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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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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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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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Domville, Matthew; Watson, Paula Mary; Richardson, David; Graves, Lee Edwin Fisher – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Physical education (PE) is a key setting for children to engage in health-enhancing physical activity (PA). Factors influencing PE enjoyment in secondary schools are well researched. Less is known, however, about the factors children in elementary schools perceive to be important in promoting enjoyment, and how the current PE delivery…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns, Physical Activities
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Petrie, Kirsten; Devcich, Joel; Fitzgerald, Hayley – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: In Aotearoa New Zealand, as it is internationally, there is a desire to ensure physical education is inclusive of all students regardless of their abilities. Yet, medical discourses associated with disability continue to position students who are perceived as not having the capacity to participate fully in traditional physical…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Inclusion, Disabilities, Action Research
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Centeio, Erin E.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Moore, E. Whitney G.; Kulik, Noel; Garn, Alex; Martin, Jeffrey; McCaughtry, Nate – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Purpose: Given the recent push to increase children's physical activity levels through whole-of-school approaches, the relationship between physical activity and academic achievement has received much attention. Therefore, this study sought to understand the relationship between academic achievement and healthy school transformations in urban…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Correlation, Holistic Approach, Health Promotion
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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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Overton, Hannah; Wrench, Alison; Garrett, Robyne – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Laws and legislation have prompted movement from special education towards inclusive education, whereby students with disabilities are included in mainstream physical education (PE) classes. It is widely acknowledged that including students with disabilities in PE presents significant challenges in relation to meeting the diverse needs…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Physical Education
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van Aart, I.; Hartman, E.; Elferink-Gemser, M.; Mombarg, R.; Visscher, C. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Many children aged 9-12 appear to have low levels of fundamental movement skills (FMS). Physical education (PE) is important because PE-teachers can teach children a variety of FMS and can influence PE-motivation. However, declined levels of PE-motivation are reported in the final grades of elementary school. Therefore, more insight in…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Physical Education, Preadolescents, Males
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Hastie, Peter A.; Ward, Jeffrey K.; Brock, Sheri J. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: A guiding principle of Sport Education is that all students get equal opportunity to play, which is expedited through the use of small-sided contests. One element included within the philosophy of Sport Education is that of "graded competition." In graded competition, leagues are arranged that match students of similar skill…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Grading, Competition
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