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Lund, Jackie L.; Napper-Owen, Gloria; Boyce, B. Ann – Quest, 2019
In this thematic issue, we examined Doctoral Students' (DS) perspectives on six topics: (a) dissertation, (b) teacher training, (c) research training, (d) advisors, (e) doctoral program and department, and (f) career perspectives (past DS). Each topic was viewed through three lenses: (a) status (past and current DS), (b) gender, and (c)…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Kinetics, Student Attitudes, Career Choice
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Casey, Ashley; Larsson, Håkan – Quest, 2018
Dominant discourses in physical education research center on subject-wide crisis. This is despite repeated calls to address enduring concerns about how physical education is taught. In short, the subject seems caught in Groundhog Day (defined by Oxford Dictionaries (n.d.) as "a situation in which a series of unwelcome or tedious events appear…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods, Power Structure
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Rhoades, Jesse Lee; Hopper, Timothy Frank – Quest, 2018
This article explores Complexity Theory and applications of nonlinear dynamics in physical education (PE). The authors of this article discuss Complexity Theory and its applications to students and student learning. Additionally, there will be discussion of how the networking learning process associated with socio-coordinated mimicry creates a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Processes, Imitation, Movement Education
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Price, Amy; Collins, Dave; Stoszkowski, John; Pill, Shane – Quest, 2018
Over the past decade, there has been ongoing debate relating to the use of suitable pedagogical approaches for designing learning environments to develop skillful games players. There has, however, been little consideration of the "digital age of learning" and the global success of the digital video game industry. Using the educational…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Video Games, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Culp, Brian – Quest, 2016
This article presents a rationale for the infusion of social justice into kinesiology programs for the purpose of reducing inequities in society. Specifically, the current climate for social justice is considered and discussed using examples from an university-inspired service-learning initiative, law, and politics. Of note are the following areas…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Kinetics, Human Body
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James-Hassan, Martha J. – Quest, 2016
This article posits that each content area that falls under the umbrella of kinesiology must develop a future cadre of professionals who are competent in their content knowledge and are trained as leaders who are able to understand the essential impacts of culture on their work. The intentional development of culturally fluent leaders should be a…
Descriptors: Leaders, Kinetics, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education
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Andersson, Joacim; Garrison, Jim – Quest, 2016
Recently, there has been increasing pedagogical interest in the qualities and characteristics of movement. This article examines these qualities and characteristics in terms of John Dewey's distinction between abstract, linguistic "significant" meanings and concrete, embodied "imminent" meanings. Imminent meanings are comprised…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Human Body, Movement Education, Teaching Methods
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Goodwin, Donna; Howe, P. David – Quest, 2016
Academics and practitioners are often at a loss when it comes to understanding the ethical socio-political and cultural contexts that invade the world of adapted physical activity. Ethical practice is situated in the local and the specific. In this article we highlight the reality that both academics and practitioners need to be ever mindful that…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Cultural Pluralism, Ethics, Cultural Context
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Lumpkin, Angela; Achen, Rebecca; Dodd, Regan – Quest, 2015
This study examined undergraduate and graduate students' perceptions of the impact of in-class learning activities, out-of-class learning activities, and instructional materials on their learning. Using survey methodology, students anonymously assessed their perceptions of in-class activities, out-of-class activities, and instructional materials…
Descriptors: College Students, Learner Engagement, Learning Strategies, Student Attitudes
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Goodyear, Victoria; Dudley, Dean – Quest, 2015
The role of the facilitator has become almost synonymously associated with student-centered approaches. However, how a teacher functions as a facilitator is less well defined. This article begins to define teacher action in student-centered learning environments. Through an exploration of teacher behavior, teacher--student interactions, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Models, Educational Practices, Student Centered Curriculum
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Barnson, Steven C. – Quest, 2014
Multiple tensions exist as part of the coaching process. How a coach responds to these tensions is a fundamental determinant of an athlete or team's fate. In today's highly competitive, socially demanding, and ever-changing sports environment, and as the expectations on coaches become more complex, the paradox becomes a critical lens to…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance), Teaching Methods, Educational Theories
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Bernstein, Eve; Herman, Ariela – Quest, 2014
Code switching is primarily a linguistic term that refers to the use of two or more languages within the same conversation, or same sentence, to convey a single message. One field of linguistics, sociocultural linguistics, is broad and interdisciplinary, a mixture of language, culture, and society. In sociocultural linguistics, the code, or…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Competition, Sociocultural Patterns, Second Languages
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Block, Betty Ann – Quest, 2014
Scholars have sought to identify the complexity and multidimensionality of the phenomenon of sexual identity formation since the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973 (Bayer, 1981). This article addresses the manner in which the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer [LGBTQ]…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Physical Education
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DePauw, Karen P. – Quest, 2014
Kinesiology faculty for the 21st century was one of the featured strands of the 2014 NAKHE Collaborative Congress: "STEPS into the future: Exploring opportunities and facing the challenges for the 21st century." Following a brief introduction delegates were assigned to discussion groups with conversations focused around six…
Descriptors: Movement Education, College Faculty, Educational Change, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Thorburn, Malcolm; MacAllister, James – Quest, 2013
Despite the current policy prominence of physical education, there is still unease about the subject's educational contribution. In this respect, we are surprised by how seldom John Dewey's writings inform contemporary reviews of aims and values. We outline how his writings on connecting the child and the curriculum and schools with…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Curriculum Development, Well Being
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