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Butler, Joy; Burns, David P.; Robson, Claire – European Physical Education Review, 2021
Though students can learn a great deal about ethics as they play sport, the authors of this article ask what, exactly, they learn from playing dodgeball. As they look beyond the usual arguments offered for and against the teaching of the game, they view it through three ethical lenses: the ethic of care, the ethic of anti-oppressive education, and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ethics, Health Education, Team Sports
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Dudley, Dean; Burden, Raewyn – European Physical Education Review, 2020
An increased focus on standardized testing of students has had the unintended effect of eroding curriculum time allocated to physical education (PE). The empirical literature on increasing the proportion of total curriculum time allocated to PE was reviewed and a series of meta-analyses conducted to estimate the mean effect of doing so on student…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Developed Nations
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Fletcher, Tim; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní; O'Sullivan, Mary; Beni, Stephanie – European Physical Education Review, 2020
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service teachers' articulation of their learning through the development of a shared professional language of teaching practice focused on meaningful physical education. Qualitative data gathered from 90 pre-service teachers over four years in Canada and Ireland were analysed. Framed by a didactical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Beni, Stephanie; Fletcher, Tim; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Providing meaningful experiences in physical education has long been identified as a key objective for teachers to strive toward. Supported by a critical friend, a beginning teacher used self-study methodology to analyse ways she drew from the features of meaningful experiences to guide her planning and instruction in primary physical education.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Team Sports
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Kilborn, Michelle; Lorusso, Jenna; Francis, Nancy – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There has been much international concern about the present and future status of school physical education. Recent research has employed surveys or case studies to examine the status of physical education but there is a dearth of in-depth physical education curriculum document analysis. The aim of this study is to contribute to the international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Curriculum Design, Outcomes of Education
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Fletcher, Tim – European Physical Education Review, 2012
Shaping a professional identity is an important process in learning to teach. Case studies of Natasha and Julia, two pre-service elementary classroom teachers, were analysed to explore how they developed identities for teaching physical education during a pre-service teacher education programme. By critically analysing their physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies
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Mandigo, James; Holt, Nicholas; Anderson, Andy; Sheppard, Joanna – European Physical Education Review, 2008
The objectives of this study were (a) to examine students' motivational experiences arising from their participation in games lessons based on autonomy-supportive strategies; and (b) to examine the interaction between boys' and girls' motivational experiences across different categories of games. A total of 759 students (380 F, 379 M) from 37…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Games, Personal Autonomy, Gender Differences
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Cairney, John; Hay, John; Mandigo, James; Wade, Terrance; Faught, Brent E.; Flouris, Andreas – European Physical Education Review, 2007
Children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) are less likely to enjoy participating in physical education (PE) than children without motor coordination difficulties. However, no studies have attempted to quantify this relationship or examine potentially modifiable mediating variables. Using a large sample (N = 590) of children (aged 9…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills, Comparative Analysis