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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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Bedard, Chloe; Bremer, Emily; Cairney, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2020
Background: The Move 2 Learn (M2L) program is an evidence-based intervention designed to improve movement and pre-literacy skills in children ages 1.5-6 years. Purpose: The objective of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention as delivered by non-experts in a community-based setting. Methods: Staff from four…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Movement Education, Intervention
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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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Langdon, Jody L.; Wittenberg, Megan – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: In the U.S. college/university setting, physical activity courses are often offered as part of the general education program, where students earn college credits towards the completion of their degree program. These courses are typically taught by graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), who face several challenges in instructing…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students, Physical Activities, Teacher Competencies
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Legrain, Pascal; Escalié, Guillaume; Lafont, Lucile; Chaliès, Sébastien – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: One of the key questions of physical education teacher educators (PETE) programmes refers to whether future teachers are prepared to build knowledge and skills to feel self-efficacious in teaching physical education (PE). This issue concerns the instructional model of teaching used to help PE pre-service teachers to master both…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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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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Reina, R.; Healy, S.; Roldán, A.; Hemmelmayr, I.; Klavina, A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Physical Education teachers (PET) self-efficacy (SE) is a cornerstone for a successful inclusion of students with special educational needs. This study aims to evaluate the effect of a training program called "Incluye-T" on the SE of Spanish in-service PETs (n = 229) toward the inclusion of students with special education needs in…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Inclusion, Self Efficacy, Physical Education Teachers
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Práxedes, Alba; Del Villar Álvarez, Fernando; Moreno, Alberto; Gil-Arias, Alexander; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Purpose: This study analysed the effects of a training intervention programme using principles of Non-Linear Pedagogy (NLP) on the decision making (DM) and performance behaviours (P) of youth footballers. Method: 19 footballers (U12 yrs) participated in 14 training sessions, spread over three phases: Pre-intervention, Intervention, Retention. The…
Descriptors: Training, Intervention, Teaching Methods, Decision Making
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Hemphill, Michael A.; Gordon, Barrie; Wright, Paul M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2019
Background: Sport-based youth development (SBYD) programs aim to teach life skills to youth within a physical activity context. An explicit objective of most SBYD programs is that youth learn to apply, or transfer, life skills beyond the sports program. Limited research has been conducted on the cognitive processes that help youth understand how…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Adolescent Development, Athletics, Positive Behavior Supports
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Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Fletcher, Tim; O'Sullivan, Mary – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Concerns that current forms of physical education teacher education (PETE) are not adequately providing teachers with the tools necessary for working with the realities and challenges of teaching physical education in contemporary schools has led some scholars to advocate for an approach that prioritises meaningfulness in physical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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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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Morales-Belando, María T.; Calderón, Antonio; Arias-Estero, José L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2018
Background: Although a great deal of research has been undertaken from 1982 on TGfU, teachers consider its implementation to be complex and are reluctant to integrate it into their teaching practice. Furthermore, some TGfU literature does not suggest how it might be implemented and how problems might be overcome. On the other hand, a review of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Skill Development, Program Effectiveness
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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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Tian, Haili; du Toit, Dorita; Toriola, Abel L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: The absence of Physical Education (PE) from the South African school curriculum before its reintroduction in recent years contributed to health concerns regarding the low physical activity (PA) levels of children and adolescents in South Africa. Purpose: This study evaluated the effects of a once-a-week enhanced quality PE programme on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Physical Education, Physical Activity Level
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