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Aggerholm, K.; Standal, O.; Barker, D. M.; Larsson, H. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Models-based approaches to physical education have in recent years developed as a way for teachers and students to concentrate on a manageable number of learning objectives, and align pedagogical approaches with learning subject matter and context. This paper draws on Hannah Arendt's account of "vita activa" to map existing…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Models, Drills (Practice)
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Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Fletcher, Tim; O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Concerns that current forms of physical education teacher education (PETE) are not adequately providing teachers with the tools necessary for working with the realities and challenges of teaching physical education in contemporary schools has led some scholars to advocate for an approach that prioritises meaningfulness in physical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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Harvey, Stephen; Pill, Shane; Almond, Len – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Teaching games for understanding (TGfU) has stimulated so much attention, research and debate since the 1980s that it is easy for its origins to become refracted and misunderstood. For example, in a recent edition of the "Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy" journal there was paper arguing a constraints-led approach (CLA)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Games, Physical Education, Comprehension
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Jourand, Clément; Adé, David; Sève, Carole; Komar, John; Thouvarecq, Régis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Introduction: Many studies in physical education (PE) have sought to identify and categorize the modes of student interaction in order to gain greater insight into the nature of cooperative activity. More others recent studies have examined how modes of interaction evolve on the basis of the modes of collective activity that they generate. These…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Interaction
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Brian, Ali; Taunton, Sally – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Young children from disadvantaged settings often present delays in fundamental motor skills (FMS). Young children can improve their FMS delays through developmentally appropriate motor skill intervention programming. However, it is unclear which pedagogical strategy is most effective for novice and expert instructors. Purpose: The…
Descriptors: Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills, Developmental Delays, Intervention
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Oliver, Kimberly L.; Luguetti, Carla; Aranda, Raquel; Nuñez Enriquez, Oscar; Rodriguez, Ana-Alycia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum (SCIC) is an activist approach [Oliver, K. L., and H. A. Oesterreich. 2013. "Student-Centered Inquiry as Curriculum as a Model for Field-Based Teacher Education." "Journal of Curriculum Studies" 45 (3): 394-417. doi:10.1080/00220272.2012.719550] inspired by years of research…
Descriptors: Activism, Communities of Practice, Student Motivation, Student Interests
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Adé, David; Ganière, Caroline; Louvet, Benoît – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Introduction: Social roles in physical education (PE) classes have been much studied, especially mentoring and coaching roles. The studies have shown that mentoring and coaching are beneficial not only for motor learning, but also for methodological and social learning. To our knowledge, the role of the student referee in PE lessons has never been…
Descriptors: Role, Student Experience, Student Motivation, Middle School Students
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Starck, Jenna R.; Mays Woods, Amelia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: In many countries around the world, physical education (PE) has been identified as a marginalized subject. PE teachers have been found to feel negative consequences associated with marginality, such as stress, burnout, and early career attrition. Recent evidence also indicates that physical educators can develop a sense of perceived…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Social Environment, Interviews
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Petrie, Kirsten; Devcich, Joel; Fitzgerald, Hayley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: In Aotearoa New Zealand, as it is internationally, there is a desire to ensure physical education is inclusive of all students regardless of their abilities. Yet, medical discourses associated with disability continue to position students who are perceived as not having the capacity to participate fully in traditional physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Action Research
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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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Bertills, Karin; Granlund, Mats; Dahlström, Örjan; Augustine, Lilly – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Students with disability show an increasing incidence of school failure. Quality teaching and appropriate support may foster high self-efficacy, a predictive factor for successful school outcomes. Physical Education (PE) can provide students with a context in which self-efficacy and participation are promoted leading to improved…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Physical Education, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Students
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Wainwright, Nalda; Goodway, Jackie; Whitehead, Margaret; Williams, Andy; Kirk, David – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The Foundation Phase in Wales is a play-based curriculum for pupils aged 3-7 years old. Children learn through more holistic areas of learning in place of traditional subjects. As such, the subject of physical education in its traditional form no longer exists for pupils under the age of 7 in Wales. In light of the role of physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Physical Education, Literacy
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Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Moore, E. Whitney G.; Kulik, Noel; Garn, Alex; Martin, Jeffrey; McCaughtry, Nate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Purpose: Given the recent push to increase children's physical activity levels through whole-of-school approaches, the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement has received much attention. Therefore, this study sought to understand the relationship between academic achievement and healthy school transformations in urban…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Holistic Approach, Health Promotion
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Haerens, L.; Vansteenkiste, M.; De Meester, A.; Delrue, J.; Tallir, I.; Vande Broek, G.; Goris, W.; Aelterman, N. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: According to Self-Determination Theory, teachers and sport coaches can differ in the motivating style they rely upon to motivate young people. When endorsing an autonomy-supportive motivating style, instructors try to identify, vitalize, and nurture youngsters' inner motivational resources. In contrast, instructors with a dominant…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Athletes, Physical Education, Motivation Techniques
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