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Whitehead, Margaret E.; Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Pot, Niek – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This article considers the value of physical literacy. Unequivocal support for aspects of the concept can be found in philosophy, neuroscience, social justice, the nature of human development, psychology, and sociocultural studies. These areas of support will be outlined and then related to the practical value of physical literacy in the school…
Descriptors: Literacy, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Educational Environment
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Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Green, Nigel R.; Whitehead, Margaret E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
This study considers the implications for teachers of physical education of adopting physical literacy as the focus of their work. These implications arise from the philosophical underpinning of the concept, from the definition of physical literacy and are in line with the mission of the International Physical Literacy Association. In the first…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Education, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Shearer, Cara; Goss, Hannah R.; Edwards, Lowri C.; Keegan, Richard J.; Knowles, Zoe R.; Boddy, Lynne M.; Durden-Myers, Elizabeth J.; Foweather, Lawrence – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Physical literacy continues to gain global momentum, yet the definition and underlying concept of physical literacy remain contested in both research and practice. This lack of clarity has the potential to undermine the operationalization of physical literacy. This paper considers the various definitions of physical literacy that are currently…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Definitions, Educational Philosophy
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Green, Nigel R.; Roberts, William M.; Sheehan, Dwayne; Keegan, Richard J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Physical literacy is creating significant interest worldwide due to its holistic nature and the potential it has to impact on people's lives. It is underpinning many physical education programs, coaching strategies, health initiatives, and policymakers' decisions. However, the complex philosophical and holistic nature of the concept has meant that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Holistic Approach, Evaluation Methods, Progress Monitoring
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Li, Weidong; Xie, Xiuye; Li, Huanyu – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Guided by Situated Learning theory, the purpose of this article is to propose an extension to existing game-centered curricular models, named Situated Game Teaching through Set Plays (SGTSP). This proposed model fills in the gaps in the literature on game-centered curricular models by theorizing the concept of game scenarios/match conditions in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Educational Games, Models
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Fletcher, Tim; Lodewyk, Ken; Glover, Katie; Albione, Sandra – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: To examine the experiences of a cohort of health and physical education teachers and consultants who were learning to become instructional coaches. Methods: Three surveys and three focus groups were administered to 14 participants over 9 months to consider their experiences of learning to become instructional coaches. Concepts from…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Pill, Shane; Hyndman, Brendon – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
In a games-based approach, the idea of understanding is located within the concept of games as decision-laden, problem-solving contexts. However, the concept of "understanding" is largely implicit in much of the germane literature. We are arguing for a more deliberate framework to approach the concept of understanding. We propose that…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Decision Making
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Dervent, Fatih; Ward, Phillip; Devrilmez, Erhan; Tsuda, Emi – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Instructional tasks are a form of content knowledge that can be defined as specialized content knowledge (SCK). We examined the changes in the use of instructional tasks and SCK index scores of preservice teachers from methods to final practicum. Method: Five preservice teachers were observed through the methods practicum where they…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Milton, Daniel; Appleton, Paul R.; Bryant, Anna; Duda, Joan L. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Guided by Duda's hierarchical conceptualization of the motivational climate that draws from self-determination and achievement goal theories, this study provides initial evidence of the psychometric properties of the Empowering and Disempowering Motivational Climate Questionnaire in physical education (EDMCQ-PE). Method: Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Physical Education Teachers
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Harvey, Stephen; Hyndman, Brendon – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: To date, there have been limited investigations relating to physical education (PE) professionals' engagement in the use of Twitter. Consequently, the aim of the study was to investigate the reasons PE professionals use Twitter, with questions underpinned by Casey, Goodyear, and Armour's three-level conceptual classification framework of…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Gaudreault, Karen Lux; Simonton, Kelly L.; Simonton, Angela – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Researchers have begun using occupational socialization theory to understand the experiences of physical education teacher education doctoral students and faculty members. Comparatively little work has been done with graduate students pursuing research-focused masters' degrees. These programs can serve as pipelines into PhD programs and have…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Student Attitudes
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He, Yaohui; Ward, Phillip; Wang, Xiaozan – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: Teacher knowledge of rules, techniques, and tactics is called common content knowledge. Such knowledge is essential for effective teaching of physical education. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of a test of soccer common content knowledge. Method: Rasch modeling was used to evaluate the validity and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness
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Park, Chan Woong; Curtner-Smith, Matthew D. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to examine the influences of occupational socialization on 11 sport pedagogy internationally born faculty members' (IFMs) perspectives and practices regarding physical education teaching and physical education teacher education (PETE). Method: Data sources were formal and informal interviews and documents…
Descriptors: Socialization, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, College Athletics
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Galvan, Christine; Meaney, Karen; Gray, Virginia – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Background: Although service-learning scholarship in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs has shown positive results, little is known about the reciprocal benefits of PETE service-learning programs on underserved students and physical education preservice teachers. Purpose: This study examined the impacts on students and teachers…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Martínez-López, Emilio J.; Grao-Cruces, Alberto; Zamora-Aguilera, Nestor; De la Torre-Cruz, Manuel J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between Spanish physical education teachers' perceived self-efficacy toward including overweight and obese students and their attitudes toward overweight and obese students. Method: Four hundred and seventy-one physical education teachers filled out questionnaires to assess their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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