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Telford, Rohan M.; Olive, Lisa S.; Keegan, Richard J.; Keegan, Sarah; Barnett, Lisa M.; Telford, Richard D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Health organisations such as the United Nations continue to place an expectation on school physical education (PE) programmes and wider school strategies to ensure students develop physical literacy and receive the well-established benefits of meeting physical activity guidelines. Barriers to meet this expectation such as lack of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Psychomotor Skills
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Benítez-Sillero, J. D.; Corredor-Corredor, D.; Córdoba-Alcaide, F.; Calmaestra, J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Bullying is a social problem where there is a phenomenon of intentional aggression that occurs in all schools. It has multiple negative consequences for the victim's psychological health. As school is a context for learning about life in society, strategies to prevent such attitudes and behaviours should be encouraged. Although some…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Intervention, Prevention
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Redondo-Tebar, Andres; Fatouros, Ioannis G.; Martinez-Vizcaino, Vicente; Ruíz-Hermosa, Abel; Notario-Pacheco, Blanca; Sanchez-Lopez, Mairena – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Motor competence, defined as a person's ability to execute different motor skills, is directly associated with children's physical, mental, and social development and may be essential in encouraging an active lifestyle in childhood. Although health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in children has been described as an individual's…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Quality of Life, Motor Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Cope, Ed; Cushion, Christopher J.; Harvey, Stephen; Partington, Mark – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Coach education discourse has largely suppressed learners' involvement in learning. To address this, there have been calls for more humanistic approaches to form the basis of formal learning programmes. However, there remains a paucity of research that has investigated what works and why when it comes to the impact of these programmes.…
Descriptors: Humanism, Athletic Coaches, Program Effectiveness, Recreational Activities
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Huhtiniemi, Mikko; Salin, Kasper; Lahti, Jukka; Sääkslahti, Arja; Tolvanen, Asko; Watt, Anthony; Jaakkola, Timo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Fitness testing is a commonly applied learning and teaching practice implemented in both secondary and elementary school physical education (PE). Many teachers believe that by using a variety of different tests, they are able to provide students with feedback regarding their fitness status, and furthermore, increase students'…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Telford, Rohan M.; Olive, Lisa S.; Keegan, Richard J.; Keegan, Sarah; Telford, Richard D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Physical education (PE) can be considered the centrepiece of school physical literacy (PL) programs, but ineffective lessons or an absence of PE across the public primary school system has raised concern. This study aimed to evaluate the implementation, acceptability and impact of teacher delivery of PE as part of a multicomponent…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Literacy, Elementary School Students, Physical Education Teachers
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Coimbra, Manuel; Cody, Robyn; Kreppke, Jan-Niklas; Gerber, Markus – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: School-based physical education has been associated with a multitude of potential learning outcomes. Representatives of a public health perspective suggest that promoting physical activity in and outside the context of school is an important endeavour. While the importance of behavioural skill training to improve (motor) learning is…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Behavior Development, Skill Development, Exercise
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Stoszkowski, John; Hodgkinson, Aran; Collins, Dave – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Coaching researchers have stressed the need for critical reflection in practitioners, as an important tool to facilitate development. In parallel, however, coaches' preference for more informal development methods are well documented. The increased impact of social media and other online applications offers new ways to pursue these…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Reflection
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Ferreira, Heidi Jancer; Kirk, David; Drigo, Alexandre Janotta – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: It is well established in the literature how exercise prevents chronic diseases. Nevertheless, we still lack knowledge about the ways in which health-related bodily practices might contribute to health promotion. Less is known about pedagogies in public health directed at adult and older-age groups, within non-formal educational…
Descriptors: Adults, Older Adults, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Mattsson, Torun; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Research has indicated that an aesthetic perspective on movement is lacking in physical education and that exploratory teaching assignments are rare. Purpose: The aim of the paper is to explore how PE teachers approach the issue of teaching expressive dance and which learning processes students are involved in while dancing.…
Descriptors: Dance, Self Expression, Creativity, Physical Education Teachers
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Dyson, Ben; Howley, Donal; Shen, Yanhua – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background/purpose: It has been suggested that cooperative learning (CL) is a model-based practice which can develop students' social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies in physical education (PE) (Casey, Ashley, and Javier Fernandez-Rio. 2019. "Cooperative Learning and the Affective Domain." "Journal of Physical Education,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Social Emotional Learning
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Draghi, Tatiane Targino Gomes; Cavalcante Neto, Jorge Lopes; Tudella, Eloisa – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have deficits in fundamental motor skills (e.g. catching, flinging, jumping and running) and complex motor skills (related to the contexts of sports, games and leisure) when compared to their typically developing peers. These deficits may compromise motor performance, impacting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Disabilities
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Casey, Ashley; MacPhail, Ann; Larsson, Håkan; Quennerstedt, Mikael – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: Advocacy through the work of many scholars in physical education and sport pedagogy highlights a significant direction towards which physical education is moving in light of calls for change. Importantly, and despite the 'newness' of the terms, 'pedagogical models' and 'Models-based Practice' (MbP) are beginning to shape the vocabulary…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Practices, Models, Teaching Models
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Burnett, Cora – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: In 2016, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) selected South Africa as a pilot country for policy reforms in Quality Physical Education (QPE).Purpose: This initiative required a national research project on the 'state and status of physical education in South African public schools'. The South…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Quality, Educational Benefits, Public Schools
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Palheta, Carlos Ewerton; Ciampolini, Vitor; Nunes, Eduardo Leal Goulart; Santos, Fernando; Milistetd, Michel – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2021
Background: In many countries, sport programs have been designed in order to enhance young people's lives through the Positive Youth Development (PYD) framework and the teaching of life skills. In Brazil, there is a growing presence of programs that seek to meet these goals. Therefore, we conducted a case study to understand how one specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Athletics, Guidelines
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