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Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education

Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education

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We discuss research, theory and current issues in the fields of health and physical education in an easy to understand way. Our aim is to make research accessible to educators and university students from all over the globe.
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Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education

125: APE Teachers' Perspectives of Educational Research
Andrew Colombo-Dougovito (@ThatHippieProf) comes on to discuss a paper recently published in RQES on adapted physical educators’ views of educational research. You can find his website here Full cite: McNamara, S. W., Colombo-Dougovito, A. M., Weiner, B., & Ahrens, C. (2020). Adapted Physical Educators’ Perspectives of Educational Research. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1-13.
October 20, 2020
124: PETE Collaborative APE Take-over
Faculty in adapted physical education and adapted physical activity take over the collaborative in October.  In this session, a panel of APE researchers from various career stages introduced and discussed issues related to inclusion and PE, with a special emphasis on students who have disabilities while also belonging to other underrepresented groups. Exploring the intersectionality of membership in this diverse array of identities, we hoped to generate dialogue about the subjective experiences of students in PE and whether those experiences are truly inclusive. The panelists  approached this discussion through a social justice lens. Throughout the session, we encouraged questions and commentary from members of the collaborative. Dr. Wes Wilson posed the following topics:  What it means for students with disabilities to 'feel included' in PE How embodied knowledge (actions, feelings, and lived experiences) in more than one identity group      may influence students' understanding of their PE participation How inclusion can be a fulcrum of social justice in PE
October 13, 2020
123: Pedagogy Seminar with Dr. Paul Wright
Dr. Paul Wright joins Ben and the class at UNC-Greensboro to discuss several topics and focuses on SEL. 
October 13, 2020
123: PETE programs..why so much Gen Ed? Dr. Ashley Phelps
Do you remember General Education classes? How long did it take for you to get to your major classes? Are we doing a disservice to future PE teachers by requiring so much gen ed content? Well... Dr. Ashley Phelps did a study on this. This episode breaks down PETE programs in the USA and compares the gen ed, major courses, and field work. We had a great discussion on the implications of all of this on teaching and PETE.  Here is a link to a faculty profile:  Twitter @ashley_phelps03 Full Cite: Phelps, A., & Keating, X. (2020). Credit Hour Comparisons Across Various Physical Education Teacher Education Institutions in the United States. The Physical Educator, 77(3). doi:
October 6, 2020
122: Article Club 8 "being othered as a means to teach social justice in PETE"
Our eight article club talks about teaching social justice in PHETE You can engage in discussion via #HPEresearch on twitter.  The voices you hear are: K. Andrew. R. Richards @KARRichards14 Erin Centeio @ecenteio Tori Shiver @vnshiver Michael Hemphill @mhemphill31 and me: Risto Marttinen @ristomarttinen  You can follow the podcast @theHPEpodcast Here is the full cite: Hennig, L. C., Schaefer, L., & Gleddie, D. (2020). In (di) visable: inquiring into being ‘othered’as a means to teach social justice in PHETE. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-15.   Doug Gleddie is @doug_gleddie  and Lee Schaefer is @Schaef9
September 29, 2020
121: Models Based Practice Conversation
On Sept 22nd, 2020 40 experts, researchers and teachers got together for a conversation about Model(s) Based Practice.  This is the audio from the meeting. 
September 22, 2020
120: The fantasmatic logics of physical literacy
Dr. Louise McCuaig and Dr. Mikael Quennerstedt come on to discuss physical literacy (PL) and the debate of PL in policy and research. This is a great conversation about the promises made on behalf of PL and if it/we can keep them.  Full Cite: Quennerstedt, M., McCuaig, L., & Mårdh, A. (2020). The fantasmatic logics of physical literacy. Sport, Education and Society, 1-16.
September 22, 2020
119: Pre-service teachers’ experiences of learning to teach LGBTQ students
This open access article discusses the experiences of pre-service teachers learning to teach LGBTQ students. Colin McCaughey, a current physical educator and Dr. Tim Fletcher from Brock University join to discuss the article.  You can find the open access article here: Dr. Fletcher runs an awesome HPE website and center. You can find it here Full Cite: McCaughey, C., & Fletcher, T. (2020). Pre-service teachers’ experiences of learning to teach LGBTQ students in health and physical education. Revue phénEPS/PHEnex Journal, 11(1).
September 15, 2020
118: PETE Collaborative September
The PETE collaborative is a gathering of PETE and HETE professors to discuss relevant issues in our field as well as to build community.  This meeting focused on the conversations around the following four topics: Development of relationships and sense of program belonging with preservice teachers Facilitating effective field experiences Delivering activity and methods courses Continuous professional learning for PETE faculty members You can find more information on the Collaborative and links to all our shared content on:
September 14, 2020
117: Doc Seminar 6 w/Dr. Luiza Goncalves Communities of Inquiry
This podcast discusses communities of inquiry from a global perspective. Dr. Luiza Lana Goncalves is the recipient of the first ever Developing Country Scholar Award from AIESEP in 2019. The Doctoral Seminar series will continue to run through the fall semester and is facilitated by Dr. Ben Dyson at UNC-Greensboro Here is here ResearchGate: Twitter: @Luizalana3
September 8, 2020
117: Welsh Curriculum
Dr. David Aldous (@dcraldous) comes on to discuss the new Welsh curriculum set to launch in 2022 You can find information on Dr. Aldous here You can find out more about the 2008 curriculum here
September 1, 2020
116: Assessment in PE the AIESEP Position Statement
This AIESEP connect discusses the recent position statement on Assessment in PE.  The discussion after the presentation starts around the 34 min mark The discussion is led by researchers from Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School of Sport Studies in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Here is the position statement in English: Please share this document with key stakeholders in your area in physical education. Translations will be posted on the aiesep site. 
August 29, 2020
115: Sport Education Part 2 Planning a Unit
Dr. Tristan Wallhead comes back to explain the what teachers should consider when planning a sport education unit. Check out Episode 114 to hear Dr. Wallhead explain what a Sport Ed class would look like. 
August 25, 2020
114: Sport Education Model Part 1 w/Dr. Tristan Wallhead
This is the first of 2 podcasts on the Sport Education model explained by Dr. Tristan Wallhead More information on Dr. Wallhead can be found here: 
August 22, 2020
113: Seminar 4 Part 2: Dr. Ben Dyson on Indigenous Pedagogies
Ben Dyson continues on about indigenous pedagogies from episode 111 specific to the Maori.
August 18, 2020
112: "Return to School" PETE Collaborative 5
Given the new semester will be beginning soon for most of us, and the continued uncertainty and impending challenges associated with PETE in the COVID-19 era, we felt it important to focus this meeting of the collaborative on strategies and approaches for online and remote learning. The focus/title of the session is: Forward-thinking Solutions to Engaging Learners and Faculty within University PETE Fall 2020 and Beyond This PETE Collaborative was recorded on August 13, 2020
August 14, 2020
111: Seminar 4 Indigenous Pedagogies with Dr. Pipe
This podcast covers indigenous pedagogies. Dr. Laura Pipe from UNC Greensboro comes on to share a great session! Next week (ep 112) will be a follow up from this session where Ben Dyson continues on about indigenous pedagogies, specific to the Maori.
August 11, 2020
110: Seminar 4 Dr Richard Pringle Socio-critical HPE
Dr. Pringle from Monash University joins to lead seminar 4.  His research and teaching is primarily within the broader sociology of sport and health/physical education fields and is underpinned by a critical interest to promote issues of social justice. Dr. Pringel is particularly interested in how people are shaped by the workings of power and how, in turn, power relations can be shaped by people. Through examining how power ‘works’, he's hopeful that we can make a positive difference in people’s lives, particularly in the contexts of sport, health and physical education, active leisure, ‘embodiment’ and exercise. More from his bio:
July 28, 2020
109: Doctoral Seminar 3 with Dr. Phillip Ward
This is the 3rd doctoral seminar from UNC-Greensboro.  Dr. Phillip Ward  This is an interesting and thought provoking seminar about pedagogy in PE!
July 14, 2020
108: PETE Collaborative 4, Ideological Repositioning: A Discussion on Racism and Anti-Blackness in PETE
This is the recording of the 4th PETE Collaborative. They occur each month on the 2nd Thursday at 4pm EST (New York time).  A group of panelists take PETE faculty through discussions about race, racism and higher education.  The video from the beginning of the podcast can be found here: 
July 13, 2020
107: Global Design Challenge for Sport and PA
This episode discusses the global design challenge for sport and physical activity that was led by over 40 people and dozens of organizations. Dr. Fiona Chambers (@DrFiChambers) discusses the process of selection and explains the challenge.  You can find more information about the partners here Twitter @GlobalDesignCh1 Instagram @globaldesignchallengesport Facebook Global Design Challenge for Sport and Physical Activity And of course you can find Dr. Fiona Chambers, @DrFIChambers
July 11, 2020
106: Case Studies Project
We're asking in this episode for you to help us out in creating real-world case studies for HPE teacher candidates.  You can hear the brief description of the project in the podcast. Here is the survey to complete where you write in your case If you have any questions just email me at
July 8, 2020
105: AIESEP Connect 3 Early Years
This is the recording from the June 2020 AIESEP Connect call that was led by the Early Years special interest group.  AIESEP is an amazing organization. You can join for 30euros a year by logging on to  These calls occur the last Friday of each month.  Full disclosure: I am a member, and I love it. 
July 2, 2020
104: Doctoral Seminar 2 w/Roland Messmer
The second doctoral seminar led by Dr. Ben Dyson (UNC-Greensboro) is with a Swiss scholar Dr. Roland Messmer. You can find his research info here  The first 25minutes is Dr. Messmer giving a short lecture, followed with 30+ minutes of question and answer by the students. 
