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Simonton, Kelly L.; Mercier, Kevin; Garn, Alex C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The use of fitness tests in physical education (PE) receives extensive scrutiny and represents one of the most fiercely debated topics in PE research. Fitness test proponents often provide unwavering support citing their positive long-term benefits while critics underscore the corrosive long-term pitfalls associated with their use in…
Descriptors: Tests, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Education
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith; Brymer, Eric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the evolution of physical education teaching practice from a traditional "teacher-centred approach" to a "student-centred approach." Consequently, research has focused on questions about the changing conceptions of the teaching and learning process, that is,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Learning Processes, Student Centered Learning
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García-González, Luis; Sevil-Serrano, Javier; Abós, Angel; Aelterman, Nathalie; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: A distinction is made in Achievement Goal Theory (AGT) between task-oriented (i.e. effort, intra-individual progress, and self-comparison) and ego-oriented (i.e. inter-individual progress and normative comparison) climates. Combining insights from AGT and Self-Determination Theory (SDT), studies in the PE context have shown that a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Self Concept, Psychological Needs, Self Determination
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Lentillon-Kaestner, Vanessa; Roure, Cédric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: A student's choice to engage in a learning task is highly related to the student's environmental stimuli and his or her perception of interest. From this perspective, the construct of situational interest (SI) has been used to interpret students' motivation in task engagement. SI is assumed to be transitory, environmentally activated,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Coeducation, Single Sex Classes, Student Participation
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Domville, Matthew; Watson, Paula Mary; Richardson, David; Graves, Lee Edwin Fisher – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Physical education (PE) is a key setting for children to engage in health-enhancing physical activity (PA). Factors influencing PE enjoyment in secondary schools are well researched. Less is known, however, about the factors children in elementary schools perceive to be important in promoting enjoyment, and how the current PE delivery…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Activities
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Alcalá, David Hortigüela; Río, Javier Fernández; Calvo, Gustavo González; Pueyo, Ángel Pérez – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Conflict prevention, respect, tolerance and acceptance of others should be basic outcomes in any educational context. Physical Education (PE) has the potential to be one of the curricular subjects that could help students meet these goals. However, teachers need to use appropriate instructional approaches like Teaching for Personal and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Social Responsibility
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Koekoek, Jeroen; van der Kamp, John; Walinga, Wytse; van Hilvoorde, Ivo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Digital video has been increasingly adopted as a pedagogical tool in physical education. One implementation is in teaching students' tactical understanding in games, in which it can promote students' perceptions and shared understanding in learning tactical situations within a game-based approach.Purpose: The central aim of this study…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Games, Team Sports, Video Technology
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Ferry, Magnus – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: During the socialization process when becoming a physical education (PE) teacher, the knowledge, perceptions and expectations of what it means to work as a teacher are developed. In this socialization, the initial acculturation phase is shown to be of the most importance, since individual PE teachers' experiences during this phase are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Munk, Mette; Agergaard, Sine – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For years researchers have been engaged in revealing the impact of the hidden curriculum in physical education (PE) on students' participation and non-participation. The hidden PE curriculum encompasses the knowledge, the relations, the assumptions, the norms and the beliefs that students unconsciously and unintentionally learn through…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Participation, Hidden Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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Walseth, Kristin; Engebretsen, Berit; Elvebakk, Lisbeth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background and purpose: The research literature in physical education (PE) is placing a growing focus on the need for research that can illuminate not only the challenges PE faces but also how we can develop PE to meet the needs of all students. The activist approach aims to study future possibilities in PE, and the goal is for all young people…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Relevance (Education)
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Casey, Ashley; MacPhail, Ann – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The popularised notion of models-based practice (MBP) is one that focuses on the delivery of a model, e.g. Cooperative Learning, Sport Education, Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, Teaching Games for Understanding. Indeed, while an abundance of research studies have examined the delivery of a single model and some have…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Adoption (Ideas)
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Morales-Belando, María T.; Calderón, Antonio; Arias-Estero, José L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Although a great deal of research has been undertaken from 1982 on TGfU, teachers consider its implementation to be complex and are reluctant to integrate it into their teaching practice. Furthermore, some TGfU literature does not suggest how it might be implemented and how problems might be overcome. On the other hand, a review of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Skill Development, Program Effectiveness
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Grimminger-Seidensticker, Elke; Möhwald, Aiko – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Due to migration processes, cultural diversity and strangeness are becoming characteristics of modern society. The competence to handle this heterogeneity--the so-called intercultural competence--is a key competence for all children and youths. Sports and physical education (PE) are often considered as a particular field for enhancing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Physical Education, Immigration, Cultural Pluralism
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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Sanz, Naira; Fernandez-Cando, Judith; Santos, Luis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Cooperative Learning has been recently defined as a true pedagogical model. Moreover, in a recent review Casey and Goodyear reported that it can help physical education promote the four basic learning outcomes: physical, cognitive, social and affective. Purpose: The main goal was to investigate the impact of a sustained Cooperative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intervention, Student Motivation
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Herold, Frank; Waring, Michael – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The role that content knowledge, an important component of practical subject matter knowledge, plays for pre-service teachers (PSTs) in physical education teacher education (PETE) remains contested and unclear. Whilst some researchers emphasise the facilitative nature of such knowledge, others criticise that too much focus on content…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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