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Gerdin, Göran; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Pleasure is often a key feature of school physical education (PE) and, indeed, a lot of students find pleasure in and through PE while others do not. However, pleasure is rarely considered to be of educational value in the subject [Pringle, R. (2010). "Finding Pleasure in Physical Education: A Critical Examination of the Educative…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Males, Power Structure, Secondary School Students
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Llobet-Martí, Bernat; López-Ros, Víctor; Vila, Ignasi – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The social constructivist perspective emphasises that learning is a process of self-construction of knowledge in a social context. Game-centred approaches, such as teaching games for understanding, have been used in accordance with this perspective. The process of transferring learning responsibility takes place when the learner is…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Physical Education, Student Responsibility, Novices
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Yu-Lin; Jackson, Allen W.; Zhang, Tao – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School physical education (PE) programs provide a prime environment for interventions that attempt to develop school-aged children's motor competence and overall physical fitness, while also stimulating competence motivation to engage in physical activity during childhood. It is generally recognized that a pedometer-based intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation, Physical Activities
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Hastie, Peter A.; Johnson, Jerraco L.; Rudisill, Mary E. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The template for the current study was the project conducted by Rosenthal [1973. "An Ecological Study of Free Play in the Nursery School." Doctoral diss., Wayne State University] where she investigated the attraction and holding power of various learning centres during free play in a naturalistic preschool setting.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Care Centers
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Devís-Devís, José; Pereira-García, Sofía; López-Cañada, Elena; Pérez-Samaniego, Víctor; Fuentes-Miguel, Jorge – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School is one of the primary settings where non-gender conformer children and adolescents emerge as vulnerable groups at high risk of suffering violence and harassment. Within schooling contexts, embodied experiences in physical education (PE) may become particularly problematic for trans students. However, there is little research…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Landi, Dillon – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Physical education has historically been a repressive place for queer persons. Since physical education spaces are predominantly heteronormative, research on sexual identity management has shown lesbian teachers often try to "pass" as straight or distance themselves from their sexualities. There has been no research to date…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Physical Education Teachers
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Ovens, Alan; Flory, Sara B.; Sutherland, Sue; Philpot, Rod; Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Hill, Joanne; Phillips, Sharon; Flemons, Michelle – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For over four decades, there have been calls for physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) to address social inequality and foster social justice. Yet, as numerous studies demonstrate, attempts to educate for social justice in PETE are infrequent and rarely comprehensive. This raises the question why it…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice
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Shelley, Karen; McCuaig, Louise – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: An emerging body of Physical Education scholarship is addressing the challenge of preparing Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) students to enact a socio-critically informed Health Education [Leahy, D., and L. McCuaig. 2014. "Disrupting the Field: Teacher Education in Health Education." In "Health Education:…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Social Justice
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Enright, Eimear; Williams, Benjamin; Sperka, Leigh; Peucker, Kate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (HPETE) is increasingly shaped by agendas, stakeholders and accountability regimes that restrict rather than open up what is possible (Tinning [2006]. "Theoretical Orientations in Physical Education Teacher Education." In "The Handbook of Physical Education," edited by…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education, Foreign Countries
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O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Mary O'Sullivan writes that she spent part of her sabbatical leave interviewing teacher educators from nine countries across three continents exploring teacher education contexts both nationally and locally, and the nature of the 'teacher educators' work in these contexts. Three issues struck her: (1) The intensification of regulation and policy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Philpot, Rod; Phillips, Sharon; Flory, Sara B.; Hill, Joanne; Sutherland, Sue; Flemons, Michelle – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: For many years, scholars in Physical Education Teacher Educator (PETE) have argued for the importance of educating pre-service teachers (PSTs) about equality (e.g. Evans, J. 1990. "Defining a Subject: The Rise and Rise of the New Physical Education?" "British Journal of Sociology of Education" 11: 155-169),…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Sociocultural Patterns, Social Justice, Physical Education
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Hill, Joanne; Philpot, Rod; Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue; Flemons, Michelle; Ovens, Alan; Phillips, Sharon; Flory, Sara B. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) have a substantial literature base that advocates for students to develop a critical consciousness, appreciate multiple perspectives, and engage in actions to enhance social justice [Tinning, R. 2016. "Transformative Pedagogies and Physical Education." In…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Sociocultural Patterns, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Sutherland, Sue – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Social justice has been steadily gaining traction in physical education (PE) and physical education teacher education (PETE) for more than 40 years. During that time, scholars have argued for the importance of explicating the hidden curriculum, educating pre-service teachers (PSTs) about equality, sociocultural perspectives and issues, and most…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Foreign Countries
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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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Newman, Tarkington J.; Kim, Melissa; Tucker, Anita R.; Alvarez, M. Antonio G. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Participation in youth sport is often associated with a variety of positive development outcomes. In order to effectively utilize sport as a context of learning and development, the sport must be intentionally designed and programed. One often-used approach is known as sport-based positive youth development (PYD). Recently, to further…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Youth Programs, Experiential Learning, Physical Education
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