June 30, 2020
103: Book Club 'Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology'
This is the first ever book club on the podcast. We read "Minds  Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology" By Dr. Michelle Miller. You should read it too. Find information on Dr. Miller  She also has a blog that has up to date research and reflections that align with the book
June 25, 2020
102: Doctoral Seminar #1: Dillon Landi
This is the first of 16 doctoral seminar sessions from Dr. Ben Dyson's class at UNC-Greensboro. These sessions will launch every other week over summer and work into the fall. The discussion sections (when the class is talking) are edited out, feel free to pause the podcast and write down your thoughts or engage on twitter using #HPEresearch to engage with others.  Dr. Dillon Landi (@DillonLandi) leads discussion on taking a sociocritical perspective to models based practice. The second portion of the seminar is around inclusive pedagogy and his article "toward a queer inclusive pedagaogy" The two articles for this seminar can be found here if you want to read them before listening. Here are the lecture slides:
June 16, 2020
101: PETE collaborative on race and racism in PETE and PE
The third PETE collaborative brought together a panel of researchers and experts on racism, race, and social justice in PETE and PE. These collaborative discussion occur the second Thursday of each month at 4pm EST.  The panelists this session were:  Louis Harrison Jared Russell Sara Flory Jen Walton-Fisette Mara Simon John Strong Michael Hemphill Brian Culp helped considerably in the planning session for this talk. 
June 12, 2020
100: Episode 100
This is the 100th episode of the podcast.  Risto is joined by Kevin Richards, Erin Centeio, Dillon Landi, and Sara Flory. 
June 9, 2020
99: Urban PE crossover with Rapping PE
Welcome to Rapping PE! This is the place where we explore precarity, pedagogy, and physical education! This podcast is dedicated to physical educators of the future, past, and present. Episode 3 starts our official journey where guests guide the conversation! I am thrilled that for the third episode we were able to have Risto Marttinen, Sara Flory, and Zack Gaudreau! Before you listen to the podcast I would recommend taking a moment to read Dr. Sara Flory's critical review on PE Pedagogy in Urban Schools to help expand upon the context of our conversation. Considering a topic as diverse and nuanced as pedagogy, this conversation deserves numerous episodes and I hope to continue this conversation at a later date. Thank you for for checking out my podcast, I hope you enjoyed the show. Please subscribe to the podcast Rapping PE. If you have any questions, or would like to be a guest on the show, you can e-mail me at or sign-up here. I can also be found on Twitter (@BeardDripBuller) and on Instagram (@Beard.Drip_Buller). … Peace & Love Music Credits: Stefan Vellema Art Credits: Danny Fetters (Future Logo and Official Podcast Art coming soon!)
June 2, 2020
AIESEP Connect May
#AIESEPConnect is a monthly meet up of members of AIESEP ( to discuss current issues and relevant content in HPE. These meetings occur the last Friday of each month and are moderated by Dr. Fiona Chambers and Dr. Louise McCuaig.  Becoming a member is only 30EUR a year and comes with the benefits of a great community of scholars.  The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in Banff, Canada June 9-12, 2021.  The first AIESEP conversation was launched with Episode 91. 
May 31, 2020
98: Article Club 7
Have you feared being asked a tough question at a conference? Have you critiqued your colleagues' work? Where did the rebuttal papers go that we had in the 90's in PE. Join Erin Centeio, Michael Hemphill and me to discuss a paper about the history of Kinesiology, battles within, and visions for the future.  A great article written by two giants in the field.  Lawson, H. A., & Kretchmar, R. S. (2017). A generative synthesis for kinesiology: Lessons from history and visions for the future. Kinesiology Review, 6(2), 195-210.
May 26, 2020
BONUS: Teaser to a series of doctoral seminars in HPE on creative pedagogies
Have you ever considered what it’s like being in a doctoral seminar? Maybe you have been in one before and you have fond memories of discussing challenging ideas and having your beliefs pushed…Maybe you miss it? Well... we’re doing it. Ben Dyson (UNC-Greensboro) has recorded his doctoral seminar on pedagogy in PE… it will launch starting June 16th RIGHT HERE on the podcast…it will just pop up like the other episodes… we will put these recordings out twice a month over summer and continue on when the academic year starts in the Northern Hemisphere.
May 22, 2020
97: Cooperative learning through Dewey’s educational theory
Cooperative learning has been around for a while. It has been used in classrooms and gyms around the world, but how educational is it? Is it a destination or a journey? Join Dr. Casey and Dr. Quennerstedt to discuss their paper that revisits the educative root of cooperative learning through a Deweyan lens. You can find the full cite here: Casey, A.,   & Quennerstedt, M.(2020) Cooperative learning in physical education encountering   Dewey’s educational theory. European   Physical Education Review. 1-15 Follow Ash Casey’s blog here: Find the cooperative learning videos Ash has produced here: Social media here: @DrAshCasey @MQuennerstedt @KARRichards14
May 19, 2020
96: The Irish Post Primary Curriculum
Dr. Stephen Moore (@SMoore182) comes on to discuss the new Irish Post Primary Curriculum that has been in the words since 1999. This is an innovative, forward thinking and really well designed curriculum that has a lot to offer those who are in curriculum design in HPE.  Check out Episode 81 to listen to the Irish Primary Curriculum. Contacts Website: Email: Twitter: @PEAI_IRELAND Facebook: @peaiireland Instagram: peaiireland Stephen Moore Twitter: @SMoore182 Links: Leaving Certificate Physical Education Specification (Examinable): Senior Cycle Physical Education (Non-examinable)
May 12, 2020
95: The New Zealand Aotearoa HPE Curriculum
Kirsten Petrie (@KirstenPetrie) comes on to discuss the innovative, forward thinking and theory rooted HPE curriculum of New Zealand. This is a great example of how a country roots its education system within society, culture, and pays respect to the indigenous people in the country. There is a lot to learn from their approach!  Follow all things NZ PE @PENZ_TeAoKori
May 5, 2020
94: PETE Collaborative Part 2
What are we prepared to be held accountable for and to whom? This and many other questions are highlighted in our 2nd PETE collaborative, a group of PETE educators from around the USA and some from abroad that come together to talk about issues that are important to us. If you haven’t listened to the first one, it’s in the feed as Ep 87. We had some panelists on this one including Jen Walton Fisette, Hal Lawson, Michael Hemphill, and Helena Baert. This podcast picks up once we get to the discussion about how the pandemic will affect PETE in general and in overall in higher education..
May 1, 2020
93: Article Club 6: PE and the art of teaching
The paper is the José María Cagigal Scholar Lecture presented at the AIESEP World Congress in Edinburgh 2018 by Dr. Mikael Quennerstedt.  Risto (@ristomarttinen) is joined by Michael Hemphill, Kevin Richards and our newest member of our article club Dr. Erin Centeio from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (@ecenteio). We discuss Mikael's paper and other topics related to the concepts he brings up like how to put the E into PE, and maybe why NOT to put the E in PE during the COVID pandemic.  Here is the link to the open access article  And the full cite: Quennerstedt, M. (2019). Physical education and the art of teaching: transformative learning and teaching in physical education and sports pedagogy. Sport, Education and Society, 24(6), 611-623.
April 28, 2020
92: Joe Wicks Follow-up Discussion
I discuss the AIESEP meet-up about the "Joe Wicks phenomena"  with Dr. Fiona Chambers (@DrFiChambers) & Dr. Louise McCuaig. We talk about the future of PE, defining our field, and bring up ideas on how we can learn from our new reality.  AIESEP is the international association for physical education in higher education. You can find more information at The Wall Street Journal Article Fiona references is here:
April 27, 2020
91: Joe Wicks the face of PE? AIESEP #CoffeewithColleagues
This is the audio from the first ever AIESEP meet up "coffee with colleagues" that occurred April 24, 2020.  Dr. Kathy Armour (@ArmourKathy) is the discussant on a topic that has caused a lot of outrage in the PETE and PE community. Is Joe Wicks the face of PE? What can we learn from his rise to prominence?  The discussion was moderated by Fiona Chambers (@DrFiChambers), Louise McCuaig, & Cassandra Iannucci (@cassamariab) AIESEP is the international association for physical education in higher education.  You can find more information at
April 27, 2020
89: Reimagining health and fitness materials: an affective inquiry into collaging
Take a dive into qualitative research methods with Carrie Safron, the winner of the Larry Locke Graduate Student award from our special interest group at AERA. This is a fascinating look into using new methods to reexamine previous analysis approaches through collaging. You can find the full cite here: Safron, C.   (2019). Reimagining health and fitness materials: an affective inquiry into   collaging. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 10(2-3),   40-60. Find the video here: Find Carrie’s social media here: @cjs2172
April 21, 2020
90: Theory Breakdown Affect and PhEmaterialism
This short theory breakdown by Carrie Safron discusses affect theory by Deleuze and Guattari as well as PhEmaterialism that combines feminist, post humanist,  and new materialist theories.  This theory breakdown aligns with episode 89. 
April 21, 2020
88: Triggering pleasure ‘in’ movement w/Dr. Karen Lambert
This beautifully written paper is provocative, thoughtful, progressive, and most importantly and enjoyable read that inspires! Dr. Karen Lambert is a lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, AUS. We discuss a project she completed that was first published with at title “Girls on Fire” about young women going through a tough firefighting camp in N. America. This second paper is about embodied learning, finding joy in movement and so much more! You can follow Dr. Lambert on twitter @Drkarenlambert . You can follow the podcast @theHPEpodcast and online at I am @ristomarttinen To cite this article: Karen Lambert (2020) Re-conceptualizing embodied pedagogies in physical education by creating pre-text vignettes to trigger pleasure ‘in’ movement, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 25:2, 154-173, DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2019.1700496 To link to this article:
April 14, 2020
87: Building community in PETE during a crisis
This podcast is an audio recording of a zoom call facilitated by Emily Jones, Chad Killian, Jennifer Krause, Risto Marttinen, Jaimie McMullen, Kason O’Neil, and K. Andrew R. Richards. We focused on four questions: What online resources are available to connect us and help us continue to teach effective PETE courses? How can PETE faculty members continue to support one another as well as undergraduate and graduate students? How are you addressing field-based and experiential learning courses? How is COVID-19 impacting the research enterprise in physical education now and into the future?
