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Cathy MacDonald; John Foley; Megan Valentine – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2024
Service animals can play an integral role in the lives and education of students with disabilities. In addition to assisting with physical tasks, service animals can improve confidence, independence and quality of life for students, as well as help them to meet their educational goals. Teachers, coaches and administrators should have the knowledge…
Descriptors: Animals, Students with Disabilities, Compliance (Legal), Civil Rights Legislation
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Junyoung Kim; Xiuye Xie – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2024
Tennis has been one of the most popular sports among people of all ages. Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the United States, the number of tennis participants has significantly increased due to it being one of the safest sports to play (USTA, 2021). Tennis has also been identified as an important net/wall game to learn in schools (SHAPE…
Descriptors: Racquet Sports, Skill Development, Physical Education, Concept Mapping
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Michael Ertel; Eva Monsma; Ali Brian – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2024
The traditional linear skill and drill approach prominent in secondary physical education programs may be leaving some students behind. Critics have argued that this approach fails to meet students' basic psychological needs, while separating the requisite skills from the game itself. Nonlinear pedagogy is an alternative model to teaching motor…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students
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Emi Tsuda; James Wyant – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2024
As the K-12 student population becomes increasingly diverse, developing cultural competence is essential for educators, including physical education teachers. An online international collaboration is one way to address cultural competence in higher education. The purpose of this article is to discuss steps and suggestions for integrating an online…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Computer Mediated Communication
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YuChun Chen; K. Lacey Deal – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2024
Typical health lessons are taught in a classroom setting, where students sit in their chairs and passively receive information. This instructional method may not be the optimal approach, as Ratey discovered in his famous experiment that the human brain is more aroused when the body is physically and actively engaged in the learning environment.…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Mental Health, Physical Health
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Lee, Jihyun; Gutierrez, Julissa – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
This article introduces the rationale behind utilizing computer-assisted gamification for the development of movement skills for children with ASD. This article also provides a brief review of several studies that have utilized computer-assisted gamification approaches in motor skill interventions, in order to show the applications and…
Descriptors: Gamification, Psychomotor Skills, Children, Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Shaw, Aubrey Hope; Stoll, Sharon Kay – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the limitations of law interpretations and policy regulations as they pertain to inclusion and exclusion of people with physical disabilities in physical education. We believe interpretation of the law has professional implications that must be addressed. Specifically, the ideal and the reality of the laws…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Disabilities, Physical Education, Students with Disabilities
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Oh, Daekyun; Lee, Kidae – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
Children and adolescents face increased mental health issues and social isolation, especially within the COVID-19 environment. In response to the current situation, the concept of social and emotional learning (SEL) has shown positive influences on children and adolescents. This paper will provide a brief definition and values of SEL. Then, the…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Physical Education, Humanities, Social Development
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Aslan, Emrah; Yoncalik, Oguzhan – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
Learning a new skill involves learning the appropriate basic form. In archery basic form is shooting form and it has globally accepted standards. Shooting form general lines are divided into phases as stance, nocking the arrow, hooking, and gripping, setup, drawing, loading, anchoring, holding, expansion and aiming, release and follow-through.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Skill Development, Repetition, Drills (Practice)
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Killian, Chad M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
The purpose of this Viewpoint is to push readers toward seeing OLPE as an essential ally instead of an existential enemy by outlining ways OLPE addresses barriers to quality PE programming and explaining how it can be used as a catalyst for program enhancement and advocacy, so students have opportunities to experience the full potential of their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Online Courses, Barriers, Secondary Education
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Banio-Krajnik, Adrianna – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
During dance, endorphins, the so-called happiness hormone, are released--a fact that undoubtedly favors contacts with others as well as is an excellent opportunity to establish or strengthen them. Nowadays, with dynamically progressing digitization, dance has also found its place on the Internet. Both individual users and organizations see the…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Dance Education, Educational Change, COVID-19
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Cho, Kyuil; Tsuda, Emi; Oh, Daekyun – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
Adolescents in South Korea have been facing physical (physical inactivity) and social-emotional (e.g., bullying and suicide) challenges in the last few decades. To address these issues, the Ministry of Education in South Korea implemented School Sports Club as a part of the school curriculum. This article introduces the overview, the goals and…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Student Needs
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Haneishi, Kanae; Block, Betty; Zarco, Emilia Patricia; Prados-Megías, M. Esther; Johnson, Marcus – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
This article introduces the concept of a new curricular model that addresses these issues through the body. The Thirdspace Movement Model can be integrated in K-12 Physical Education in coordination with other models. The Thirdspace Movement Model creates an environment where students practice movements and engage in critical discourse that…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Justice, Physical Education, Movement Education
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Wenzel, Shari; Deutsch, Joe; Linker, Jenny – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
There is no unique definition of circus pedagogy; however, "scholars agree that such a discipline could provide a valid alternative to learn and deepen various mobility contents". This article aims to provide strategies for implementing an elementary physical education Circus Unit. An overview of how to design three basic routines of a…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Psychomotor Skills
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Stringer, Amy J.; Chandler, Resa M. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2023
As elementary schools expand to include Prekindergarten (PreK), many elementary school physical education teachers are surprised to find PreK classes on their teaching schedule. Equally, many PreK classroom teachers are recognizing the need for quality movement opportunities for their students and are searching for resources that can help all…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities
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