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Luguetti, Carla; Oliver, Kimberly L. – Curriculum Journal, 2021
Over the past decades, a body of scholarship has highlighted the benefits of an activist approach in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE). This body of research shows that an activist approach enables teacher educators, student teachers and young people to work together in order to become conscious of the power structures in society that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Activism, Transformative Learning
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Scanlon, Dylan; Calderón, Antonio; MacPhail, Ann – Curriculum Journal, 2021
Drawing on the concept of agency and teacher agency and engaging with figurational sociology, this paper explores the extent to which teacher agency plays a role in one teacher's enactment of a new school subject (Leaving Certificate Physical Education (LCPE), an examinable subject assessed in a high-stakes environment) in a period of curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Physical Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Jess, Mike; McMillan, Paul; Carse, Nicola; Munro, Karen – Curriculum Journal, 2021
With neo-liberal policies dominating across the world, the marketisation and outsourcing of physical education is now common. Within this context, we argue the need for a 'shifting perspectives' agenda that will firmly establish the educational credentials of physical education in the future. Accordingly, we present the view that the 'curriculum…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers, Student Teachers, Physical Education
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Wright, Paul M.; Gray, Shirley; Richards, K. Andrew R. – Curriculum Journal, 2021
Social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies such as self-management and relationship skills are associated with positive outcomes for youth. Therefore, educational policies in many countries emphasise the integration of these competencies throughout the curriculum and specifically in physical education (PE). However, little research has…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Physical Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Petrie, Kirsten; Pope, Clive; Powell, Darren – Curriculum Journal, 2021
Teacher professional learning provides opportunities to enhance understandings and practices for those directly involved in children's learning. The expectations placed on providers of professional learning are frequently shaped by mandates beyond their control and or expertise. In this paper, we examine how the complex set of philosophies framing…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Athletics, Play
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Harris, Jo; Cale, Lorraine; Hooper, Oliver – Curriculum Journal, 2021
This paper presents findings on physical education (PE) trainees' and teachers' attempts to design and implement authentic curricular experiences, within the constraints of a neoliberalist context. It involved adopting a principle-based approach to promoting active lifestyles designed to align PE trainees' and teachers' health-related philosophies…
Descriptors: Life Style, Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation
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Williams, Benjamin; Lee, Jessica – Curriculum Journal, 2021
Concerns about the supply of, and demand for, experts and expertise are prominent in research on outsourcing in health and physical education (HPE), and the state of the subject more broadly. Yet, precisely what is meant by 'expert' and 'expertise' in this scholarship is not always clear or uncontested. In this research, we used a scoping review…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Expertise, Semiotics
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Ruin, Sebastian; Stibbe, Günter – Curriculum Journal, 2021
The issue of health plays an important role in the German language sports pedagogical discussion and in German curricula. It is also important here that the idea of 'Bildung'--an educational ideal in the German tradition which is still of paramount importance and which stems from the obligation of enlightenment and is intended to enable mature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Health Education, Life Style
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Niemelä, Mikko A. – Curriculum Journal, 2021
This paper makes a theoretical contribution to the discussion of powerful knowledge in education. The major claim is that curriculum integration can structure knowledge for a coherent curriculum and thus, support the idea of powerful knowledge. The mainstream understanding of curriculum integration promotes it as a pedagogical arrangement and…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Integrated Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Miller, Lisa R.; Klassen, Kimberly; Hardy, Jacques W. – Curriculum Journal, 2021
This paper documents the design, implementation and evaluation of a content-based language teaching (CBLT) curriculum for an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programme at a Japanese university. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for study abroad in Anglophone universities in a two-year time frame. This curriculum redesign project…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Content and Language Integrated Learning
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Wawire, Brenda Aromu – Curriculum Journal, 2021
This study explores how the primary school teacher preparation curriculum prepares pre-service teachers to teach reading in lower primary schools in Kenya. High-quality reading teacher preparation is among the critical aspects that need to be addressed in order to curb the literacy challenges faced by early grade students living in low-resource…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tentolouris, Filippos – Curriculum Journal, 2021
The goal of this article is to explore the conceptualisations of writing in the curricula and the teachers' guides of Greek preschool education (4-6 years of age). Ivanic's framework of the six discourses of writing (the skills discourse, the creativity discourse, the process discourse, the genre discourse, the social practices discourse and the…
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Writing Instruction, Preschool Curriculum, Preschool Education
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Raffo, Carlo; Roth, Wolff-Michael; Buck, Rob; Hodson, Patsy – Curriculum Journal, 2021
A recent article in this journal suggests that although "learner agency" is central to understanding young people's engagement with the curriculum, there is little exploration of such ideas in the field. In response, they argued for an Archerian approach to learner agency and a contextually, interpersonally, intra-personally and…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Learner Engagement, Correlation, Guidelines
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Roofe, Carmel – Curriculum Journal, 2021
A socially relevant curriculum connects learning to the needs of students as members of families, communities and society. Curriculum as place is concerned with experience; how the curriculum nurtures students' learning, growth and development and how they in turn make meaning of what they are learning given their situatedness. This study,…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Place Based Education
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Dekker, Teun J. – Curriculum Journal, 2021
In Europe, liberal arts and sciences undergraduate university programmes are typically characterised by a high degree of freedom of choice in the curriculum. Educators often present this as allowing students to design an integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum around their particular interests. This paper explores how students in such programmes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Liberal Arts, Course Selection (Students)
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