April 10, 2020
86: Skill Themes Model
Skill themes has been widely used at the elementary level. This model has was introduced by George Graham in the book "Children Moving" that has been taught to many of our current physical educators across the USA and the rest of the world. This podcast is a brief overview of the skill themes model.  Hosts @ristomarttinen and @KARRichards14
April 7, 2020
85: Article Club 5 Effect of PETE Methods Course on Teacher Knowledge
This month we discuss the effects of a methods course on teacher practical knowledge. This open access article discusses a Teacher Education program in Finland and how classroom teachers learn how to teach physical education. Risto (@ristomarttinen) is joined by Kevin Richards (@KARRichards14) and Justing Haegele (@Justin_Haegele) on this months article club. Please join us in conversation on Twitter using #HPEresearch Full cite: Romar, J. E., & Ferry, M. (2019). The Influence of a Methods Course in Physical Education on Preservice Classroom Teachers’ Acquisition of Practical Knowledge. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1(aop), 1-10. Open access link:
March 31, 2020
84: A lens to international physical education w/Dr. Peter Hastie
Peter Hastie discusses physical education through the lens of a world traveler. This webinar initially aired through the AERA special interest group 93 (see links below). We wanted to provide this to a larger audience and the audio version worked well without the use of the powerpoint Peter was talking about. It is a great listen about what it was like being a researcher before the times of the internet, a breakdown of research from different parts of the world and much much more!  Please consider becoming a member for SIG 93 at AERA and we hope to see you at our virtual conference in April 2020, Orlando in 2021, or San Diego in 2022. Link to Google Drive (hosts the powerpoint):  Here is the webinar: Link to YouTube video directly for the presentation: \
March 24, 2020
83: On-Line Physical Education in Unprecedented Times w/Dr. Chad Killian
What is quality on-line PE? What do we know about on-line PE? What should we expect when the entire country is forced out of schools and into their homes? Dr. Chad Killian (@ChadKillian1) joins me to discuss these unprecedented times. Join us in the discussion using #HPEresearch on Twitter. You can find Chad’s faculty profile here: His recent article citation we discuss: Killian, C. M., Kinder, C. J., & Woods, A. M. (2019). Online and blended instruction in k–12 physical education: a scoping review. Kinesiology Review, 8(2), 110-129.
March 17, 2020
82: The Finnish Curriculum
This episode covers the Finnish education system and the highlights of the physical education curriculum.  The podcast stems from a presentation on the Finnish education system by the University of Jyväskylä originally presented by Mari Kääpä. You can look at this site for more information  There have also been several well done peer reviewed articles published on the Finnish PE system. 
March 10, 2020
81: The Irish Primary PE Curriculum
Liam Clohessy (@liam_clohessyPE) comes on to discuss the Irish primary PE curriculum and the changes that are about to be made in the new curriculum that is currently being re-developed.  Liam is the co-chairperson for the Irish Primary PE Association which you can follow (@IrishPrimaryPE). There is more information on a website that is discussed in the podcast. 
March 3, 2020
80: Article Club #4 Self-Study in PETE
This article club discusses a great paper about self-study in teacher education that was published in early 2020. Risto is joined with Kevin Richards and Michael Hemphill to discuss theory, practical application, PETE, and myriad other topics.  We suggest you also read the paper and then connect on twitter using the #HPEresearch  The full cite:  Hordvik, M., MacPhail, A., & Ronglan, L. T. (2020). Developing a pedagogy of teacher education using self-study: A rhizomatic examination of negotiating learning and practice. Teaching and Teacher Education, 88, 102969. The paper is up on Researchgate:
February 25, 2020
79: What is physical literacy and what is it not? w/ Dr. Chelsee Shortt
This term has divided some scholars in the field. Is it the same as physically educated? Is it different? What is it? Do we follow the UK definition? The Canadian model? The Australian model? Dr. Chelsee Shortt (@EducateExercise) comes on to discuss a recent Delphi study she conducted to examine the term. Dr. Shortt’s faculty profile: You can find the full cite here: Shortt, C. A., Webster, C. A., Keegan, R. J., Egan, C. A., & Brian, A. S. (2019). Operationally Conceptualizing Physical Literacy: Results of a Delphi Study. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 38(2), 91-104.
February 18, 2020
78: Learning Tasks and Knowledge Acquisition with Dr. Yubing Wang
Dr. Wang comes on to discuss results from a part of a large NIH grant awarded at UNCG that looked across 12 schools. This paper is about high level and low level learning tasks and their relationship to cognitive engagement in physical education. You can find the current work by Dr. Wang from his Research Gate You can also reach out via email: You can find information for the lab at UNCG at Wang, Y., Chen, A., Schweighardt, R., Zhang, T., Wells, S., & Ennis, C. (2019). The nature of learning tasks and knowledge acquisition: The role of cognitive engagement in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 25(2), 293-310.
February 11, 2020
77: Game Sense and Aboriginal Games to Address Social Justice w/Dr. Williams
Dr. Williams comes on to discuss how he utilized the game sense approach to teach Buroinjin, an aboriginal game from Australia. This game is fast paced, and checks the boxes for MVPA, fundamental movement skills, physical literacy etc. You can find Dr. Williams’ faculty page here: Buroinjin (Yulunga version rather than the ACT version. The latter involves hitting a single wicket inside a ‘D’). Here is the link to Yulunga (a list of several games) PDF: Beki Smith, the Olympian in the clip, does some work with us and is based here at University of Canberra. Gorri Full Cite: Williams, J., & Pill, S. (2019). Using a Game Sense Approach to Teach Buroinjin as an Aboriginal Game to Address Social Justice in Physical Education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1(aop), 1-10.
February 4, 2020
76: 'Article Club 3' Action Research and TPSR
Kevin Richards (@KARRichards14) and Michael Hemphill (@mhemphill31) come on to chat about action research and learning to teach TPSR model. This is part of our monthly article club series where we discuss an article and hope that you also read it and engage in further conversation with us.  Full Cite: Gray, S., Wright, P. M., Sievwright, R., & Robertson, S. (2019). Learning to Use Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility Through Action Research. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, (00), 1-10.
January 28, 2020
75: Ontario Canada HPE Curriculum
Dan Vigliatore (Twitter @PhysEdDynasty) comes on to discuss the new HPE curriculum in Ontario, Canada. With the new added strand of Social and Emotional Learning the curriculum becomes even more student centered and holistic. This curriculum is a great example of what a curriculum can be when the focus is put on health, wellness and the whole child approach.  Here is a link to the entire curriculum: Dan also has a great website to find lesson ideas:
January 21, 2020
74: PE teachers working with ELL's
Dr. Desmon Delk (Instagram @HBCU_onthemove) comes on to discuss his work following experienced PE teachers who work with ELL's. It is a great podcast in learning some best practices of educators. Maybe you will pick some up, or maybe as a PETE professor it will spur you to seek out some professional development to re-imagine your program. 
January 14, 2020
73: CSPAPs with Dr. Collin Webster
CSPAP's are a hot topic in PE, there's a new book on this just out but what do we know about them? We've covered these a bit in the past but this time we are bringing one of the leading scholars in CSPAPs to the podcast. Dr. Collin Webster literally wrote the book on this!  This article discusses PE teachers' perceived attributes of CSPAPs. The paper takes a different approach and the podcast speaks to both the researcher and the practitioner.  Full cite: Webster, C. A., Mîndrilă, D., Moore, C., Stewart, G., Orendorff, K., & Taunton, S. (2019). Measuring and Comparing Physical Education Teachers’ Perceived Attributes of CSPAPs: An Innovation Adoption Perspective. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1(aop), 1-13. You can follow Dr. Webster on ReserachGate Faculty Profile: Google Scholar: 
January 7, 2020
72: Article Club 2 Social Media as a Research Tool
Social media as a tool to collect data? YES! Justin Haegele and Kevin Richards join for the second article club where we discuss research by Vicky Goodyear, Ash Casey, and Mikael Quennerstedt. This research article looks at a 6-year...yes, 6-year longitudinal study at one school and how they used continuous professional development within that school to help teachers implement cooperative learning. We discuss how research can be utilized in qualitative research among many other topics related to social media.  The full article is found on research gate and the citation is below:  Goodyear, V. A., Casey, A., & Quennerstedt, M. (2018). Social media as a tool for generating sustained and in-depth insights into sport and exercise practitioners’ ongoing practices. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 10(1), 1-16.
December 17, 2019
71: A Pedagogy of Love w/Dr. Carla Luguetti
Dr. Carla Luguetti (@carlaluguetti) comes on to discuss her work exploring a pedagogy of love rooted in the work of Paolo Freire. This in depth study over 18 months worked with socially vulnerable youth from the point of view of the student, pre service teachers and a PETE educator.  You can find more information on Dr. Luguetti at Full Cite: Luguetti, C., Kirk, D., & Oliver, K. L. (2019). Towards a pedagogy of love: exploring pre-service teachers’ and youth’s experiences of an activist sport pedagogical model. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 24(6), 629-646.
December 10, 2019
70: Teachers Job Satisfaction and Organizational Support with Kevin Richards
Kevin Richards (@KARRichards14) comes on to discuss teacher job satisfaction. This paper brings in new theories to PE about occupational socialization and discusses things that keep PE teachers satisfied in the workforce (spoiler alert: SUPPORT!!) Full Cite: Richards, K. A. R., Washburn, N., & Lee, Y. H. (2019). Understanding Emotional Labor in Relation to Physical Educators’ Perceived Organizational Support, Affective Commitment, and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1(aop), 1-11.
December 3, 2019
69: Structural Equation Modeling and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Kevin Richards (@KARRichards14) comes on to discuss the statistics used in his co-authored paper (see cite below). This is a good real-world application and explanation to these two techniques.  The podcast about the paper launches next week (Episode 70). Full Cite: Richards, K. A. R., Washburn, N., & Lee, Y. H. (2019). Understanding Emotional Labor in Relation to Physical Educators’ Perceived Organizational Support, Affective Commitment, and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1(aop), 1-11.
