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Hyndman, Brendon – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
This article explores the importance of embedding Active Exploration teaching approaches within PE lessons and how the provision of differing equipment and divergent learning opportunities can enable choice for students to then 'self-discover' solutions to movement problems. The article showcases how Active Exploration approaches to teaching PE…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Active Learning, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods
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Österberg, Peter; Olsson, Bengt Köping – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Schools are institutions responsible for teaching children new skills and knowledge, the ability to think about future targets, and, when problems become complex, how to apply explorative thinking and inborn creativity to solve them. Even so, scholars point to the fact that school curriculums do not support ways to facilitate explorative learning…
Descriptors: Dance, Creativity, Cognitive Development, Middle School Students
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Sato, Yutaka; Tusda, Emi; Honda, Sotaro; Yoshino, Satoshi – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
The purpose of this article is to introduce the unit-structured diagram and a professional development workshop using the diagram. The diagram consists of three areas, including objectives, content, and assessment. The objectives section is an area to identify learning outcomes based on physical education national standards. In the section of…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Physical Education, Units of Study, Faculty Development
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Olson, Timothy; Hegbloom, Callie; Egan, Cate A. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Obesity rates, mental illnesses, and emotional health and well being pose a significant problem for today's youth. Family and community involvement have been shown to improve school readiness, academic achievement, and graduation rates. The Whole School Whole Community Whole Child (WSCC) is a ten-component model designed to work synergistically to…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Holistic Approach, Wellness, Employees
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Fan, Xiaoping; Brooks, Collin; McMullen, Jaimie; Patton, Kevin – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Convention attendance promotes professionals' development and learning. But how does someone make the most out of convention attendance? This article provides tips and tricks for professionals so they can have the best possible convention experience. These tips can be helpful for all convention attendees. The authors provide tips and tricks for…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Attendance, Faculty Development, Planning
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Cutton, David; Hochstetler, Douglas R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Helping children find personal meaning and improve proficiency while submersed in the value of sport is critical to emotional/social development. Self-talk (ST) is a cognitive learning strategy that we can harness to encourage and prepare children to solve a problem or address an imminent situation, while acknowledging that they mature at…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Physical Education, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Wickens, Corrine M.; Parker, Jenny – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Anticipatory activities provide physical educators powerful opportunities to build relationships with their students, activate and assess background knowledge, and pique students' interest in the day's lesson. In this article, we present four literacy tools that can be easily implemented into anticipatory components of physical education lessons.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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Daum, David N.; Goad, Tyler; Killian, Chad M.; Schoenfeld, Amanda – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a source of stress and anxiety to physical educators. This is likely due to school schedule changes, job security, balancing work and family commitments, and trying to navigate how to teach physical education in a distance learning format. Governments, schools, teachers, and families have been navigating the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Killian, Chad M.; Daum, David N.; Goad, Tyler; Brown, Ryan; Lehman, Sean – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Distance learning is something many physical educators never thought they would have to do, given the practical and philosophical contradictions inherent in teaching and learning movement-based content through a computer. Yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most physical education teachers to transition to distance learning modalities. Questions…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Goad, Tyler; Killian, Chad M.; Daum, David N. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Over 40 years ago physical education pedagogy researchers Anderson and Barrette asked the question, "What's going on in Gym?" This inquiry sparked widespread research and innovation that moved our field forward. Today, physical educators are faced with a new reality of teaching movement-based content remotely and the question has now…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Rodrigues-Krause, Josianne; dos Santos, Gabriela Cristina; Krause, Mauricio; Reischak-Oliveira, Alvaro – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Dancing has been recommended as a suitable home-based physical activity during the quarantine period associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dancing can reduce sedentary behavior and thereby maintain physical and emotional health. The aim of this article was to provide support to dance, fitness, and/or other health professionals in guiding…
Descriptors: Dance, Physical Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ward, Phillip; Cho, Kyuil – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
In this article we present five trends that are impacting physical education teacher education (PETE). The trends are (a) practice-based teacher education that refines the knowledge base for teacher education, (b) core teaching practices that define the critical teaching practices for successful lifelong teaching, (c) pedagogies of practice that…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Skills, Teaching Methods
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Parkes, Craig; Weimer, Alison – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
This article has four aims. First, it will explain what factors led to the initial PHETE program review, and the phasing out of the traditional program at Penn State University. Second, it will describe the steps that were taken during the development of the Applied Exercise and Health dual-pathway degree option. Third, it will provide a…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Education, Exercise, Teacher Education Programs
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Culp, Brian; Oberlton, Mia; Porter, Kandice – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
The use of kinesthetic movement in the classroom toward improving health and educational outcomes among youth has been a topic of discourse in recent years. School initiatives that have infused movement as part of the curriculum have shown to increase efficiency in learning, while decreasing stress and contributing to a positive classroom climate.…
Descriptors: Kinesthetic Methods, Active Learning, Educational Change, Physical Activities
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Worrell, Allyson; Hushman, Glenn; Gaudreault, Karen L.; Mallett, Laura; Hushman, Carolyn – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2020
Research has shown that students who are healthier and have access to opportunities for physical activity may achieve improved academic achievement. However, challenges with classroom and behavior management can be disruptive to learning opportunities in physical education classes. A combination of a comprehensive school physical activity program…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Academic Achievement, Stress Variables
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