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Creating Powerful Curricula for Student Learning in Physical Education: Contributions of Catherine D. Ennis

Haichun Sun and Tan Zhang

’ perceptions of and responses to a variety of concept-based curricula. These intervention studies focused on the efficacy of concept-based approaches to physical education curricula, including the Movement Education curriculum; the Sport for Peace curriculum; the Science, PE and Me! curriculum; and the

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Remembering Cathy Ennis: The Mentor

Ang Chen

, PE, and Me!”, and “The Science of Healthful Living” study. Each of these studies is an example of scholarship excellence for physical education researchers. I remember Cathy as one of the greatest mentors. She was an optimistic inspiration for everyone around her, especially her students. When we

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Fostering Motivation in Physical Education to Promote Learning and Achievement

Senlin Chen and Melinda Solmon

, challenge, and exploration. These manipulations have been incorporated in a series of large-scale curriculum interventions such as the Science, PE, and Me Curriculum , and the Curriculum of Healthful-Living , which have shown success in increasing situation interest and improving meaningful educational

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Kinesiology and Physical Education: A Curriculum (Dis)Alignment Perspective

Ang Chen

schools). The Science, PE, and Me! consists of 90 lessons, 30 for each of the third, fourth, and fifth grade. The 30 lessons are organized into three units focusing on cardiorespiratory health ( Dr. Love’s Healthy Heart ), muscular function and health ( Micky’s Mighty Muscles ), and healthy flexibility

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Curriculum Intervention Research as a Source of Knowledge of Most Worth

Ang Chen, Bo Shen, and Xihe Zhu

design and field-test several concept-based physical education curricula. Each is a piece of exemplary work for those who care about curriculum development. These curricula include Sport for Peace (1996–1999; Ennis et al., 1999 ), 1 Science, PE, and Me! (2003–2008; Chen, Martin, Sun, & Ennis, 2007

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Large-Scale Physical Education Interventions: Past, Present, and Future

Darla M. Castelli and Ang Chen

, such as physical inactivity and its consequences in children. Large-scale school program interventions often adopt this approach. For example, CATCH and SPARK used similar approaches; so did Ennis’s Science, PE and Me! and The Science of Healthful Living interventions. Using the team-science approach