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Jirásek, Ivo – Quest, 2015
We are living in a time of increasing interest in the religious and spiritual aspects of sport and human movement activities. A strict distinction between religion and spirituality is, however, still missing in much of the literature. After delimiting religious and spiritual modes of experience, this article addresses Coubertin's "religio…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Sport Psychology, Physical Activities
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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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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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Whitley, Meredith A.; Forneris, Tanya; Barker, Bryce – Quest, 2015
Many community-based sport and physical activity programs take a positive youth development approach when operating in underserved communities around the world (Forneris, Whitley, & Barker, 2013). However, one of the biggest challenges for these programs is sustainability (Lindsey, 2008). The purpose of this article is to present the 3…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainability, Athletics, Physical Activities
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Jurbala, Paul – Quest, 2015
Physical literacy has become an increasingly influential concept in the past few decades, and is being woven into education, sport, and recreation policy and practice, particularly in Canada. The term is based on a metaphor that likens movement fluency to language literacy. Use of a metaphoric rather than a theoretical foundation has enabled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Literacy
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McMullen, Jaimie; Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Tammelin, Tuija; Pogorzelska, Malgorzata; van der Mars, Hans – Quest, 2015
Increasing physical activity opportunities in schools has emerged as a global priority among school-aged youth. As a result, many countries have designed and implemented whole-of-school physical activity initiatives that seek to increase physical activity opportunities that are available to school-aged children before, during, and after school.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Program Implementation
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Seymour, Clancy; Garrison, Mark – Quest, 2015
Building on recent discussions regarding how current national standards for physical education promote cognitive outcomes over physical outcomes, the authors explore how a new era in high-stakes testing is also contributing to an emphasis on the cognitive, over the physical. While high-stakes testing has been linked to reducing the amount of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, High Stakes Tests, National Standards, Cognitive Ability
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Giblin, Susan; Collins, David; MacNamara, Aine; Kiely, John – Quest, 2014
There is substantial scientific research suggesting the physical and psychological health benefits of a physically active lifestyle. Consequently, governments worldwide prioritize policies, finances, and resources in healthcare, education, and sports sectors to increase mass participation in physical activity. However, practices in physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Primary Education, Motor Development
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Vella, Stewart A.; Cliff, Dylan P.; Okely, Anthony D.; Weintraub, Dana L.; Robinson, Thomas N. – Quest, 2014
Implicit beliefs about the nature of human abilities have significant motivational, behavioral, and affective consequences. The purpose of this article was to review the application of implicit beliefs to the youth sport context and to provide theoretically derived and evidence-based instructional strategies to promote adaptive implicit beliefs…
Descriptors: Athletics, Educational Strategies, Ability, Evidence
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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
This article discusses the need for chairs to recognize the changing and interconnected nature of postmodern times by engaging with policy makers, politics, and coalitions in this age of supercomplexity. Chairing a kinesiology department is a rewarding and complex position fraught with uncertainty; nevertheless, tolerating and planning for…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Exercise Physiology, Physical Education, School Policy
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Ciomaga, Bogdan – Quest, 2014
The sociology of sport literature is now sufficiently broad to allow a general analysis of research patterns in this field. To facilitate the identification of these vectors of expansion, sources referenced in articles published in "Sociology of Sport Journal and Journal of Sport and Social Issues" between 2003 and 2011 are examined in…
Descriptors: Athletics, Sociology, Journal Articles, Content Analysis
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Moran, Thomas Eugene; Taliaferro, Andrea R.; Pate, Joshua R. – Quest, 2014
Community-based physical activity programs for people with disabilities have barriers that are unique to their program leader qualifications and the population they serve. Moran and Block (2010) argued that there is a need for practical strategies that are easy for communities to implement, maximize resources, and minimize the impact of barriers…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Physical Activities, Barriers, Disabilities
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Gréhaigne, Jean-Francis; Godbout, Paul – Quest, 2014
This article examines the theory of dynamic systems and its use in the domains of the study and coaching of team sports. The two teams involved in a match are looked at as two interacting systems in movement, where opposition is paramount. A key element for the observation of game play is the notion of configuration of play and its ever-changing…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Coaching (Performance), Team Sports, Models
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