November 26, 2019
68: Article Club having a vision in PE
Our inaugural article club. Kevin Richards (@KARRichards14) and Justin Haegele (@justin_haegele) come on to discuss a paper about establishing a vision in PETE and physical education teaching. We stray from the article at times to discuss related issues but the discussion stems from the article listed below.  You can read the paper as a free-full text at This is an amazing resource for free scholarship from Tim Fletcher and the LAMPE group. The full cite of the article is: Ní Chróinín, D., Beni, S., Fletcher, T., Griffin, C., & Price, C. (2019). Using meaningful experiences as a vision for physical education teaching and teacher education practice. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 24, 598-614. Visit publisher’s website: 
November 19, 2019
67: Teachers and Technology Use in PE
Wearable digital technology is a hot topic in PE, but what do teachers feel about using it? This JTPE article discusses the advantages, barriers and the ways teachers chose to integrate technology into their classrooms Read for free:'_Ideologies Full Cite: Marttinen, R., Landi, D., Fredrick, R. N., & Silverman, S. (2019). Wearable Digital Technology in PE: Advantages, Barriers, and Teachers’ Ideologies. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1(aop), 1-9.
November 12, 2019
66: The Norwegian PE Curriculum
Ove Østerlie (@oveost) comes on to discuss the new Norwegian curriculum (and the old one). This forward thinking national curriculum addresses issues that many countries have grappled with such as the role of assessment, motivation, socially just curriculum, life time physical activity, and issues of the "sportification" of PE and the role of fitness testing.  You can find Ove's professional webpage at
November 5, 2019
65: Contact Theory Breakdown w/Dr. Cathy McKay
Dr. McKay breaks down Contact Theory and how it is embedded in her research. Dr. McKay's Profile at James Madison University:
October 29, 2019
BONUS: Movember Challenge 60min of PA for 30 days
This year I am challenging you to commit to the Movember Movement Log on to and sign up for our team! You choose the challenge: (1) Grow a mustache; (2) 60 minutes of PA for 30 days; (3) 60 miles of running in Movember. I am choosing option 2.  The goal is to increase awareness of men's health issues (prostate and testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention). All are welcome to join. The most important thing is to increase awareness so if you don't have $ to donate don't worry, if you have money to donate, you can do so on the webpage. Movember uses the money to fund men's health initiatives around the world.  JOIN here
October 28, 2019
64: Apprenticeship, academia and administration with Dr. Ann MacPhail.
Dr. Ann MacPhail (@AnnMacPhail1) comes on to discuss a BERA scholar lecture she published in Sport Education and Society. It covers the Three A's in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and is a great exploration the cycles of careers in our field.  The paper: MacPhail, A. (2017). ‘Physical education and sport pedagogy’and the three ‘A’s: apprenticeship, academia and administration. Sport, Education and Society, 22(5), 669-683. Dr. MacPhail:  
October 22, 2019
63: Understanding the Inclusiveness of Integrated Physical Education w/Dr. Haegele
Is inclusiveness and integration the same? How do students with visual impairments feel about integration in physical education? Well...Dr. Haegele asked them. This is a fascinating study from the field of adapted physical education and brings up some important concepts we all should re-consider.  This paper: “Understanding the Inclusiveness of Integrated Physical Education from the Perspectives of Adults with Visual Impairments” was recently accepted for publication in Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly. We predict it will be published in 2020 Justin A. Haegele, PhD, CAPE, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and teaches in the Health & Physical Education program area. His research and teaching interests are in adapted physical education/activity and inclusion. In addition to his work at ODU, he also is the co-director of Camp Abilities Alaska, a one-week development sport camp for youth with visual impairments. In 2012, Dr. Haegele was honored as the New York State Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. More recently, he was selected as the first recipient of the David P. Beaver Adapted Physical Activity Youth Scholar Award, awarded by the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (2015). He can be found on Twitter @Justin_haegele A profile and more info on ODU:
October 15, 2019
62: Sport-based recreation to address social inequity w/Dr. Peter Elsborg
This argumentative paper discusses the use of sport based recreation as a tool to address social inequity. The paper blends a lot of what we discuss in HPE and crosses over to public health and beyond. A great look outside of our field to see what scholars are doing in Europe outside of the HPE setting. Dr. Peter Elsborg works at the Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen, Denmark as a postdoctoral researcher. You can access the open access article here: Full cite: Elsborg, P., Nielsen, G., Klinker, C. D., Melby, P. S., Christensen, J. H., & Bentsen, P. (2019). Sports-based recreation as a means to address social inequity in health: why, when, where, who, what, and how. BMC public health, 19(1), 1-9.
October 8, 2019
61: Ethnic Minority Female PE Teachers in predominately white settings w/ Dr. Simon
Dr. Mara Simon (@Dr_Mara_Simon) discusses her research with ethnic minority female PE teachers who teach in predominately white schools and talks us through their lived experiences. We also briefly talk about PETE and education in general with a short discussion about race in education. This paper was recently published in JTPE and is part of a multi-year study Dr. Simon completed for her dissertation. Dr. Simon is an assistant professor at Springfield College, you can find her recent publications and more information on her faculty bio page: Full cite of the paper: Simon, M., & Azzarito, L. (2019). “Putting Blinders on”: Ethnic Minority Female PE Teachers’ Identity Struggles Negotiating Racialized Discourses. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, (00), 1-10.
October 1, 2019
60: Who's Michel Foucault and how does his work relate to HPE w/Håkan Larsson
This episode explains the concepts brought forward by one of the most cited modern thinkers, Michel Focault. Dr. Håkan Larsson from the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden joins us to explain how research in HPE has been influenced by Focault and what those theories (or analytics) are in the first place.  You can find Dr. Larsson's most recent publications here  If you want to contact Dr. Larsson directly please email him at:  Some of the books Dr. Larsson mentioned are: Discipline and Punish (1975) The History of Sexuality (1976) The Focault Reader edited by Paul Rabinow (1984)
September 24, 2019
59: Illegitimate Bodies in Legitimate Times: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Movement
This episode w/ Dr. Brian Culp (@CulturNmotion) discusses his commemorative Delphine Hanna lecture at NAKHE. We cover immigration, Foucault, race, neoliberalism, and PETE education... a lot of topics and a great conversation! Dr. Culp's website can be found at Culp, B. (2017). Illegitimate Bodies in Legitimate Times: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Movement. Quest, 69(2), 143-156.
September 17, 2019
58: Research on race and ethnicity with Dr. Harrison & Dr. Langston Clark
This is a continuation of episode 57 where we discussed Dr. Harrison's work but move more to a conversation about Dr. Harrison's and Dr. Clark's research on race and ethnicity. We also talk about how to speak about race in a PETE program.  Dr. Langston Clark (@LangstonDClark)   More information on Dr. Harrison: Dr. Langston Clark:
September 10, 2019
57: Dr. Louis Harrison
A man who needs no other title than his name! A legend in our field and an amazing scholar on issues of race and ethnicity in sport and PE. I am joined by Dr. Langston Clark (@LangstonDClark) where we interview Dr. Harrison as he provides a narrative of his path to full professor at UT Austin and provides advice to young scholars in addition to sharing his research.  Episode 58 is a continuation of this conversation and discusses more of Dr. Harrison's research on race and ethnicity and will be out next week.  More information on Dr. Harrison: Dr. Langston Clark:
September 3, 2019
56: Looking back at 15yrs of PE in the USA w/Dr. Dauenhauer
This episode looks back at 15yrs of Shape of the Nation reports and examines PE policy in each of the 50 US states. Dr. Brian Dauenhauer (@BrianDauenhauer) discusses how, by examining the last 15yrs of reporting by states we can get an understanding of the developments of PE and how they align/don't align with national recommendations. It's time for some grass roots work!  Check out UNC Active Schools at:  Dauenhauer B, Keating X, Stoepker P, Knipe R. State physical education policy changes from 2001 to 2016. J Sch Health. 2019; 89: 485-493. DOI: 10.1111/josh.12757
August 27, 2019
55: A year in review and summary of podcasts
I break down the season by category in brief. I suggest you check out this google doc below that compartmentalizes our episodes by category. We will be back in Late August with Year 2!
August 9, 2019
Ep 54: Social media & teacher professional learning communities w/Dr. Vicky Goodyear
A discussion about social media use & teacher professional learning communities with Dr. Vicky Goodyear.  Dr. Goodyear is at the University of Birmingham UK and conducts research with young people and the uses of technology and the impact of social media among other topics.  The full citation of the article is: Goodyear, V. A., Parker, M., & Casey, A. (2019). Social media and teacher professional learning communities. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-13. Twitter: @VGoodyear Website:
July 30, 2019
53: Career Reflections of a Senior Scholar: Steve Silverman
This podcast talks to a legendary scholar in our field, Steve Silverman, who is retiring from Teachers College-Columbia University to take a position as Dean of the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University. Steve talks about his career from wanting to be a PE teacher in Philadelphia City Public Schools to studying under Larry Locke, and working at four different R-1 Universities over his career, his role in AERA, as well as his career transition. There are some great pieces of advice for young scholars in there as well. 
July 23, 2019
52: How to talk about race when you identify as white
This episode explains how 4 PETE professor navigate race discourse in PETE classes and how to address issues of social justice and race when all of us identify as White. Jen Walton-Fisette (@JWalton_Fisette) who has presented and published extensively on issues of social justice and how it is being taught in PETE programs sits down with me (@ristomarttinen), Kevin Richards (@KARRichards14) and Erin Centeio (@ecenteio) to share some thoughts and open up a dialogue. 
