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Neutzling, Misti; Pratt, Erica; Parker, Melissa – Physical Educator, 2019
A constructivist approach to learning in teacher education has been widely accepted. Yet little is known about constructivist environments within physical education teacher education (PETE). The purpose of this study was to examine the perspectives of PETE preservice teachers with respect to instructional strategies designed to reflect…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Barney, David C.; Pleban, Francis T.; Lewis, Terrance – Physical Educator, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore grade-level differences (7th, 8th, and 9th) among junior high school students' perceptions of the effects of participation in physical education (PE) class on individual environmental stress. The role of physical activity as a stress reduction tool has been well documented. However, physical activity as a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Junior High School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Pritchard, Tony; Hansen, Andrew; Grossman, Hannah; Williams, Matthew; Loomis, Sherrie – Physical Educator, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the Sport Education Tactical Model (SETM) on game performance, content knowledge, and physical activity levels of university students enrolled in badminton. Thirty-eight university students completed 19 lessons. Pre- and posttests consisted of a 15-min, video recorded singles badminton…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Physical Education, College Students, Performance
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Lysniak, Ulana; Gibbone, Anne; Silverman, Stephen – Physical Educator, 2019
This study described the strategies used by expert teachers to instruct low motor skill students in physical education classes. The method was extensively pilot tested. Eleven physical education teachers took part in the study. Data were collected via observations, field notes, interviews, and nonstructured informal interviews. Two major themes…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Education Teachers
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Lodewyk, Ken R. – Physical Educator, 2019
The assessment of physical literacy is vital and challenging for researchers and practitioners. Passport for Life is a Canadian global practitioner-based, formative, criterion-referenced assessment of physical literacy that is recorded in an online program. Students complete eight assessments divided across four broad categories of physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, High School Students, Grade 10
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Washburn, Nicholas; Sinelnikov, Oleg A.; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Physical Educator, 2019
Though motivationally nurturing instruction has been linked to numerous desirable outcomes, its presence and impact on student learning, particularly in models-based practice, is largely absent in the literature. Grounded in self-determination theory, this study examined the efficacy of an intervention aimed at increasing the provision of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Team Sports, Physical Education
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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin A. – Physical Educator, 2019
The purpose of this study was to understand career changes of inservice teachers transitioning to the adapted physical education (APE) profession after completing online APE professional development graduate courses. This study was based on intentional change theory (Boyatzis, 2006). Participants were five in-service teachers who decided to change…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Career Change, Adapted Physical Education, Faculty Development
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Razon, Selen; Powers, Shannon; Pursglove, Lindsay; Zupin, Dagny; Judge, Lawrence W. – Physical Educator, 2019
Historically, minority women have had limited access to health care resources. Healthy People 2020 identified the promotion of activity and wellness as a key for eliminating heath disparities in ethnic minorities, as minority women are not significant consumers of exercise programming. This study explored participation of a sample of underserved…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Access to Health Care, Health Promotion
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Vargas, Tiffanye M.; Flores, Margaret M.; Beyer, Robbi; Weaver, Sharon M. – Physical Educator, 2019
Athletes with hidden disabilities (HD) often exhibit behaviors that are not conducive to the sporting environment (e.g., inattentive behaviors, inability to remember plays). Coaches may label these athletes as problematic or challenging and may negatively adjust their behaviors toward these athletes. As frequent observers of their children, the…
Descriptors: Athletics, Athletes, Recreational Activities, Disabilities
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Webster, Collin A.; Michael, Robert Dan; Russ, Laura B.; Egan, Catherine A. – Physical Educator, 2019
Given that preparing preservice classroom teachers (PCTs) for movement integration (MI) has gained traction in recent years as a focus of policy and research related to children's school-based physical activity (PA) promotion, the purpose of this study was to examine PCTs' field experiences of learning to integrate movement in elementary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Student Attitudes
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Buchanan, Alice M.; Miedema, Benjamin J.; Rudisill, Mary E.; Johnson, Jerraco; Bridges, Claire; Irwin, J. Megan; Converse, Brooke; Pangelian, Melissa – Physical Educator, 2019
Physical educators seek ways to motivate students to engage in lifelong physical activity. Research demonstrates that autonomy-supportive climates improve motor skills and competence in children. Although substantial research exists on the benefits of autonomy-supportive climates on children's motor skills, little is known regarding the…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Personal Autonomy, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Sandoval, Patricia; Staiano, Amanda; Kihm, Holly – Physical Educator, 2019
This pilot study tested the efficacy of auditory and visual stimuli to increase children's exercise intensity while exercising in a classroom. Nineteen children aged 6 to 12 years participated in four exercise conditions (treadmill with and without music; cycling with and without video) with heart rate monitored continuously. This study used…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Exercise, Visual Stimuli, Auditory Stimuli
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Barney, David C.; Leavitt, Teresa – Physical Educator, 2019
A physical education lesson usually consists of four parts (introductory activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and closing game). The first part of the lesson, the introductory/warm-up activities, has the potential to set the tone for the rest of the lesson. It also provides an opportunity for students to get into instant activity upon…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Coker, Cheryl – Physical Educator, 2019
This study explored the influence of instructions that combine internal and external foci. Fifty-one subjects were randomly divided into 3 groups: internal only, external only, and a combined internal and external focus. The task was the overhand lacrosse throw for accuracy from a stationary position to a target located on a wall 6 m away.…
Descriptors: Attention, Accuracy, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Sinelnikov, Oleg A. – Physical Educator, 2019
A recent surge in scholarship related to doctoral education in physical education teacher education has raised questions about the effectiveness of doctoral programs in preparing students to fill the role of teacher educator. Given that most doctoral program graduates seek positions as teacher educators, they are responsible for educating the next…
Descriptors: Mentors, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Preservice Teachers
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