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Haerens, L.; Vansteenkiste, M.; De Meester, A.; Delrue, J.; Tallir, I.; Vande Broek, G.; Goris, W.; Aelterman, N. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: According to Self-Determination Theory, teachers and sport coaches can differ in the motivating style they rely upon to motivate young people. When endorsing an autonomy-supportive motivating style, instructors try to identify, vitalize, and nurture youngsters' inner motivational resources. In contrast, instructors with a dominant…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Athletes, Physical Education, Motivation Techniques
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Gerdin, Göran; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Pleasure is often a key feature of school physical education (PE) and, indeed, a lot of students find pleasure in and through PE while others do not. However, pleasure is rarely considered to be of educational value in the subject [Pringle, R. (2010). "Finding Pleasure in Physical Education: A Critical Examination of the Educative…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Males, Power Structure, Secondary School Students
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Llobet-Martí, Bernat; López-Ros, Víctor; Vila, Ignasi – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The social constructivist perspective emphasises that learning is a process of self-construction of knowledge in a social context. Game-centred approaches, such as teaching games for understanding, have been used in accordance with this perspective. The process of transferring learning responsibility takes place when the learner is…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Physical Education, Student Responsibility, Novices
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Gu, Xiangli; Chen, Yu-Lin; Jackson, Allen W.; Zhang, Tao – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School physical education (PE) programs provide a prime environment for interventions that attempt to develop school-aged children's motor competence and overall physical fitness, while also stimulating competence motivation to engage in physical activity during childhood. It is generally recognized that a pedometer-based intervention…
Descriptors: Intervention, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation, Physical Activities
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Hastie, Peter A.; Johnson, Jerraco L.; Rudisill, Mary E. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: The template for the current study was the project conducted by Rosenthal [1973. "An Ecological Study of Free Play in the Nursery School." Doctoral diss., Wayne State University] where she investigated the attraction and holding power of various learning centres during free play in a naturalistic preschool setting.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Care Centers
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Devís-Devís, José; Pereira-García, Sofía; López-Cañada, Elena; Pérez-Samaniego, Víctor; Fuentes-Miguel, Jorge – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: School is one of the primary settings where non-gender conformer children and adolescents emerge as vulnerable groups at high risk of suffering violence and harassment. Within schooling contexts, embodied experiences in physical education (PE) may become particularly problematic for trans students. However, there is little research…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Secondary School Students, Sexual Identity, Social Bias
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Landi, Dillon – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Physical education has historically been a repressive place for queer persons. Since physical education spaces are predominantly heteronormative, research on sexual identity management has shown lesbian teachers often try to "pass" as straight or distance themselves from their sexualities. There has been no research to date…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Physical Education Teachers
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Wiltshire, Gareth; Lee, Jessica; Evans, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Population health concerns related to physical inactivity and obesity appear in policy documents, government campaigns and popular media across western societies. Children and young people have been targeted for physical activity promotion and schools have been positioned as sites for intervention. In particular, Physical Education and…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Grimminger-Seidensticker, Elke; Möhwald, Aiko – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Due to migration processes, cultural diversity and strangeness are becoming characteristics of modern society. The competence to handle this heterogeneity--the so-called intercultural competence--is a key competence for all children and youths. Sports and physical education (PE) are often considered as a particular field for enhancing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Physical Education, Immigration, Cultural Pluralism
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Aasland, Erik; Walseth, Kristin; Engelsrud, Gunn – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Previous research on physical education (PE) teaching practice indicates that an exercise physiology discourse has assumed a dominant position within the field. Research shows that PE teachers are likely to emphasise physical fitness training in their teaching, and PE teachers seem to appreciate pupils who show high levels of physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activity Level, Teaching Methods, Exercise Physiology
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Enright, Eimear; Coll, Leanne; Ní Chróinín, Deirdre; Fitzpatrick, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Student voice agendas have been slow to permeate higher educational institutions. Curricula in universities, like those in primary and secondary education, are still usually made for students by teachers who, while they may have the best interests of the students in mind, rarely if ever engage students in curriculum decision-making.…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Borghouts, Lars B.; Slingerland, Menno; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Assessment can have various functions, and is an important impetus for student learning. For assessment to be effective, it should be aligned with curriculum goals and of sufficient quality. Although it has been suggested that assessment quality in physical education (PE) is suboptimal, research into actual assessment practices has…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Questionnaires, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Walton-Fisette, Theresa A.; Chase, Laura Frances – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Throughout this mediated society, young people, in particular, are mass consumers of corporatized media. The mediation of sport has long been critically examined within sociology and physical cultural studies [(e.g. Mcdonald, M. G., and S. Birrell. 1999. "Reading Sport Critically: A Methodology for Interrogating Power."…
Descriptors: Films, Physical Education, Content Analysis, Best Practices
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Andersson, Joacim; Maivorsdotter, Ninitha – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Pedagogical research on career is encouraged to not limit sport learning to athletic skills, coaching effectiveness and coach-athlete relationships, but to also focus on learning in a multidimensional sense in the context of an athlete's individual and social biography. This article examines an elite athlete's career path as a body…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Athletics, Athletes
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Araújo, Rui Manuel Flores; Hastie, Peter Andrew; de Assunção Bessa Pereira, Cristiana Helena; Mesquita, Isabel Maria Ribeiro – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: One of the essential elements within Sport Education is the inclusion of student roles and responsibilities. While previous research has examined students' performance in officiating tasks, the examination of student-coaches' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) within peer-assisted tasks of Sport Education has been scarce. Indeed, the…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Athletic Coaches
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