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Alfrey, Laura; Gard, Michael – European Physical Education Review, 2019
This paper explores the ways in which figurational sociology can offer a useful lens through which to understand the ongoing use of fitness testing as a means to physically educate young people. We contribute to a theoretical discussion around how physical education teachers have come to think about and enact fitness testing so pervasively.…
Descriptors: Incidence, Physical Fitness, Physical Education Teachers, Tests
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Robinson, Daniel B. – European Physical Education Review, 2019
In recent years, physical education (PE) pedagogues and researchers have studied, theorized about and provided practical suggestions related to diverse and intersecting identities (e.g. class, [dis]ability, gender, racialized identity, sexual orientation, etc.). Such efforts have had a profound impact upon those who have suffered the consequences…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Religion, Social Distance, Identification (Psychology)
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Kyriakides, Ermis; Tsangaridou, Niki; Charalambous, Charalambos; Kyriakides, Leonidas – European Physical Education Review, 2018
The vast majority of research in physical education (PE) has focused on teaching and teacher effectiveness. Despite the fact that this research strand is fast growing, what effective teaching is and how it contributes to student learning still remains an open issue. Aiming to contribute toward moving the research of effective teaching in the field…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Students
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Carse, Nicola; Jess, Mike; Keay, Jeanne – European Physical Education Review, 2018
In recent years, primary physical education has received increased attention across a range of political, professional and academic contexts. Much of this attention has largely been due to a growing perception that formative physical education experiences have the potential to address many of the concerns regularly raised about children's health…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Well Being, Physical Activities, Elementary School Students
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Kerner, Charlotte; Haerens, Leen; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Body image disturbance in children and adolescents has negative implications for psychological and physical well-being. To positively impact well-being, it is important to explore factors that influence body image and to identify strategies that can be used to reduce body image disturbance. The school curriculum can play a significant role in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Well Being, Self Concept
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Sprake, Andrew; Walker, Sue – European Physical Education Review, 2015
The recent review of the national curriculum, which places Physical Education as a compulsory subject at key stages 1-4, indicates a government commitment to the subject. However, given the contested history of Physical Education's priorities and practices, such commitment should, perhaps, be handled with care. The main strength of Physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Role of Education, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Lu, Chunlei; Steele, Kyle – European Physical Education Review, 2014
The Easy-Play Model offers a defined framework to organize games that promote an inclusive and enjoyable sport experience. The model can be implemented by participants playing sports in educational, recreational or social contexts with the goal of achieving an active lifestyle in an inclusive, cooperative and enjoyable environment. The Easy-Play…
Descriptors: Athletics, Models, Inclusion, Play
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Lynch, Timothy – European Physical Education Review, 2014
It is implied by governing organizations that Australia is presently experiencing its first national curriculum reform, when as the title suggests it is the second. However, until now Australian states and territories have been responsible for the education curriculum delivered within schools. The present national curriculum reform promises one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Health Education, Physical Education
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Quennerstedt, Mikael; Annerstedt, Claes; Barker, Dean; Karlefors, Inger; Larsson, Håkan; Redelius, Karin; Öhman, Marie – European Physical Education Review, 2014
This paper outlines a method for exploring learning in educational practice. The suggested method combines an explicit learning theory with robust methodological steps in order to explore aspects of learning in school physical education. The design of the study is based on sociocultural learning theory, and the approach adds to previous research…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Theories, Sociocultural Patterns, Educational Practices
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Brown, Trent; Penney, Dawn – European Physical Education Review, 2013
Over the past decade amidst the development and implementation of new official curriculum texts and associated assessment requirements, there has been considerable international interest in senior physical education. Arnold's three dimensions of movement have been prominent in curriculum developments and academic debates. In the state of Victoria,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Casey, Ashley – European Physical Education Review, 2013
This article explores the current demands that teachers engage in year-on-year continued professional development (CPD) as a means of showing their ongoing competence to teach. In particular it highlights two types of CPD: the talked about notion of the "reflective practitioner" and the actioned reality of CPD as a measure of technical…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Physical Education, Professional Development, Coping
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Dudley, Dean; Okely, Anthony; Pearson, Philip; Cotton, Wayne – European Physical Education Review, 2011
This article presents a systematic review of published literature on the effectiveness of physical education in promoting participation in physical activity, enjoyment of physical activity and movement skill proficiency in children and adolescents. The review utilized a literature search, specifically publications listed in Ovid, A+ Education,…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Physical Education, Intervention, Physical Activities
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Kougioumtzis, Konstantin; Patriksson, Goran; Strahlman, Owe – European Physical Education Review, 2011
This article reviews research on physical education (PE) teachers' professionalization considering their relative position at schools and in the community as well as their control over the lesson formation. The position considers issues of prestige, status and esteem while lesson formation regards constitutional, organizational and physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Professional Recognition, Status, Professional Autonomy
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Devis-Devis, Jose; Molina-Alventosa, Juan; Peiro-Velert, Carmen; Kirk, David – European Physical Education Review, 2011
This paper examines how teachers select printed curriculum materials in PE in Spanish secondary schools through Bernstein's theory of the pedagogic device. The sample recruited were 310 secondary school PE teachers (210 male and 100 female) belonging to the Valencian community in Spain. The mean age of participants was 37.7 (SD 8.7) and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Nielsen, Glen; Pfister, Gertrud; Andersen, Lars Bo – European Physical Education Review, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the daily physical activities of Danish children with a focus on describing and explaining gender differences. Accelerometer measurements of physical activity in different contexts, as well as questionnaire data, were collected from more than 500 children at pre-school and later at third grade. The study…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, After School Programs, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences
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