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Takahiro Sato and Samuel Russell Hodge

The purpose of this study was to describe and explain the teaching experiences of African American physical education teacher candidates in secondary physical education programs at urban schools. The research design was explanatory multiple-case study situated in positioning theory (Harré & van Langenhove, 1999). The participants were seven African American physical education teacher candidates. The data sources were interviews, self-reflective journal logs, and e-portfolios. The data were analyzed using a constant comparative method (Boeije, 2010). The thematic findings were: (a) tacit positioning (unconscious and unintentional), (b) self–other discourse, and (c) reflective positioning. The study’s findings offer additional empirical evidence that physical education teacher education programs must do more to better prepare teacher candidates for working in urban schools with greater cultural competency and higher self-efficacy.

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Phillip Ward, Yaohui He, Xiaozan Wang and Weidong Li

Pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) was first proposed by Shulman ( 1986 , 1987 ) three decades ago. Shulman’s intent was to draw attention to the role of content in understanding teaching and learning. A defining feature of PCK is the transformation of content knowledge into meaningful ways for

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Cole G. Armstrong, Theodore M. Butryn, Vernon L. Andrews and Matthew A. Masucci

by event organizers), and although all have unique teaching foci and research interests, the authors share a commitment to providing their university students with timely and critical insights related to the intersections of social issues and sport management/sport studies. To this end, while the

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Shane Pill and Brendon Hyndman

In the 1982 special edition of the Bulletin of Physical Education titled “Reflecting on the Teaching of Games,” the model of games teaching that had been developing at Loughborough University since the late 1960s was outlined ( Almond, 2015 ). This teaching games for understanding model of games

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Yaohui He, Phillip Ward and Xiaozan Wang

Content knowledge is essential knowledge for teaching. The proof is grounded in a simple maxim that you cannot teach what you do not know. Historically, “knowing” has been taught by developing the playing ability (performance) of the teachers in university courses designed to teach preservice

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Elizabeth A. Taylor, Allison B. Smith, Cheryl R. Rode and Robin Hardin

scenarios are based on responses to an open-ended question on a survey administered to female faculty members teaching in sport management programs. The scenarios are compilations of the responses and are the experiences and interactions of the respondents. Fictitious names were used to ensure the

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Weidong Li, Xiuye Xie and Huanyu Li

have been developed to teaching sports and games in PE in an authentic setting, including Sport Education ( Siedentop, 1994 ; Siedentop, Hastie, & van der Mars, 2011 ), Tactical Games Model ( Howarth, Fisette, Sweeney, & Griffin, 2010 ), Tactical Approaches to Teaching Games ( Mitchell, Oslin

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Peter F. Bodary and M. Melissa Gross

, problem solving, interpersonal skills, teamwork, scientific communication, quantitative literacy ( Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2007 ). This has also changed the teaching goals for faculty as there is a shift in the curricular priorities regarding the skills needed and the course

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Duane Knudson and Karen Meaney

promotion of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL; Boyer, 1991 ). Over a period of decades, researchers in education and numerous other academic disciplines have conclusively reported that active-learning instructional strategies significantly improve student engagement and learning over traditional

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Burhan Parsak and Leyla Saraç

teaching environments ( Kaf Hasırcı, 2006 ; Saraç & Muştu, 2013 ). The ways in which PE teachers teach the content to their students is only one of several factors that influence student learning. Although several terms, such as approach , model , strategy , style , method , technique , and tactics