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Iannucci, Cassandra; MacPhail, Ann – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
It has been noted that individual characteristics and workplace factors have rarely been combined to gain a more holistic understanding of teachers' career trajectories (Rinke, 2008. Understanding teachers' careers: Linking professional life to professional path. "Educational Research Review," 3(1), 1-13.; Schaefer, Long, &…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Individual Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Hordvik, Mats; MacPhail, Ann; Ronglan, Lars Tore – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
The pre-service teacher (PST) learning process has been claimed to include multiple and complex forms of learning because various areas of knowledge growth occur at the same time. In the Sport Education (SE) literature, there has been a noticeable dearth of research regarding how PSTs learn, interpret and deliver the model. While several studies…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Athletics
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MacPhail, Ann – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
Given that the expectation of the British Educational Research Association Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special Interest Group Scholar Lecture is to position yourself throughout the paper, I will start with sharing my academic/career biography, acknowledging that our biographies are inextricably linked to our work and life practices. I…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Biographies, Teaching Methods, Apprenticeships
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McEvoy, Eileen; Heikinaro-Johansson, Pilvikki; MacPhail, Ann – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
The aim of this paper was to gain an understanding of the views of a group of physical education teacher educators on the purpose(s) of school physical education and whether, how and why these views have changed over time. Semi-structured individual interviews were carried out with thirteen physical education teacher educators; a fourteenth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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McEvoy, Eileen; MacPhail, Ann; Enright, Eimear – Sport, Education and Society, 2016
Through an examination of the experiences of young people in one disadvantaged area, this paper adds to an emerging body of knowledge focused on what place physical activity occupies in the lives of young people in areas of disadvantage. A total of 40 young people (21 males, 19 females) participated in focus group interviews. The research question…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Disadvantaged Youth, Teaching Methods
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Leirhaug, Petter E.; MacPhail, Ann – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
The international agenda for assessment continues to convey a growing interest in assessment for learning (AfL) as a tool to support learning and enhance teaching. Complementing this, the recent literature on assessment in physical education acknowledges the need for physical educators to integrate AfL into their teaching and assessment practice…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Formative Evaluation
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Tannehill, Deborah; MacPhail, Ann; Walsh, Julia; Woods, Catherine – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
The Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity (CSPPA) study is a unique multi-centre/discipline study undertaken by three Irish institutions, Dublin City University, University of Limerick and University College Cork. The study sought to assess participation in physical activity, physical education and sport (PAPES) among 10-18 year…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Foreign Countries
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MacPhail, Ann; Collier, Connie; O'Sullivan, Mary – Sport, Education and Society, 2009
This paper strives to provide an insight into the multifaceted relationships that young people have, examining the social, cultural and institutional discourses, which shape their lives. We set out to discuss, from an empirical poststructuralist perspective, the way in which Irish adolescents write about the reality of their lives and privilege…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Physical Activities, Popular Culture, Student Interests
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MacPhail, Ann – Sport, Education and Society, 2004
It is important to identify the factors that impinge on teachers in making decisions regarding the teaching of a syllabus in order that such factors can be addressed in the construction and dissemination of a syllabus. Related to this is the centralisation of certain agents in the production of curriculum structure and syllabus and teachers' role…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Decision Making, Course Descriptions