July 16, 2019
51: Exploring Future Research in PE: Espousing a Social Justice Perspective
We discuss an article compiled to address the future of PE research and how the authors argue it should take a social justice perspective. In the podcast with me are Jen Walton Fissette (@Jwalton_Fisette), Erin Centeio (@ecenteio) and Kevin Richards (@KARRichards14). The article is a part of a series published in RQES that looks forward and plots out the future research questions in our field. Full Cite for article: Jennifer L. Walton-Fisette, K. Andrew R. Richards, Erin E. Centeio, Todd R. Pennington & Tim Hopper (2019): Exploring Future Research in Physical Education: Espousing a Social Justice Perspective, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, DOI: 10.1080/02701367.2019.1615606
July 9, 2019
50: Teaching non-normative bodies: Simulating visual impairments w/ Dr. Maher
Dr. Anthony Maher (@Ajmaher5) discusses teaching non-normative bodies, adapted physical education, and the ethics of simulating a disability in HPETE/PETE teacher education programs.  Dr Anthony Maher (@Ajmaher5) is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Youth Sport. He is a member of Department of Sport and Physical Activity’s Research Committee and conveyor of the policy and pedagogy strand of Social Science of Sport and Physical Activity research group. Previously, Anthony was Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Physical Education at Leeds Beckett University. Anthony has also held the positions of Lecturer in Sport Studies at University of Central Lancashire, and Associate Lecturer in Sport Studies at Edge Hill University. Anthony has a PhD Sociology of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Physical Education (University of Central Lancashire), MSc Sociology of Sport and Exercise (University of Chester), PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Central Lancashire), PG Cert Business and Management Research Methods (University of Central Lancashire), and BA (Hons.) Sport Development with Physical Education (Liverpool John Moores University). Full Cite to paper: Maher, A. J., Williams, D., & Sparkes, A. C. (2019). Teaching non-normative bodies: simulating visual impairments as embodied pedagogy in action. Sport, Education and Society, 1-13.
July 2, 2019
49: AIESEP Breakdown: What is it and why is it so cool?!
Sara Flory and I sit down with AIESEP president  Marc Cloes and Secretary General Fiona Chambers (@DrFiChambers). We find out about the history of AIESEP and a breakdown of the organizations plans for the future. AIESEP= Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d'Éducation Physique (AIESEP) or in English= International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education This is one of my favorite conferences in the world. If you have not been you should come join a dynamic group of scholars from around the globe.  Follow AIESEP on Twitter @aiesep  Next AIESEP international meeting is in Hong Kong 2020, then Banff, Canada in 2021, and Gold Coast Australia June 2022!
June 25, 2019
48: Girls' experiences in a PYD Sport Program: Co-creating a participant-centered space
Dr. Kelly Johnston is at Baylor University and focuses on literacy education. She discusses her research with REACH and how we implemented a year-long after-school PA and literacy program at one Title I school in Harlem, NY. The research focused on a student-centered space that was co-created and much of the research focuses on the girls' lived experiences.  The article can be found from the link below and is Open Access (free to read) Johnston, K. C., Marttinen, R., Fredrick III, R. N., & Bhat, V. R. (2019). Girls’ Experiences in a Positive Youth Development Sport Program: Developing a Participant-Centered Space. Journal of Youth Development, 14(1), 93-111. Find more information on Dr. Johnston at 
June 18, 2019
47: Indigenous knowledges to disrupt PETE w/Sue Whatman
This podcast shares research about three indigenous PETE students and their experiences as students with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural background. Dr. Sue Whatman (@SueWhatman) shares her research about using indigenous knowledges to disrupt norms in PETE. So many parallels with US, NZ and other colonized nations and how Native/First Nation/Aboriginal peoples are treated, acknowledged, and respected...lot's of soul searching left to do.  A link to the sport Sue shared: Sue's academic profile: Link to her research gate:  Link to the project:
June 11, 2019
46: Students perceptions to technology integration with Risto Marttinen
This episode highlights the FIT (Fitness Integrated with Technology) Unit and explores students' perceptions of technology integration. We also discuss students perceptions of homework in PE and attitude toward PE. You can find the theory breakdown for the theory of planned behavior between episodes 4 and 5, it is the first theory breakdown we did. This paper is published on-line first with Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.  The podcast is guest hosted by Dr. Stephen Harvey (@drstephenharvey) who hosts a podcast called "positive pedagogy for sport coaching." Risto Marttinen (@ristomarttinen) is an assistant professor at George Mason University. Dr. David Daum is at San Jose State University, Dr. Ray Fredrick is at Queens College, Joshua Santiago is currently in a Masters program at Cal State Fullerton, Steve Silverman is with Teachers College Columbia University. Full Cite: Marttinen, R., Daum, D., Fredrick III, R. N., Santiago, J., & Silverman, S. (2019). Students’ Perceptions of Technology Integration During the FIT Unit. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 1-11. Other articles related to this project: Marttinen, R., Fredrick III, R. N., & Silverman, S. (2018). Changes in student attitude toward physical education across a unit of instruction. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 18(1), 62-70. Marttinen, R., Fredrick III, R. N., & Silverman, S. S. (2018). Middle School Students’ Free-living Physical Activity on Physical Education Days, Non-physical Education Days, and Weekends. Montenegrin Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 7(1), 5-12
June 4, 2019
45: REACH after-school program in Harlem roundtable discussion
This recoding is from a roundtable presentation at the 2019 AERA annual meeting in Toronto. This is a 12min presentation on the REACH after school program, which discusses the first of a sequence of 4 back-to-back full-year projects. This presentation covers REACH-Harlem which was a basketball and literacy program we enacted in Harlem, NY.  The paper we discuss is published in PESP: Marttinen, R., Johnston, K., Phillips, S., Fredrick, R. N., & Meza, B. (2019). REACH Harlem: Young urban boys’ experiences in an after-school PA positive youth development program. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-17. This presentation is co-authored by: Ray Fredrick, Sharon Phillips, Kelly Johnston, and Brianna Meza
May 28, 2019
43: Theory Breakdown Phenomenology
This episodes gives an introduction and overview of phenomenology.  The podcast is delivered by Dr. Colum Cronin (@columcronin) who is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Coaching at Liverpool John Moores University. The theory breakdown is cut from Episode 44 which breaks down the article titled: "Lived experience and community sport coaching: A phenomenological investigation” it was published in 2015 in Sport, Education and Society.  Colum has a blog:
May 21, 2019
44: Community Sport Coaching and lived experiences w/Dr. Colum Cronin
This podcast  breaks down the article titled: "Lived experience and community sport coaching: A phenomenological investigation” it was published in 2015 in Sport, Education and Society.  There is a theory breakdown which aligns with this episode (found in episode 43).  If you are interested in phenomenology or want to just figure out what it is, please also listen to Episode 43.  Our guest on this podcast is Dr. Colum Cronin (@columcronin) who is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Coaching at Liverpool John Moores University.  Colum has a blog: Full Cite: Cronin, C., & Armour, K. M. (2015). Lived experience and community sport coaching: A phenomenological investigation. Sport, Education and Society, 20(8), 959-975.
May 21, 2019
42: Adapted PE Part 2: Breaking down silos!
This episode combines forces with the "What's new in Adapted PE" Podcast by Scott McNamara. Risto and Scott are joined by Dr. Kevin Richards and Dr. Terry Rizzo (a legend in the APE world).  This is Part 2 of a longer conversation that discusses issues in APE, the split of the field, breaking down silos, collaborative research and more. Part 1 can be found in episode 41. You can find us on Twitter: @ristomarttinen @KARRichards14 @ScottMcNamara12 (Dr. Rizzo is too cool for Twitter but you can find his accolades here:
May 14, 2019
41: Adapted PE Part 1: Why the split?
This episode combines forces with the "What's new in Adapted PE" Podcast by Scott McNamara. Risto and Scott are joined by Dr. Kevin Richards and Dr. Terry Rizzo (a legend in the APE world).  This is Part 1 of a longer conversation that discusses issues in APE, the split of the field, breaking down silos, collaborative research and more.  You can find us on Twitter: @ristomarttinen @KARRichards14 @ScottMcNamara12 (Dr. Rizzo is too cool for Twitter but you can find his accolades here:
May 7, 2019
Episode 40: Roundtable discussion on NZ classroom teachers efficacy teaching PE
This recoding is from a round table session at AERA that Dr. Dominique Banville (@drdommason) gave at the AERA annual meeting in Toronto. These sessions are limited to 12minutes for the speaker to deliver the presentation.  This presentation was co-presented by: Ben Dyson, Pam Kulinna, Michalis Stylianou.
April 30, 2019
Episode 39: Research on Teaching in Physical Education 20yr review
This episode is a recording of a 12-minute research talk I gave at the AERA annual meeting in Toronto in early April 2019. It highlights a systematic review of literature we (Risto Marttinen, Steve Silverman, Dillon Landi, and Dario Novak) conducted of over 20years of research on teaching in PE. We found 1,023 articles across that time period and coded each one for several items. The almost 700hrs of work is condensed into 12minutes...enjoy!  The paper resulting from this study is not yet published.
April 23, 2019
Episode 38: AERA Annual Meeting Recap for Physical Education SIG 93
This podcast gives an overview of the sessions held in Toronto at the 2019 AERA Annual Meeting. The sessions highlighted are from the PE SIG 93. If you are NOT a member, we highly recommend you becoming one. This podcast is with Risto Marttinen and Sara Flory.  The Annual Portal for reviewers is open for AERA 2020 in San Fransisco. The abstracts for both the invisible college and SIG 93 submissions will be due in late July 2019 for the AERA conference in San Fransisco (April 17-21).
April 16, 2019
Episode 37: AERA Invisible College Recap
This episode recaps the "SIG 93: Research on learning and instruction in physical education" Invisible College. A pre conference session at AERA for collaborative and interactive sessions. Hosts Risto Marttinen (@ristomarttinen) and Sara Flory (@saraflory) discuss and breakdown these sessions.
April 16, 2019
Episode 36: Development & validation of a quantitative instrument/scale w/Dr. Cassandra Iannucci
This episode gives an explanation of how to develop and validate a quantitative instrument. No, you can't just make one up and send it out and get reliable results! This is a great basic overview of what it takes to make a valid and reliable scale/instrument for research purposes. Dr. Cassandra Iannucci (@cassamariab) gives an overview of the process, more detailed information is available in the article.  Iannucci, C., MacPhail, A., & R. Richards, K. A. (2018). Development and initial validation of the Teaching Multiple School Subjects Role Conflict Scale (TMSS-RCS). European Physical Education Review, 1356336X18791194.
