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What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.

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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