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Marmeleira, José; Folgado, Hugo; Martínez Guardado, Ismael; Batalha, Nuno – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Assessment is crucial for the quality of teaching and learning in physical education (PE). Currently little is known about the students' level of achievement in PE and about the parameters used for calculating the PE grades. Although there is evidence that boys are more active outside school than girls and participate more in organized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Student Evaluation, Secondary School Students
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Kok, Marjan; Komen, Annet; van Capelleveen, Laurien; van der Kamp, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Laboratory studies have shown that self-controlled (video) feedback benefits motor learning and self-motivational beliefs. These outcomes are relevant to Physical Education (PE), but need to be verified for PE settings, in which practice and feedback need to be organized in large groups rather than individually as is common in…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Feedback (Response), Psychomotor Skills, Self Motivation
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De Meester, An; Van Duyse, Femke; Aelterman, Nathalie; De Muynck, Gert-Jan; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Research stemming from Self-Determination Theory (SDT) shows that physical education (PE) teachers who endorse an autonomy-supportive and structuring motivating style positively affect students' motivation, engagement and learning. Choice provision and positive feedback are two concrete strategies that are part of an…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Tests, Motor Development, Self Determination
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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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Alfrey, Laura; O'Connor, Justen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Contemporary scholarship calls for the Health and Physical Education (HPE) profession to pay attention to the practical translation of the critical agenda. Whilst invitations to criticality have featured in HPE scholarship for decades, there have been limited attempts to explore how the critical agenda translates into practice in HPE.…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Suburban Schools
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Grimminger-Seidensticker, Elke; Möhwald, Aiko – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: Modern Western societies are comprised of social and cultural diversity. As such, it is important that young people develop an awareness and appreciation of different cultures. Physical education (PE) and sport are often considered spaces where intercultural competence and social cohesion can be addressed through motor, social,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Social Integration, Group Unity, Multicultural Education
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Safron, Carrie – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background and purpose: Messages and initiatives around childhood obesity, health and fitness continue to circulate multiple pedagogical sites (physical education, after-school, media), reproducing a narrow stereotype of the healthy, fit body. While participatory, activist research has offered ways to counter problematic messages that youth…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Physical Education, Stereotypes, African American Students
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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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Koekoek, Jeroen; van der Kamp, John; Walinga, Wytse; van Hilvoorde, Ivo – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Digital video has been increasingly adopted as a pedagogical tool in physical education. One implementation is in teaching students' tactical understanding in games, in which it can promote students' perceptions and shared understanding in learning tactical situations within a game-based approach.Purpose: The central aim of this study…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Games, Team Sports, Video Technology
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Joy, Phillip; Larsson, Håkan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Masculinities are fluid and socially constructed. Physical education is one means by which masculinities are constituted. Some masculinities may be limited through content, activities, and pedagogy of physical education that shape the way students come to know gender. The purpose of this study was to explore how movements contribute to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masculinity, Human Body, Physical Education
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Lindgren, R.; Barker, D. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Despite the existence of numerous pedagogical models, Aggerholm, Standal, Barker and Larsson [2018. Aggerholm, K., O. Standal, D. M. Barker, and H. Larsson. 2018. "On Practising in Physical Education: Outline for a Pedagogical Model." "Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy" 23 (2): 197-208] recently made a case for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Movement Education, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Models
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Petiot, Oriane; Saury, Jacques – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Introduction: Student engagement with learning activities is considered in educational research as a primary facilitator of academic achievement and student learning. Teachers play a major role in student engagement with learning activities. The use of metaphors is a way to promote this engagement, especially when students are struggling in…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Learning Activities, Physical Education, Learner Engagement
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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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