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Papaioannou, Athanasios; Milosis, Dimitrios; Gotzaridis, Christos – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This quasi-experimental study evaluated the effects on students' autonomous motivation and satisfaction from a program integrating physics concepts in physical education. Method: A total of 487 students (age 13 [plus or minus] 1) participated in the study. The participants were students participating in physical education classes divided…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Physics, Physical Education, Student Motivation
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Webster, Collin A.; Mindrila, Diana; Moore, Chanta; Stewart, Gregory; Orendorff, Karie; Taunton, Sally – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is designed to help school-aged youth meet physical activity guidelines as well as develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that foster meaningful lifelong physical activity participation. In this study, we employed a "diffusion of innovations theory" perspective to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Innovation
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Webster, Collin A.; Mîndrila, Diana; Moore, Chanta; Stewart, Gregory; Orendorff, Karie; Taunton, Sally – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: Drawing from the diffusion of innovations theory, this study aimed to develop a survey to measure physical education teachers' perceived attributes of comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAPs) and examine the differences between adopters' and potential adopters' perceived attributes. Method: The authors created an…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Physical Activities, Program Effectiveness
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Wang, Yubing; Chen, Ang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This study aimed to determine the extent to which a concept-based physical education curriculum, specifically the Science of Healthful Living (SHL) curriculum, influenced middle school students' knowledge, motivation for physical education (PE) and physical activity (PA), and out-of-school PA. Methods: A static group comparison design was…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Physical Education, Middle School Students, Knowledge Level
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Lodewyk, Ken; McNamara, Lauren – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2020
Purpose: This study assessed students' levels and associations between recess enjoyment, positive affect, environmental factors, and activity preferences overall and as a function of gender and developmental level. Methods: An online survey was used to gather data from 464 students in Grades 4-8 from nine elementary schools in southwestern…
Descriptors: Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Kwon, Ja Youn; Kulinna, Pamela H.; van der Mars, Hans; Amrein-Beardsley, Audrey; Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Given the emphasis on the important role of physical education within Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs), the purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) prepares teacher candidates for CSPAP roles. Methods: A total of 144 PETE program completed the online…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Kern, Ben D.; Graber, Kim C.; Woods, Amelia Mays; Templin, Tom – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Physical education teachers have been criticized for not implementing progressive or innovative instruction resulting in enhanced student knowledge and skills for lifetime participation in physical activity. Purpose: To investigate how teachers with varying dispositions toward change perceive socializing agents and teaching context as barriers to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Educational Change, Physical Activities, Teacher Attitudes
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Wenner, Julianne A.; Tucker, Kimberly M. B.; Calvert, Hannah G.; Johnson, Tyler G.; Turner, Lindsey – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: This research investigated how social capital relates to physical education (PE) teachers' abilities to facilitate physical activity (PA) outside of PE class in their schools. Methods: Twenty-seven elementary PE teachers were interviewed. Data were analyzed using a multistep qualitative coding process ending in a cross-case analysis.…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Physical Education Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Instructional Leadership
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Galloway, Riley; Booker, Robert; Owens, Scott – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Current in-school physical activity (PA) policies lack regulation, which testifies to the urgency of monitoring in-school moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA). This study quantifies the demographical differences of in-school PA among elementary students. Methods: Fourth grade students wore accelerometers during school for 1 week. The teachers…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Students, Grade 4
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Girard, Stéphanie; St-Amand, Jérôme; Chouinard, Roch – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: To assess if high school students' leisure-time physical activity is predicted by their perception of the motivational climate, their perceived competence, and their achievement goals in physical education (PE) and if these variables interact with each other. Methods: A sample of 843 high school students completed self-reported…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, High School Students, Student Attitudes
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Mandigo, James; Lodewyk, Ken; Tredway, Jay – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of an 8-week after-school intramural program that adopted a Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to facilitate the development of elementary-school-aged children physical literacy. Methods: Using Physical and Health Education Canada's Passport for Life tool, 22…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Literacy
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Edwards, Lori C.; Bryant, Anna S.; Morgan, Kevin; Cooper, Stephen-Mark; Jones, Anwen M. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
ntroduction: Despite increases in research and implementation, physical literacy continues to be largely misinterpreted by practitioners. The purpose of this study was to devise, implement, and evaluate a professional development program that works in a primary school environment to enhance their knowledge and operationalization of physical…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Physical Activities
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Cairney, John; Clark, Heather; Dudley, Dean; Kriellaars, Dean – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: Physical literacy (PL) has been proposed as a key construct for understanding participation in physical activity. However, the lack of an agreed-upon definition and measure has hindered research on the topic. The current study proposed and analyzed the construct validity of a PL model comprised of motor competence, perceived competence,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Literacy, Physical Education, Children
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Keegan, Richard J.; Barnett, Lisa M.; Dudley, Dean A.; Telford, Richard D.; Lubans, David R.; Bryant, Anna S.; Roberts, William M.; Morgan, Philip J.; Schranz, Natasha K.; Weissensteiner, Juanita R.; Vella, Stewart A.; Salmon, Jo; Ziviani, Jenny; Okely, Anthony D.; Wainwright, Nalda; Evans, John R. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Purpose: The development of a physical literacy definition and standards framework suitable for implementation in Australia. Method: Modified Delphi methodology. Results: Consensus was established on four defining statements: Core--Physical literacy is lifelong holistic learning acquired and applied in movement and physical activity contexts;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Holistic Approach, Lifelong Learning
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Kriellaars, Dean J.; Cairney, John; Bortoleto, Marco A. C.; Kiez, Tia K. M.; Dudley, Dean; Aubertin, Patrice – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2019
Objective: To examine the impact of circus arts instruction in physical education (PE) on the physical literacy of children in Grades 4 and 5. Methods: A clustered, quasi-experimental design was used comparing children in schools with circus arts instruction in physical education (n = 101) with children in socioeconomic status-matched schools…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5
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