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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.

Constructivist Perspectives on Learning
Constructivist perspectives on learning
Introduction

This chapter reviews research in physical education conducted from constructivist perspectives. Although much if not most research on teaching, learning, and curriculum in physical education owes an allegiance to some theoretical orientation, this review is limited to those studies that explicitly used a constructivist perspective to guide the design of the study or interpret the findings. This limitation resulted in an incomplete portrayal of what research has reported about particular topics because many topics studied from a constructivist perspective have been studied from other perspectives. Because physical education researchers are interested in studying learning by both students in physical education settings and by pre-service and in-service teachers in teacher education settings, this review includes studies of physical education ...

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