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In: Handbook of Physical Education

Chapter 11: Time and Learning in Physical Education

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Time and Learning in Physical Education
Time and learning in physical education

The study of time-based variables in Sport Pedagogy has a much-celebrated history as part of a developing understanding of daily life for teachers and students in physical education. Initial studies on time made it abundantly clear that time is a precious resource for teachers. As in classroom research, time-based research provided one of the most widely recognized variables relative to teacher effectiveness in physical education: Academic Learning Time-Physical Education (ALT-PE). A derivative of the classroom-based Academic Learning Time (ALT) variable, ALT-PE is defined as the time students spend appropriately/successfully engaged in a subject matter-related task (Siedentop et al., 1982). This temporal dimension of appropriate motor engagement is considered a key indicator of teacher effectiveness, ...

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