April 9, 2019
Episode 35: Teaching Multiple School Subjects Role Conflict Scale w/ Dr. Cassandra Iannucci
This episode describes research surrounding teachers who teach multiple subjects, and the potential role conflict they experience. Dr. Iannucci (@cassamariab) explains role conflict theory and some of her work surrounding this problem. We split the quantitative part of this article, the actual instrument development part, into another episode (see Episode 36).  Dr. Cassandra Iannucci is a lecturer in HPE at Deakin University in Melbourne Australia, and comes to our podcast via Limerick University in Ireland where she recently completed here PhD.  The full cite: Iannucci, C., MacPhail, A., & R. Richards, K. A. (2018). Development and initial validation of the Teaching Multiple School Subjects Role Conflict Scale (TMSS-RCS). European Physical Education Review, 1356336X18791194.
April 9, 2019
Episode 34: Flipped Classrooms and Digital Technology in PE w/Dr. Julia Sargent
This podcast discusses how two teachers in the UK used flipped learning (flipped classrooms) and integrated digital technologies into their teaching.  Dr. Julia Sargent (@julia_sargent) is a lecturer at The Open University in the UK. She looks at digital pedagogies and how digital technology can support learning and learning materials. Prior to this role, Julia completed her PhD at Loughborough University in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. She explored how and why physical education teachers' used digital technology. Her research interests include digital technology, teaching, learning, strengths-based approaches and practice-based research. Julia is an AFHEA and has taught on a number of research methods modules. Citation for article: Sargent, J., & Casey, A. (2019). Flipped learning, pedagogy and digital technology: Establishing consistent practice to optimise lesson time. European Physical Education Review, 1356336X19826603.
April 2, 2019
Episode 33: Game Sense w/ Dr. Shane Pill (think TGfU but different)
This episode discusses a collaborative action research project with Dr. Pill and an Australian Rules Football Coach who enacted a Game Sense Approach to his coaching. The podcast explains what Game Sense is (similar but different from TGfU and Tactical Games) and discusses coaching, and the crossover that teachers can have while implementing these approaches into a PE setting.  Shane Pill (@Pilly66) is an Associate Professor at Flinders University in Adelaide Australia. Shane is the author of six books on the concept of Play with Purpose using a Game Sense approach for PE teaching and sport coaching. He has also published the text Perspectives on Athlete Centred Coaching. Shane was a major contributing writer to the Cricket Australia S'Cool Cricket resource, the Tennis Australia game-based Primary and Secondary Schools Tennis resources, and the revised AFL Sport Education program. He has published over 100 scholarly and academic papers, and is an internationally popular speaker and workshop presenter. You can access the Paper Here:  Stephen Harvey (@drstephenharvey)'s podcast can be found on iTunes and also here It's called "Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching
March 26, 2019
Episode 32: Touch in PE in a Touchy Latin Culture w/Dr. Valeria Varea
This episode talks about touch in physical education, about a moral panic, surveillance and how physical touch is navigated by pre-service teachers in Spain which is a "touchy" culture.  Valeria Varea has completed her PhD at the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia (title: The body as a professional ‘touchstone’: Exploring Health and Physical Education undergraduates’ understandings of the body). She was then appointed as a lecturer in Health and Physical Education at the University on New England, Australia. In 2018, she left Australia to to work as an associate senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences at Örebro University, Sweden. Valeria's research draws on critical and socio-cultural perspectives, using qualitative research methods to extend knowledge and critique people's understandings of the body, health, Physical Education, sport and physical activity.  Varea, V. , González-Calvo, G. & Martínez-Álvarez, L. (2018). Exploring Touch in Physical Education Practicum in a Touchy Latin Culture. Societies, 8 (3).
March 19, 2019
Episode 31: Is Free or Reduced Lunch a Valid Measure of Educational Disadvantage. Lighting Review
This lightning review covers an article in under 10min. This piece reports on data looking to find out if the National School Lunch Program is a valid measure of educational disadvantage. Most researchers use this measure to say it is, and schools get huge sums of money based on this measure...but how valid is it? Here is the citation, and a link to the article.  Domina, T., Pharris-Ciurej, N., Penner, A. M., Penner, E. K., Brummet, Q., Porter, S. R., & Sanabria, T. (2018). Is Free and Reduced-Price Lunch a Valid Measure of Educational Disadvantage?. Educational Researcher, 47(9), 539-555.
March 12, 2019
Episode 30: An Exceptional Teacher Navigating a Marginal Subject w/Dr. Karen Lux Gaudreault
This paper discusses the story of Grace, an elementary PE teacher, and the ways in which she navigated her working environment as the teacher of a marginalized subject. The podcast covers the strategies Grace utilized in her career. Dr. Karen Lux is the PETE Program Coordinator at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.  Citation: Lux, K., & McCullick, B. A. (2011). How one exceptional teacher navigated her working environment as the teacher of a marginal subject. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 30(4), 358-374.
March 5, 2019
Episode 29: Meaningfulness in PE with Stephanie Beni & Dr. Tim Fletcher
This podcast is about a self-study in implementing meaningfulness into physical education. Stephanie Beni, a PhD student at Brock University and Tim Fletcher, an associate professor at Brock discuss a paper they published in EPER. A link directly to the paper is here: You can also find a great blog at that address.  Twitter: Tim Fletcher @TimFletcher12   Stephanie Beni @stephbeni  Meaningful PE handle on Twitter is @meaningfulPE 
February 26, 2019
Episode 28: CSPAP research review and implications with Dr. Senlin Chen
Senlin Chen, Ph.D., is a Helen “Bessie” Silverberg Pliner associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Chen’s research is focused on physical education curriculum intervention, youth physical activity and fitness promotion, motivation and learning in physical activity. Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the Research Council of Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), he was the recipient of the 2016 Young Scholar Award from Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW) and the 2016 Early Career Research Excellence Award from the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH) among other awards.  The full cite for the article: Chen, S., & Gu, X. (2018). Toward active living: comprehensive school physical activity program research and implications. Quest, 70(2), 191-212.
February 19, 2019
Episode 27: PETE doctoral programs, Univ of Northern Colorado w/Jaimie McMullen
This conversation is with Dr. Jaimie McMullen (@DrJMcM) who is an associate professor at UNC in sport pedagogy. Risto and Jaimie discuss the program at UNC, and what a PhD in PETE looks like as well as a comparison to an Irish/UK system of PhD. 
February 15, 2019
Episode 26: Tactical Games Model (TGfU)
This episode gives an introduction to the Tactical Games Approach model that stemmed from Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU).  Risto Marttinen is an assistant professor at George Mason University in Virginia, USA. You can find him on twitter at the innovative handle of @RistoMarttinen  Risto runs an integrated after-school sports and literacy program called REACH. He has conducted research on this program over the past four years.  Risto's research interests include after-school physical education curriculum serving youth in under-resourced communities, student attitudes, research on teaching in physical education, and the integration of academic subjects into physical education.  Original works on this model:  Griffin, L. L., Mitchell, S. A., & Oslin, J. L. (1997). Teaching sports concepts and skills: A tactical games approach. Human Kinetics Publishers (UK) Ltd. Griffin, L. L., & Butler, J. (2005). Teaching games for understanding: Theory, research, and practice. Human Kinetics. and the Metzler curriculum book: Metzler, M. (2017). Instructional models in physical education. Routledge.
February 12, 2019
Episode 25: Will PETE survive in the 21st century? JTPE monograph 2019
Dr. Kevin A. Richards @KARRichards14 talks with Risto about the recent monograph in JTPE. Discussion is on undergraduate recruitment, retention, marketing of PETE programs, the state of Doctoral Programs, teacher shortages in PE, alternative licensing programs and many more. This is a MUST read monograph for anyone involved in PETE.  Citation to one part of the monograph: Templin, T. J., Graber, K. C., & Richards, K. A. R. (2019). Chapter 9: Will PETE Survive in the 21st Century?. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, (00), 1-7.
February 11, 2019
Episode 24:Adapted Physical Education Doctoral Programs w/Dr. Justin Haegele
This episode discusses APE doctoral programs. Dr. Justin Haegele explains the process of finding a program, the state of APE doctoral programs in the USA and many more topics.  Justin A. Haegele, PhD, CAPE, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and teaches in the Health & Physical Education program area. His research and teaching interests are in adapted physical education/activity and inclusion. In addition to his work at ODU, he also is the co-director of Camp Abilities Alaska, a one-week development sport camp for youth with visual impairments. In 2012, Dr. Haegele was honored as the New York State Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. More recently, he was selected as the first recipient of the David P. Beaver Adapted Physical Activity Youth Scholar Award, awarded by the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (2015). He can be found on Twitter @Justin_haegele  A profile and more info on ODU: 
February 6, 2019
Episode 23: Enacting Critical Inquiry in Secondary HPE with Dr. Laura Alfrey
This podcast discusses policy, but not the boring type, the type that talks about those who enact it…teachers! This paper won the PESP best paper for 2017. Dr. Laura Alfrey explains why enacting policy doesn't always work as the writers intended through the lens of 3 teachers. Episode 22 gave a background on how critical inquiry is embedded into the Australian Curriculum.  Laura (twitter @LauraAlfrey) is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia, with her main responsibilities relating broadly to Health and Physical Education. Her research has inclusion and teacher professional learning as it's central threads. Recent publications have explored phenomena such as fitness testing as a context for learning, critical inquiry, and stereotypes in Physical Education. Cite for article: Alfrey, L., O'Connor, J., & Jeanes, R. (2017). Teachers as policy actors: Co-creating and enacting critical inquiry in secondary health and physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 22(2), 107-120.
