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Furtado, Ovande, Jr.; Gallagher, Jere D. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2012
Mastery of fundamental movement skills (FMS) is an important factor in preventing weight gain and increasing physical activity. To master FMS, performance evaluation is necessary. In this study, we investigated the reliability of a new observational assessment tool. In Phase I, 110 video clips of children performing five locomotor, and six…
Descriptors: Classification, Psychomotor Skills, Basic Skills, Reliability
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Lesbekova, Ryskul; Nassiyev, Yermek; ?itpanbet, Amanshol; Nassiyev, Yeldar – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Physical education significantly contributes to students' well-being; therefore, it is an instructional priority for California schools and an integral part of our students' educational experience. High-quality physical education instruction contributes to good health, develops fundamental and advanced motor skills, improves students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Anderson, Nicole D. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Computational thinking is an approach to problem solving that is typically employed by computer programmers. The advantage of this approach is that solutions can be generated through algorithms that can be implemented as computer code. Although computational thinking has historically been a skill that is exclusively taught within computer science,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychology, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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Fyall, Glenn; Metzler, Michael W. – Physical Educator, 2019
In 1999, the New Zealand government released a new Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum that reflected a fundamental shift from the traditional and dominant skill mastery approach. The "new" HPE curriculum was based on humanistic principles and supported by constructivist notions of teaching and learning, within a critical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Curriculum
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Haynes, John; Miller, Judith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Pre-service teacher education (PSTE) programmes for generalist primary school teachers have limited time allocated to Physical Education, Health and Personal Development. In practice, teachers in schools are required to assess motor skills despite the fact that their training provides minimal preparation. This necessitates creative…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Physical Education, Peer Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Theodoraki, Kalliopi; Kampiotis, Spiridon – Science Education International, 2007
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the teaching of creative movement and improvisation can influence the development of movement synthesis ability. Movement synthesis ability refers to the production of a movement composition. Twenty-five female freshmen, physical education students, participated in the study. They created…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Females, Physical Education, Creativity
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Kogan, Steve – Academic Questions, 2007
In our summer 2006 issue, we ran a comprehensive overview of how postmodernism has degraded composition on our campuses. Steve Kogan enlarges that indictment and charges that the movement has deliberately corrupted every area of English instruction--from the acquisition of skills and knowledge to the more fundamental mission of developing in…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Thinking Skills
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Freedson, Patty – Quest, 2009
Interdisciplinary research requires that experts from multiple disciplines work together to combine methods and ideas in an integrative fashion to generate new knowledge. In many respects, the field of kinesiology is ideally positioned to take advantage of its inherent multidisciplinary design. Because of the multidisciplinary structure of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Public Health, Interdisciplinary Approach, Biomechanics
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory