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Sato, Takahiro; Tsuda, Emi; Ellison, Douglas; Hodge, Samuel R. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Formal and informal professional development has played a central role in teachers' growth in Japan for many decades [Collinson, V., and Y. Ono. 2001. "The Professional Development of Teachers in the United States and Japan." "European Journal of Teacher Education" 24 (2): 223-248]. This is especially true for…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Communities of Practice, Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Jacobs, Jennifer M.; Ivy, Victoria Nicole; Lawson, Michael A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Pedagogical models have become an established component of physical education over the past several decades. One such model, the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility model, has gained momentum in practice and research, though little is known regarding its use in preservice teacher training. The model follows a flexible format…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Physical Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Marttinen, Risto; Daum, David N.; Banville, Dominique; Fredrick, Ray N. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background and purpose: The purpose of this research was to understand the experiences of pre-service teachers in a service-learning program. The research questions that guided this research were: (1) How does an after-school service-learning program that utilizes pre-service teachers develop students' pedagogy? (2) What are the experiences of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Service Learning, Low Income, After School Programs
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Hollett, Nikki; Brock, Sheri J.; Grimes, Jessica R.; Cosgrove, Brenna – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background and purpose: Perceptions of social status can marginalize and exclude students participating in educational group work. In physical education, students may alter interactions based on the group composition. However, research has offered limited evidence to identify characteristics that can potentially predict social hierarchy. The…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Social Status, Physical Education, Group Activities
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Nobre, Francisco Salviano Sales; Valentini, Nadia Cristina; Rusidill, Mary Elizabeth – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: This study applied the Person-Process-Context-Time model based on Bioecological theory to investigate the sociocultural influences on motor skill development. Purpose: The objectives of the present study were: (a) to assess the personal resources associated with the development of motor skills of children from three different…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Rubeli, Benjamin; Oswald, Esther; Conzelmann, Achim; Schmid, Jürg; Valkanover, Stefan; Schmidt, Mirko – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Schoolchildren's personality development is considered a central goal of physical education (PE). With regard to the relationship between psychological well-being and global self-esteem over the life course, the promotion of positive self-esteem is an issue of particular significance. Past research revealed that PE taught with an…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Physical Education, Self Concept, Faculty Development
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Macken, Suzy; MacPhail, Ann; Calderon, Antonio – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Despite the consensus regarding the value of school placement experiences for primary pre-service teachers (PSTs) in teacher education programmes, challenges remain in PSTs' ability to transfer the knowledge gained on assessment for learning (AfL) in their initial teacher education (ITE) programmes to the reality of the primary…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers
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Chang, Seung Ho; Ward, Phillip; Goodway, Jacqueline D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Recent studies have found the effects of improvements in teachers' content knowledge (CK) on enacted pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and student learning outcomes. However, there is little research exploring the relationship between PCK and student learning in an individual fundamental motor skill-based elementary physical…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Faculty Development, Workshops, Psychomotor Skills
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Shiver, Victoria N.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Hemphill, Michael A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: As schools become more diverse, preservice physical educators remain predominantly White from middle class backgrounds. There is a need to provide future teachers with cultural awareness and social justice training. The culturally relevant physical education framework provides three steps to follow, the tenets of which align with the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Physical Education, Social Responsibility
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Morgan, Kevin; Bryant, Anna S.; Edwards, Lowri C.; Mitchell-Williams, Emma – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The primary school age group (aged 5-11 years) is acknowledged as a critical period in the development of physical activity patterns and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Furthermore, high quality physical education (PE) is crucial for the development of lifelong physical activity behaviours and is highly dependent on the interaction…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Elementary School Teachers
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Ellison, Douglas W.; Mays-Woods, Amelia – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Emotional resilience can be vital to longevity in high-poverty school settings. Equally important to staying the course is the ability to remain motivated despite the unique challenges presented by teaching in high-poverty schools. Students within these schools need teachers who are able to manage their emotions and remain positive and…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Resilience (Psychology), Poverty, Teacher Attitudes
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Rocamora, Irene; González-Víllora, Sixto; Fernández-Río, Javier; Arias-Palencia, Natalia María – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Advances in technology have changed children's lifestyle so much that the majority of them do not meet the recommended 60 min of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Compulsory Physical Education has been highlighted as an ideal context to achieve the suggested physical activity (PA) goals, since it could be the only place…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Activities, Games, Performance
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García-López, Luis M.; Gutiérrez, David; Sánchez-Mora, David; Harvey, Stephen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: A recurrent theme posited by academics is the lack of widespread utilization of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) by physical education (PE) teachers in schools, particularly in the form it was initially described. Using TGfU in practice is challenging for many teachers impacting its adoption. Purpose: The objective of this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Educational Games, Physical Education Teachers
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Simonton, Kelly L.; Mercier, Kevin; Garn, Alex C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: The use of fitness tests in physical education (PE) receives extensive scrutiny and represents one of the most fiercely debated topics in PE research. Fitness test proponents often provide unwavering support citing their positive long-term benefits while critics underscore the corrosive long-term pitfalls associated with their use in…
Descriptors: Tests, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Education
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Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Beni, Stephanie; Fletcher, Tim; Griffin, Ciara; Price, Caitlin – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Teachers' visions are vivid and concrete images of ideal classroom practices. A vision for teaching is important to both practices in the classroom as well as teacher development across time. A useful tool to explore and analyse the role of vision in teacher practices is provided by [Hammerness, K. 2003. "Learning to Hope, or…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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