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Ward, Phillip; Dervent, Fatih; Lee, Yun Soo; Ko, Bomna; Kim, Insook; Tao, Wang – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: This study reports on our efforts toward extending the conceptual understanding of content development in physical education by validating content maps as a measurement tool, examining new categories of instructional tasks to describe content development and validating formulae that can be used to evaluate depth of content development.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Program Validation, Curriculum Development, Course Evaluation
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Walker, Ashley; Langdon, Jody L.; Colquitt, Gavin; McCollum, Starla – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
There is limited research that includes democratic practices to evaluate the PETE program in its ability to prepare preservice teachers (PTs). In other areas such as community health, methodologies have been used to provide a voice to individuals living the experience. The purpose of this study was to examine PTs' perceptions of a teacher…
Descriptors: Program Improvement, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Hastie, Peter A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to review the research literature in physical education to establish what is currently known about the extent to which the national outcome goals have been achieved. Method: Papers were selected through an initial search of the EBSCO database, with main identifiers included being physical education, physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, National Standards, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Education
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Silverman, Stephen – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
This paper provides a comprehensive review of attitude research in physical education. The first section reviews theoretical models that are prevalent in attitude research. Then, the next section describes the methods that were used to locate the research used in the remainder of the paper. The third section discusses measurement issues in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attitude Measures, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Liu, Jiling; Xiang, Ping; Lee, Jihye; Li, Weidong – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The goal of physical education is to instill physical literacy within students. As an important motivation framework, achievement goal theory has been widely used to understand and explain students' cognitive, affective, and behavioral outcomes. In this paper, we reviewed studies examining achievement goals and outcomes in K-12 physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Models
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Garn, Alex C. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Multidimensional measurement is a common theme in motivation research because many constructs are conceptualized as having an overarching general factor (e.g., situational interest) and specific dimensions (e.g., attention demand, challenge, exploration intention, instant enjoyment, novelty). This review addresses current issues associated with…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Structural Equation Models
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Sun, Haichun; Li, Weidong; Shen, Bo – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to review the literature relevant to learning in physical education (PE) according to the self-determination theory (SDT). In this literature review, we first provide an overview of SDT. Second, we discuss students' SDT-related motivational profiles in PE. Third, we illustrate the relationships among students'…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Learning Theories, Self Determination, Student Motivation
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Warburton, Victoria Emily; Spray, Christopher Mark – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: In light of the extensive empirical evidence that implicit theories have important motivational consequences for young people across a range of educational settings we seek to provide a summary of, and personal reflection on, implicit theory research and practice in physical education (PE). Overview: We first provide an introduction to…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Ability, Learning Theories, Misconceptions
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Xiang, Ping; Agbuga, Bülent; Liu, Jiling; McBride, Ron E. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Purpose: Using self-determination theory, this study examined unique contributions of relatedness need satisfaction (to both teachers and peers) to intrinsic motivation and engagement (behavioral, cognitive, and emotional) over and above those of autonomy need satisfaction and competence need satisfaction among Turkish students in secondary school…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Motivation, Secondary School Students, Prediction
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Curran, Thomas; Standage, Martyn – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Motivation research is central to understanding why certain students exhibit high levels of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement with learning, and why others lack interest, display boredom, and withdraw effort (i.e., are disaffected). In this review, tenets within self-determination theory (SDT) are used to provide a…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Learner Engagement, Physical Education Teachers, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Papaioannou, Athanasios G. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
Based on recent trends in positive psychology, on ancient Greek sport literature and particularly on Aristotle's philosophy, the holistic, harmonious and internal motivational components of excellence and their implications for students' motivation for physical activity, health and well-being are presented. While modern motivational theories and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Holistic Approach, Student Motivation, Well Being
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Chen, Ang; Wang, Yubing – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2017
This article focuses on the research on interest, especially situational interest, in physical education. Interest has been considered a powerful motivator for children and adolescents. Based on a conceptualization of individual and situational interest, a reasonable size of evidence has been accumulated showing that situational interest motivates…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Physical Education, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Ward, Phillip; Ayvazo, Shiri – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) is a frequently used concept in the educational community. Its usage is so widespread it appears to function as a "lingua franca" across different subject areas and among researchers within a subject area. Critiques of PCK have suggested it may function at best as a heuristic and at worst as a…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Faculty Development
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Serra-Olivares, Jaime; García-López, Luis M.; Calderón, Antonio – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of modification strategies based on the pedagogical principles of the Teaching Games for Understanding approach on tactical constraints of four 3v3 soccer small-sided games. The Game performance of 21 U-10 players was analyzed in a game similar to the adult game; one based on keeping-the-ball;…
Descriptors: Games, Team Sports, Physical Education, Teaching Methods
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Barnett, Lisa M.; Stodden, David; Cohen, Kristen E.; Smith, Jordan J.; Lubans, David Revalds; Lenoir, Matthieu; Iivonen, Susanna; Miller, Andrew D.; Laukkanen, Arto; Dudley, Dean; Lander, Natalie J.; Brown, Helen; Morgan, Philip J. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2016
Purpose: Recent international conference presentations have critiqued the promotion of fundamental movement skills (FMS) as a primary pedagogical focus. Presenters have called for a debate about the importance of, and rationale for teaching FMS, and this letter is a response to that call. The authors of this letter are academics who actively…
Descriptors: Motion, Psychomotor Skills, Literature Reviews, Skill Development
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