February 5, 2019
Episode 22: The Australian Physical Education Curriculum with Dr. Laura Alfrey
This episode covers the basics of the Australian Curriculum for Physical Education. This forward thinking curriculum is unique and amazing! Dr. Laura Alfrey (Twitter: @LauraAlfrey) explains how this curriculum has been designed and what it aims to deliver.  This episode links to Episode 23 which covers Dr. Alrey's co-authored paper that won the PESP paper of the year award in 2017 about implementing critical inquiry with teachers.  Laura is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia, with her main responsibilities relating broadly to Health and Physical Education. Her research has inclusion and teacher professional learning as it's central threads. Recent publications have explored phenomena such as fitness testing as a context for learning, critical inquiry, and stereotypes in Physical Education. Learn more about the Australian Curriculum from 
January 29, 2019
Episode 21: Care Experienced Youth & Leisure Activity with Dr. Tom Quarmby
This podcast discusses care experience youth (youth in foster care, group homes, shelters etc) and their value and use of leisure time activities. This paper pulls from Positive Youth Development (episode 19), and the social ecological model (theory breakdown 3).  Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education (PE) and Sport Pedagogy. His research explores the role of sport and PE for youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds, specific care experienced children and young people. Following his PhD in 2011, Tom worked as the ‘Educational Review’ Post-doctoral Research Fellow, and later as a Lecturer in Sport, at the University of Birmingham. While completing his doctoral studies in August 2010, Tom was presented with the AIESEP Young Scholar Award at the AIESEP World Congress in La Coruna, Spain. Tom moved to Leeds in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. You can follow Dr. Quarmby on twitter @DrTomQ The cite: Quarmby, T., Sandford, R., & Pickering, K. (2018). Care-experienced youth and positive development: an exploratory study into the value and use of leisure-time activities. Leisure Studies, 1-15.
January 22, 2019
Episode 20: Social media as professional development with Dr. Doug Gleddie
This podcast is a pedagogical case of Joey (@joeyfeith) and how he uses social media as professional development in physical education. Dr. Gleddie discusses his practice through a PETE, Foucauldian, and anthropologic perspective. This chapter is from a book on digital technologies and learning (see below) Dr. Gleddie is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta (Elementary Physical Education). A full description of Doug's academic endeavors can be found at This is his awesome blog Twitter @doug_gleddie Full cite of chapter: Gleddie, D., Feith, J., Howe, P., Larsson, H., Cale, L., & Casey, A. (2017). Joey: Social media as a tool for professional development. In A. Casey, V. Goodyear, & K. Armour (Eds.), Digital technologies and learning in physical education: Pedagogical cases (pp. 121–136). New York, NY: Routledge
January 15, 2019
Episode 19: Positive Youth Development through Sport with Dr. Nick Holt
This podcast discusses how PYD finally has a model that is sport-based that was developed through a meta study that Dr. Holt explains. Dr. Nick Holt is a Professor and Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He leads the Child & Adolescent Sport & Activity (CASA) lab. Their research examines psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity participation among children, adolescents, and their families. Dr Holt also works on the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Through Sport: PYD SportNET Project Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), this project involves creating a network of evidence-based resources designed to promote PYD in Canadian sport. Twitter @PYDsportNET Check out their website The open access citation for this paper can be found by clicking Full cite: Holt, N. L., Neely, K. C., Slater, L. G., Camiré, M., Côté, J., Fraser-Thomas, J., ... & Tamminen, K. A. (2017). A grounded theory of positive youth development through sport based on results from a qualitative meta-study. International review of sport and exercise psychology, 10(1), 1-49.
January 8, 2019
Episode 18: "BERA SIG Scholar Lecture: Healthying Physical Education" w/ Dr. Mikael Quennerstedt
"As part of the annual activities at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference, the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special Interest Group (SIG) organises a so-called Invisible College, where a Scholar Lecture is delivered by a researcher who has made a significant contribution to the field. This paper is the 2018 Scholar Lecture" (Quennerstedt, 2018 p.1) and THIS is the podcast discussing that paper :) Mikael Quennerstedt is Professor in Physical Education and Health at Örebro University, Sweden. Quennerstedt has worked as a physical education teacher in Swedish compulsory school, and as a physical education teacher educator at Örebro University since 1994. His work focuses on teaching and learning in physical education from a Swedish didaktik research tradition, as well as health education from a salutogenic perspective. In his research, questions of health, body, gender, artefacts, subject content, learning processes and governing processes within educational practices has been prominent. In recent years he has also been passionate about exploring questions about education, digital technologies and health. Recent publications include themes such as professional development, indigenous knowledges, social media, wearable health technologies, power in group work and teaching dance in physical education using exergames. Mikael is associate editor of the international journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and an editorial board member of the journal Sport, Education and Society. Twitter: @MQuennerstedt Swedish Language Blog:
December 30, 2018
Theory Breakdown 9: Self Determination Theory
Dr. Nick Washburn (Western Washington University) breaks down self determination theory and links to resources for further exploration. This theory breakdown supports Episode 17 on need supportive teaching. Follow Nick @nickwashburn12 on Twitter
December 23, 2018
Episode 17: Need Supportive Teaching with Dr. Nick Washburn
This episode discusses Dr. Nick Washburn's article (in press) titled “Enhancing Student Learning in Sport Education through the Manipulation of Need-Supportive Instruction” Dr. Washburn is beginning his second year as an Assistant Professor of Secondary Physical Education and Health at Western Washington University. He has a passion for facilitating future teachers' professional development from both scientific and dispositional perspectives. Follow him @nickwashburn12 on twitter.
December 23, 2018
Episode 16: Dr. Jennifer Walton-Fisette discussing social justice issues in PETE programs
This podcast discusses pedagogical practices related to sociocultural issues and social justice in physical education teacher education programs. Jennifer L. Walton-Fisette is an associate professor of Physical Education Teacher Education at Kent State University. Her scholarship explores the critical examination of girls' lived experiences and embodied identities within physical education and physical activity through student voice; assessment and curriculum development. She is currently exploring how sociocultural issues and social justice are included and addressed in PETE programs locally, nationally and internationally. Twitter: @jwalton_fisette Citation to article: Jennifer L. Walton-Fisette, Rod Philpot, Sharon Phillips, Sara B. Flory, Joanne Hill, Sue Sutherland & Michelle Flemons (2018): Implicit and explicit pedagogical practices related to sociocultural issues and social justice in physical education teacher education programs, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2018.1470612
December 18, 2018
Episode 15: Twitter use in PE with Dr. Stephen Harvey
This episode discusses a paper by Dr. Stephen Harvey on PE professionals use of Twitter. Dr. Stephen Harvey is an Associate Professor in Sports Coaching at Ohio University. His main research interest surrounds game-based approaches to teaching and coaching. However, his work in coaching has additionally been focused on the systematic observation of coaching behavior, and how coaching behavior is tied to coaches' biographies. Dr. Harvey has maintained an interest in educational technology and co-developed an app (Axis Coaching) that a trained observer can use to investigate and record coaches' behavior. Finally, Dr. Harvey's interest in educational technology has led to him researching with and about teachers and coaches social media use. You can find him at: Twitter: @drstephenharvey Email: Voxer: sharvey7402 The citation is: Harvey, S., & Hyndman, B. (2018). An Investigation into the Reasons Physical Education Professionals Use Twitter. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37(4), 383-396.
December 11, 2018
Theory Breakdown 8: Intersectionality with Dr. Justin Haegele
This podcast gives a basic introduction to the theory of intersectionality. Justin A. Haegele, PhD, CAPE, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and teaches in the Health & Physical Education program area. His research and teaching interests are in adapted physical education/activity and inclusion. In addition to his work at ODU, he also is the co-director of Camp Abilities Alaska, a one-week development sport camp for youth with visual impairments. In 2012, Dr. Haegele was honored as the New York State Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. More recently, he was selected as the first recipient of the David P. Beaver Adapted Physical Activity Youth Scholar Award, awarded by the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (2015). Twitter: @justin_haegele
December 4, 2018
Episode 14: Dr. Justin Haegele Adapted PE podcast on intersectionality of visual impairment & gender
This podcast breaks down an article about females with visual impairments in PE. Justin A. Haegele, PhD, CAPE, is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Movement Sciences and teaches in the Health & Physical Education program area. His research and teaching interests are in adapted physical education/activity and inclusion. In addition to his work at ODU, he also is the co-director of Camp Abilities Alaska, a one-week development sport camp for youth with visual impairments. In 2012, Dr. Haegele was honored as the New York State Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. More recently, he was selected as the first recipient of the David P. Beaver Adapted Physical Activity Youth Scholar Award, awarded by the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (2015). Twitter: @justin_haegele The full citation: Haegele, J. A., Yessick, A., & Zhu, X. (2018). Females With Visual Impairments in Physical Education: Exploring the Intersection Between Disability and Gender Identities. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 89(3), 298-308.
December 4, 2018
Theory Breakdown 6: TPSR (Teaching Personal & Social Responsibility) with Dr. Paul Wright
This podcast introduces the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model. Dr. Wright introduces the model that was created by his mentor Don Hellison. This impactful model has been widely researched and is one of the core curriculum models being implemented in physical education. This podcast aligns with Episode 13 as Dr. Wright discusses the TARE instrument that was designed to measure practice that uses TPSR. Dr. Wright is a professor at Northern Illinois University and specializes in the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) instructional model. His scholarship is very applied and relates directly to fields such as positive youth development, social and emotional learning, and sport for development. He also has interests in policy and program evaluation as it relates to youth sport and physical activity.
November 27, 2018
Episode 13: Dr. Paul Wright discussing a Tool for Assessing Responsibility-based education (TARE)
Dr. Paul Wright discusses an instrument he developed to assess responsibility-based education and the TPSR model more broadly. A separate theory breakdown is posted on TPSR with this article. Dr. Wright specializes in the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) instructional model. His scholarship is very applied and relates directly to fields such as positive youth development, social and emotional learning, and sport for development. He also has interests in policy and program evaluation as it relates to youth sport and physical activity. The full citation: Wright, P. M., & Craig, M. W. (2011). Tool for assessing responsibility-based education (TARE): Instrument development, content validity, and inter-rater reliability. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15(3), 204-219.
