance and meaning in Health and Physical Education (HPE) are to be realised. Little is understood about how inquiry-based units of work connected to real-life issues are enacted,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Health Education, Physical Education
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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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Vors, Olivier; Gal-Petitfaux, Nathalie – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Since 2010, French secondary schools with a high proportion of students in academic difficulty benefit from a compensatory education policy called "Ecoles Colleges et Lycees pour l'Ambition, l'Innovation et la Reussite" (ECLAIR). These students tend to behave poorly and frequently disengage from learning tasks, and thus one…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Physical Education Teachers
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Harris, Jo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Physical education teacher education (PETE) offers a context for students to learn about the promotion of active lifestyles in secondary schools through their interactions and experiences during the teacher education process. However, previous studies have found low levels of health-related fitness knowledge amongst PETE students,…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Level, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Lamb, Penny; Aldous, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: Programmes to support children identified as gifted and talented in physical education in the UK have evolved as a result of the work of the Youth Sports Trust and the Excellence in Cities (EiC) scheme. However, beyond insights regarding Gifted and Talented (G&T) Policy, there remains little understanding of the pupil experiences…
Descriptors: Mentors, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted
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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
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Brown, Seth Earl; Macdonald, Doune – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: Vocational education in Australia and elsewhere has a history of being gendered and classed, thereby limiting the post-school options of students undertaking this form of study. Drawing on Foucauldian theory, the authors used Gore's eight techniques of power to examine the micro-functioning of power relations at two case sites.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Aides, Student Attitudes