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Banville, Dominique; Dyson, Ben; Kulinna, Pamela H; Stylianou, Michalis – European Physical Education Review, 2020
Teacher efficacy influences what and how they teach. This may be particularly important to consider in Aotearoa New Zealand contexts where primary classroom teachers teach health and physical education and use physical activity breaks with little training. It remains unclear how classroom teachers perceive this role and how to better support them.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Health Education, Physical Education
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Dyson, Ben; Cowan, Jackie; Gordon, Barrie; Powell, Darren; Shulruf, Boaz – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Whilst globally there has been a great deal of discussion and rhetoric regarding the state of physical education at the primary level, there is a paucity of evidence regarding teachers' perceptions of quality physical education in practice. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to explore and interpret primary school teachers' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers
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Banville, Dominique; Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Dyson, Ben; Stylianou, Michalis; Colby, Rachel; Dryden, Craig – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify students' perspectives of the role of healthy behaviours in their well-being and school success. Since a number of studies focused on establishing the link between healthy behaviours and learning have relied on quantitative measures, it was deemed important to provide a different perspective on the topic…
Descriptors: Role, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries, Well Being
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Wallhead, Tristan; Dyson, Ben – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to use the Joint Action Studies in Didactics (JASD) to understand how teachers' and students' interactions co-construct knowledge during Cooperative Learning (CL). The basis of CL is that students learn with and from each other through a structured interdependent relationship. A case study approach was used to examine…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Task Analysis, Case Studies
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Casey, Ashley; Dyson, Ben – European Physical Education Review, 2009
The purpose of this study was to explore the use of action research as a framework to investigate cooperative learning and tactical games as instructional models in physical education (PE). The teacher/researcher taught a tennis unit using a combination of Cooperative Learning and Teaching Games for Understanding to three classes of boys aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Racquet Sports, Games