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Yoon, Keejoon; Armour, Kathleen M. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: A new national physical education (PE) curriculum has been developed in South Korea and PE teachers have been challenged to deliver new transferable educational outcomes in character development through PE. In one geographical area, in order to support teachers to make required changes, a Communities of Practice (CoP) approach to…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, College Faculty, Communities of Practice
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Providing motivationally supportive physical education experiences for learners is crucial, since empirical evidence in sport and physical education research has associated intrinsic motivation with positive educational outcomes. Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a valuable framework for examining motivationally supportive…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith; Brymer, Eric – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: Physical education teacher education (PETE) programmes have been identified as a critical platform to encourage the exploration of alternative teaching approaches by pre-service teachers. However, the socio-cultural constraint of acculturation or past physical education and sporting experiences results in the maintenance of the status…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Physical Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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De Meyer, Jotie; Soenens, Bart; Aelterman, Nathalie; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Haerens, Leen – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: In Self-Determination Theory (SDT), a well-validated macro-theory on human motivation, a distinction is made between internally controlling teaching practices (e.g. guilt-induction and shaming) and externally controlling practices (e.g. threats and punishments, commands). While both practices are said to undermine students' motivation,…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Theories, Motivation, Teaching Methods
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Ko, Bomna; Boswell, Boni; Yoon, Seok – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Recognition of the importance of the development of intercultural competence (ICC) has placed intense pressure on teacher education programs to infuse a global perspective into their programs. Several studies have proposed integration of global elements into teacher education programs. Although the use of online tools for…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Teacher Education Programs, Physical Education, Graduate Students
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Whipp, Peter; Taggart, Andrew; Jackson, Ben – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: This study was grounded in the differentiated instructional model where teachers tailor content, process/support, and product in response to their students' levels of readiness and interest. The value of differentiated teaching is well established; however, the implementation of such a technique is difficult due to differences in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Individualized Instruction, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Moy, Brendan; Renshaw, Ian; Davids, Keith – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2014
Background: The development of intelligent, thinking performers as a central theme in physical education curriculum documents worldwide has highlighted the need for an evolution of teaching styles from the dominant reproductive approach. This has prompted an Australian university to change the content and delivery of a games unit within their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Games, Acculturation
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Alfrey, Laura; Cale, Lorraine; Webb, Louisa A. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: As a component of the physical education curriculum, Health-Related Exercise (HRE) has been subject to intensive critique in terms of its status, organisation and expression in schools. Concerns and questions have also been raised about physical education teachers' professional knowledge of health and the extent to which HRE features…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Professional Development
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Carnus, Marie-France – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: My theoretical background draws on physical education (PE) clinical didactics. It questions the specific nature of this academic subject matter, how it is transmitted and how it is internalized considering teachers' individuality. I intend to describe and understand how newly qualified and experienced PE teachers interact with their…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Verbal Communication, Linguistics, Teaching Methods
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Sanchez, Beth; Byra, Mark; Wallhead, Tristan L. – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: For many physical educators, the Spectrum of Teaching Styles serves as a "tool box" for meeting the different needs of students and goals in physical education. Despite the proliferation in Spectrum research in which researchers have examined teacher experience and student skill, knowledge, and social learning within the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Socialization, Teaching Styles, Physical Activities
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Zach, Sima; Harari, Israel; Harari, Nurit – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2012
Background: The term teacher efficacy is defined as teachers' belief in their ability to significantly affect their pupils' learning. Studies in the physical education (PE) domain seeking sources of teaching efficacy reported on the links among external environmental factors, content knowledge, and "learners" active engagement in…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Experienced Teachers, Self Efficacy, Physical Education
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Meldrum, Kathryn – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: A key aim of a physical education teacher education (PETE) program is to promote wide and deep knowledge, enabling students to establish connections and understand contexts within and beyond education, physical education and their life worlds. Most often PETE programs equip students with content knowledge and pedagogical strategies…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers
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Gray, Shirley; Sproule, John – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2011
Background: To develop pupils' team invasion games (TIG) performance within physical education (PE), practitioners have traditionally adopted teacher-centred, skill-focused approaches. Teaching Games for Understanding and the Tactical approach are alternative approaches to TIG teaching that aim to develop overall game performance, including…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Team Sports, Intervention, Games
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Shoval, Ella; Erlich, Ilana; Fejgin, Naomi – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2010
Background: Research regarding beginning teachers' typical responses to the difficulties encountered at work relates to the professional, personal and environmental aspects of teaching. At the professional level, research describes mainly the beginner's difficulties in dealing with discipline problems, in using teaching methods efficiently, in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Discipline Problems, Interviews, Moral Values
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Bailey, Richard; Morley, David; Dismore, Harriet – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2009
Background: Although there has been a great deal of research on talent development in sport and education, there has been a distinct lack of research on developing talent specifically in a curricular physical education context. Yet, all schools in England are expected to identify and support their talented pupils. Purpose: In order to investigate…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Physical Education, Gifted, Talent Identification
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