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Lim, Seungyup; Love, Adam; Lim, Hyun-Chin – Quest, 2015
This article presents a biographical overview of Minseok Ahn's career, specifically highlighting his role as a public sport sociologist. Notably, Ahn has spent time as a student activist, worked as a physical education teacher, served as a scholar with a university appointment, and held office in the South Korean National Assembly. Throughout his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Biographies, Athletics
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Yli-Piipari, Sami – Quest, 2014
The Finnish education system has received worldwide attention due to the top academic performance of Finnish school students. Physical education, as an integral part of the Finnish education curriculum, potentially contributes to the overall success. The purpose of this article is to summarize Finnish physical education reform during the past…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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Bulger, Sean M.; Housner, Lynn – Quest, 2009
There is broad consensus in the literature that despite dramatic gains in the knowledge-base regarding best practice in teaching, teacher education, and related pockets of effective programming in the schools, the majority of physical education programs are in disarray. In a recent article, Kretchmar (2006) referred to this dilemma as life on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods
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McBride, Ron; Xiang, Ping – Quest, 2004
A number of research agendas including teaching games for understanding, invasion games tactics, cooperative learning, seeking solutions to ill-defined problems, and examining learner's use of domain specific knowledge share thoughtful decision making as a common denominator. For the most part, each of these research strands have been investigated…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking