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Duncan, Michael; Cunningham, Anna; Eyre, Emma – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study examined the effect of a six week combined movement and story-telling intervention on motor competence and naming vocabulary in British pre-schoolers. Using a cluster randomised design, three pre-school classes were allocated to one of a combined movement and story-telling intervention (n = 22), or a movement only (n = 25) or…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Intervention, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Wheeler, Sharon; Green, Ken; Thurston, Miranda – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper reports on the patterns of participation in organised sports of youngsters coming towards the end of primary school, with a view to identifying emergent sporting habits in relation to social class gradients. The data for the study were generated via 90 semi-structured interviews with parents and children from 62 families. The data…
Descriptors: Social Class, Elementary School Students, Parent Attitudes, Team Sports
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Jarrett, Kendall; Light, Richard – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This study focuses on the analysis of collective meaning associated with secondary physical education teachers' (n = 12) experiences of teaching games using a game based approach (GBA). Participants taught in one of two different international contexts, southeast Australia or southeast England, and all had some experience of using a GBA to teach…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Teaching Experience, Secondary School Teachers, Physical Education Teachers
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McWhannell, Nicola; Triggs, Carmel; Moss, Samantha – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Children in areas of low socioeconomic status might face barriers to physical activity during school playtime in comparison to their high socioeconomic status counterparts. However, limited research within the area currently prevents evidence-based interventions from being targeted appropriately. This exploratory study aimed to assess and compare…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Intervention
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Maher, Anthony; Morley, David; Fimusanmi, Julie; Ogilvie, Paul – European Physical Education Review, 2019
School-based placements are often used as a way of preparing prospective teachers for the demands of their future role. However, little is known about the impact of such situated learning experiences on prospective physical education (PE) teachers' confidence and competence. To the best of our knowledge, this article is the first of its kind to…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Learning Experience, Special Education, Foreign Countries
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Kerr, Catherine; Smith, Lindsey; Charman, Sarah; Harvey, Stephen; Savory, Louise; Fairclough, Stuart; Govus, Andrew – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Children's engagement in physical activity of a vigorous intensity or higher is more effective at promoting cardiorespiratory fitness than moderate physical activity. It remains unclear how higher intensity physical activity varies between days when schoolchildren participate in physical education (PE) and non-PE days. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Incidence
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Hilland, Toni; Ridgers, Nicola; Stratton, Gareth; Knowles, Zoe; Fairclough, Stuart – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Predisposing factors of perceived physical education (PE) ability and perceived PE worth within the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model are positively associated with young people's daily physical activity. The aim of this study was to qualitatively investigate the origins of students' perceived PE ability (perceived competence and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Academic Ability, Adolescents, Minimum Competency Testing
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Maher, Anthony John – European Physical Education Review, 2017
Britain's 1981 Education Act stimulated a partial migration of pupils from special to mainstream schools. The onus has since been on teachers to meet the needs and capitalise on the capabilities of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream school settings. The research analysed learning support assistant (LSA) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Mainstreaming, Inclusion
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Jayantilal, Kumar; O'Leary, Nick – European Physical Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore how a physical education (PE) teacher employed the direct instruction model (DIM) teaching games in a United Kingdom secondary school. The research sought to identify how the teacher utilised the DIM and those factors that influenced his use of the model. Occupational socialization was used to identify the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Direct Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Wilkinson, Shaun; Penney, Dawn; Allin, Linda – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Within the United Kingdom and internationally, the practice of separating pupils by ability endures as a characteristic feature of mathematics and science classrooms. Although there is extensive international research literature on ability grouping within classroom-based subjects, limited research exists in the context of physical education (PE).…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ability Grouping, Foreign Countries, Incidence
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Cale, Lorraine; Harris, Jo; Duncombe, Rebecca – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There are growing expectations on schools to promote health and physical activity and helping schools to effectively do so is considered a priority. This paper reports on selected findings from a research project that was concerned with supporting secondary schools in the effective promotion of physical activity and establishing their needs in…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Health Promotion
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O'Leary, Nick – European Physical Education Review, 2016
This paper examines an experienced teacher's employment of the teaching games for understanding (TGfU) model in a UK secondary school. The study sought to investigate how the teacher delivered TGfU and those factors that influenced his informal learning of this instructional model. Occupational socialisation was utilised to determine the factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Physical Education
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Lorente-Catalán, Eloisa; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2016
There is widespread consensus on the need for assessment for learning (AfL) in both university courses and school programmes. Given the prevalence of traditional practices in school physical education where assessment is basic or non-existent, we might ask whether AfL is present in physical education teacher education (PETE) courses. Where it is,…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Evaluation Methods
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Powell, Emma; Woodfield, Lorayne A.; Nevill, Alan A. M. – European Physical Education Review, 2016
The overall aim of this study was to assess the diversity of primary school children's physical activity (PA) during outdoor recess. The study was grounded in a mixed method approach, assisting in the identification of multifaceted predictors of children's PA, including insights to social behaviours during break time. Data were obtained from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Primary Education, Elementary School Students, Children
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Jackson-Kersey, Rachel; Spray, Christopher – European Physical Education Review, 2016
Physical educators have a responsibility to create a learning environment that is viewed as supportive of students' psychological needs and which helps reduce amotivation. The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of students' perceived need support on four dimensions of amotivation in physical education (PE) ("deficiency in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychological Needs, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies
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