November 27, 2018
Episode 12: SWITCH whole school program with Dr. Gabriella McLoughlin
This podcast describes the continuing work on the SWITCH program out of Iowa State University. It is a whole-school wellness program that encompasses way more than PE, and has years of research behind it. We talk with Dr. Gabriella McLoughlin who is currently a post-doctoral research associate in the department of Kinesiology at Iowa State University. Her research focuses on children’s physical activity and health promotion, specifically targeting the school environment through comprehensive interventions. She is a licensed K-12 Physical Education Teacher and seeks to enhance the status of physical education as an integral aspect of the school curriculum and as a means to cultivate health-promoting school environments. She is currently working with Dr. Greg Welk and other professors at Iowa State and other institutions to deliver the School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health (SWITCH) study (as described in the podcast), which is funded by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition she works to evaluate the NFL Fuel up to Play 60 program in conjunction with FitnessGram research and the Cooper Institute, conduct lab-based studies integrating measurement of physical activity, and works with physical education teachers across the state of Iowa to enhance their use of assessment and data-based decision making.
November 20, 2018
Episode 11: Transformative PETE with Dr. Shrehan Lynch
This episode discusses Dr. Lynch's brand new dissertation piece about transformative PETE and the role that sociocultural education plays in PETE programs. A supplemental podcast on feminist theory is available also. You can find Dr. Lynch on twitter @DrLynchPE and her blog at Shrehan Lynch is a qualitative research assistant at the University of Alabama (USA). She specializes in research on teacher education, physical education, and social justice. Her Ph.D. thesis examined transformative pedagogies in K-12 physical education and teacher education. In addition, she adopts social justice and critical/feminist theories to frame her work. Prior to Alabama, Shrehan was a PE teacher in an inner London school. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Development & Coaching Sciences from Bournemouth University (England), and a Post Graduate Certificate in Physical Education (PGCE) from the University of Southampton (England). Her contact email address is: Personal Blog Tweet Me E-Mail me
November 13, 2018
Theory Breakdown 6: Feminist Theory
Dr. Shrehan Lynch describes feminist theory in this short podcast. She offers lots of further reading, specifically by bell hooks, to get more information but this is a great "reductionist" view of feminism to introduce the theory and how it relates to her article we discuss in Episode 12. @DrLynchPE
November 13, 2018
Theory Breakdown 5: Restorative Practice
This podcast aligns with Episode 10 with Dr. Michael Hemphill and his discussion on restorative practice, restorative justice and his model that was developed for Restorative Youth Sports. Look up a great resource:
November 6, 2018
Episode 10: Restorative Youth Sports with Dr. Hemphill
This podcast covers a new model of Restorative Youth Sport developed by Dr. Hemphill and colleagues that pulls from TPSR and Restorative Practice. Dr. Michael Hemphill is an assistant professor at UNC-Greensboro. His research focuses on teaching personal and social responsibility through sport, physical activity, and physical education with specific applications to urban communities and professional development programs for physical activity providers. TPSR Alliance: The full citation: Hemphill, M. A., Janke, E. M., Gordon, B., & Farrar, H. (2018). Restorative Youth Sports: An Applied Model for Resolving Conflicts and Building Positive Relationships. Journal of Youth Development, 13(3), 76-96.
November 6, 2018
Episode 9: Dillon Landi discussing Queer men, affect and PE
Dillon Landi is an assistant professor at Towson University in the USA. He specializes in research on health, physical activity, and education. In addition, his work encompasses critical social theories, curriculum and teaching, and research methods. Prior to Towson, Dillon was a faculty member at The University of Auckland (New Zealand) where he is also enrolled as a PhD candidate. His PhD analyzed the role of health and physical activity in educational settings on gender and sexuality diverse youth in Aotearoa New Zealand. There is a theory breakdown podcast that launched simultaneously with this on New Materialism. The citation for the paper: Landi, D. (2018). Queer men, affect, and physical education. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 1-20.
October 30, 2018
Episode 8: "Special Topics" informal and youth sport
Episode 8 is our first "special topics" episode. So, instead of highlighting one specific article and discussing the paper we have a conversation about the topic in general and pull from various sources. These are going to be less structured and more free-flowing. This episode is a continuation of Episode 6 with Justen O'Connor and Dillon Landi. We discuss issues in youth sports, informal sports and the future of participation in PA.
October 23, 2018
Theory Breakdown 3: Social Ecological Framework
Dr. Erin Centeio breaks down the Social Ecological Framework as a supplement to her podcast (episode 7)
October 16, 2018
Episode 7: Dr. Erin Centeio & Comprehensive School Health
Risto and Dr. Erin Centeio discuss a comprehensive school health program that was successful in preventing obesity in elementary schools. A great insight into what a comprehensive school program looks like in real life. This paper was published in 2018 in Preventative Medicine. Citation: Centeio, E. E., McCaughtry, N., Moore, E. W. G., Kulik, N., Martin, J., Shen, B., … Fahlman, M. (2018). Building healthy communities: A comprehensive school health program to prevent obesity in elementary schools. Preventive Medicine, 111, 210–215. BRIEF BIOGRAPHY Erin E. Centeio, Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Erin has conducted research that focuses on increasing children’s levels of physical activity throughout the school day and understanding the effects this has on their health, as well as the cognitive and psychosocial benefits.
October 16, 2018
Episode 6: Dr. Justen O'Connor and informal sport
Dr. Justen O'Connor is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Dillon and Risto talk with him about his co-authored article about informal sport. This was so fascinating for us we kept talking after and will release that as a separate episode on youth sport and informal sport. Citation: "Jeanes, R., Spaaij, R., Penney, D., & O’Connor, J. (2018). Managing informal sport participation: tensions and opportunities. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 1-17." Justen's Bio Justen has research experience that utilises systems thinking, social ecology and strengths-based approaches to explore curriculum and pedoagogy associated with health, physical education, sport and lifetime physical activity. Justen also has an interest in social justice within education as well as informal forms of participation in movement. Justen is fluent in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has expertise in designing scales for measurement.
October 9, 2018
Theory Breakdown 2: Teacher Socialization Theory
Teacher Socialization Theory is a process in which teachers are recruited in to, prepared for, and continuously socialized through their lives and careers in school settings. This theory breakdown episode by Dr. Kevin Richards explains the theory for you. This episode is launched side by side with an article breakdown of a paper by Dr. Richards and his colleagues which uses this theory.
October 2, 2018
Episode 5: Kevin Richards talking Teacher Socialization
Episode 5 is a discussion with Dr. Kevin Richards who is an assistant professor of physical education at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. We talk about his work in teacher socialization and about the marginalization of PE and PE teachers. I think this will resonate with a lot of teachers in the field and we end the podcast with some steps to counteract this marginalization. Here is the citation:K. Andrew R. Richards, Karen Lux Gaudreault, Jenna R. Starck & Amelia Mays Woods (2018) Physical education teachers’ perceptions of perceived mattering and marginalization, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 23:4, 445-459, DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2018.1455820
October 2, 2018
Theory Breakdown 1: Theory of Planned Behavior
This supplemental episode describes the Theory of Planned Behavior and is launched to supplement Dr. Kevin Mercier's podcast about student attitudes. These shorter podcasts are meant to give an overview of theories prevalent in Health and Physical Education research. They will be published along side relevant articles we highlight on the podcast
September 25, 2018
Episode 4: Kevin Mercier and Student Attitudes in PE
Kevin Mercier is an associate professor at Adelphi University and researches student attitudes. Our conversation was about his 3-year longitudinal study following 4-8th grade students that measured their attitude toward physical education. His (and his colleagues) research highlights a drop in positive attitudes and specific gender differences across years. The full citation is: Mercier, K., Donovan, C., Gibbone, A., & Rozga, K. (2017). Three-Year Study of Students’ Attitudes Toward Physical Education: Grades 4–8. Research quarterly for exercise and sport, 88(3), 307-315. (A supplemental episode covering the Theory of Planned Behavior is also available)
September 25, 2018
Ep 3: Dr. Sara Flory & socialization of urban PE teachers
Dr. Sara Barnard Flory is as associate professor with the University of South Florida. Our conversation was about the professional socialization of urban physical educators. It's a great insight into urban physical education and explains culturally responsive pedagogy in physical education. Much of her research revolves around preparing teachers for culturally diverse school settings, social justice in PE, and the role of culture in PE. The full citation of the article is: Flory, S. B. (2016). Professional socialization experiences of early career urban physical educators. European Physical Education Review, 22(4), 430-449.
September 18, 2018
Episode 2: Ash Casey discussing models based practice
Dr. Ash Casey is with Loughborough University in the UK. We discuss his 2014 paper on models based practice in physical education. A good conversation to the question: are models the great white hope or a white elephant? This paper is Dr. Casey's 2nd highest cited article and has been read widely. Dr. Casey continues to publish and conduct research on this topic and has more recent papers out discussing models. We wanted to highlight this paper first as it provides a great overview of models and can lay the foundation for future podcasts on this topic. During the month of September the article (citation below) will be open access courtesy of Routledge Ed. Casey, A. (2014). Models-based practice: Great white hope or white elephant?. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 19(1), 18-34.
September 11, 2018
Episode 1: Vicky Goodyear talking about technology use in PE
Dillon and Sara interview Dr. Vicky Goodyear in Scotland about the use of FitBits in PE classes and how students experienced technology in PE. The paper discusses the students' perceptions of surveillance by the FitBit and expands on how students began to resist the implementation. Great conversation about some of the unexpected effects of technology integration and highlighting student voice. Dr. Goodyear is at the University of Birmingham UK and conducts research with young people and the uses of technology and the impact of social media among other topics. The full citation of the article is: Goodyear, V. A., Kerner, C., & Quennerstedt, M. (2017). Young people’s uses of wearable healthy lifestyle technologies; surveillance, self-surveillance and resistance. Sport, education and society, 1-14.
September 4, 2018
“Playing with Research in Health and PE”
This is an introduction to a podcast that will launch in September 2018. Collaborators include: Risto Marttinen, Sara Flory, Kevin Richards, Dillon Landi, and Erin Centeio. Look for weekly episodes starting in September
August 23, 2018