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.


62: Sport-based recreation to address social inequity w/Dr. Peter Elsborg
Oct 8 • 26 min
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…
61: Ethnic Minority Female PE Teachers in predominately white settings w/ Dr. Simon
Oct 1 • 39 min
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…
60: Who’s Michel Foucault and how does his work relate to HPE w/Håkan Larsson
Sep 24 • 23 min
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…
59: Illegitimate Bodies in Legitimate Times: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Movement
Sep 17 • 38 min
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…
58: Research on race and ethnicity with Dr. Harrison & Dr. Langston Clark
Sep 10 • 39 min
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…
57: Dr. Louis Harrison
Sep 3 • 27 min
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…
56: Looking back at 15yrs of PE in the USA w/Dr. Dauenhauer
Aug 27 • 30 min
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…
55: A year in review and summary of podcasts
Aug 9 • 7 min
I break down the season by category in brief. I suggest you check out this google doc below that compartmentalizes our episodes by category. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D19KfX0LzS5OIFn89YRMlpML95xFrMr-qa5umgK0Xy4/edit?usp=sharing We will be back…
Ep 54: Social media & teacher professional learning communities w/Dr. Vicky Goodyear
Jul 30 • 27 min
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…
53: Career Reflections of a Senior Scholar: Steve Silverman
Jul 23 • 39 min
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…
52: How to talk about race when you identify as white
Jul 16 • 15 min
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…
51: Exploring Future Research in PE: Espousing a Social Justice Perspective
Jul 9 • 26 min
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…
50: Teaching non-normative bodies: Simulating visual impairments w/ Dr. Maher
Jul 2 • 31 min
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…
49: AIESEP Breakdown: What is it and why is it so cool?!
Jun 25 • 52 min
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…
48: Girls’ experiences in a PYD Sport Program: Co-creating a participant-centered space
Jun 18 • 21 min
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…
47: Indigenous knowledges to disrupt PETE w/Sue Whatman
Jun 11 • 45 min
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…
46: Students perceptions to technology integration with Risto Marttinen
Jun 4 • 26 min
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…
45: REACH after-school program in Harlem roundtable discussion
May 28 • 13 min
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…
43: Theory Breakdown Phenomenology
May 21 • 8 min
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…
44: Community Sport Coaching and lived experiences w/Dr. Colum Cronin
May 21 • 30 min
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…
42: Adapted PE Part 2: Breaking down silos!
May 14 • 25 min
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…
41: Adapted PE Part 1: Why the split?
May 7 • 29 min
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…
Episode 40: Roundtable discussion on NZ classroom teachers efficacy teaching PE
Apr 30 • 15 min
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…
Episode 39: Research on Teaching in Physical Education 20yr review
Apr 23 • 14 min
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…
Episode 37: AERA Invisible College Recap
Apr 16 • 19 min
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…
Episode 38: AERA Annual Meeting Recap for Physical Education SIG 93
Apr 16 • 25 min
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…
Episode 35: Teaching Multiple School Subjects Role Conflict Scale w/ Dr. Cassandra Iannucci
Apr 9 • 17 min
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…
Episode 36: Development & validation of a quantitative instrument/scale w/Dr. Cassandra Iannucci
Apr 9 • 13 min
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…
Episode 34: Flipped Classrooms and Digital Technology in PE w/Dr. Julia Sargent
Apr 2 • 15 min
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…
Episode 33: Game Sense w/ Dr. Shane Pill (think TGfU but different)
Mar 26 • 45 min
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…
Episode 32: Touch in PE in a Touchy Latin Culture w/Dr. Valeria Varea
Mar 19 • 20 min
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…
Episode 31: Is Free or Reduced Lunch a Valid Measure of Educational Disadvantage. Lighting Review
Mar 12 • 9 min
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…
Episode 30: An Exceptional Teacher Navigating a Marginal Subject w/Dr. Karen Lux Gaudreault
Mar 5 • 38 min
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…
Episode 29: Meaningfulness in PE with Stephanie Beni & Dr. Tim Fletcher
Feb 26 • 30 min
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…
Episode 28: CSPAP research review and implications with Dr. Senlin Chen
Feb 19 • 44 min
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…
Episode 27: PETE doctoral programs, Univ of Northern Colorado w/Jaimie McMullen
Feb 15 • 45 min
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.
Episode 26: Tactical Games Model (TGfU)
Feb 12 • 18 min
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…
Episode 25: Will PETE survive in the 21st century? JTPE monograph 2019
Feb 11 • 55 min
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…
Episode 24:Adapted Physical Education Doctoral Programs w/Dr. Justin Haegele
Feb 6 • 39 min
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…
Episode 23: Enacting Critical Inquiry in Secondary HPE with Dr. Laura Alfrey
Feb 5 • 48 min
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…
Episode 22: The Australian Physical Education Curriculum with Dr. Laura Alfrey
Jan 29 • 16 min
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…
Episode 21: Care Experienced Youth & Leisure Activity with Dr. Tom Quarmby
Jan 22 • 23 min
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…
Episode 20: Social media as professional development with Dr. Doug Gleddie
Jan 15 • 31 min
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…
Episode 19: Positive Youth Development through Sport with Dr. Nick Holt
Jan 8 • 37 min
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…
Episode 18: “BERA SIG Scholar Lecture: Healthying Physical Education” w/ Dr. Mikael Quennerstedt
Dec 30, 2018 • 19 min
“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…
Episode 17: Need Supportive Teaching with Dr. Nick Washburn
Dec 23, 2018 • 17 min
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…
Theory Breakdown 9: Self Determination Theory
Dec 23, 2018 • 13 min
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
Episode 16: Dr. Jennifer Walton-Fisette discussing social justice issues in PETE programs
Dec 18, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Episode 15: Twitter use in PE with Dr. Stephen Harvey
Dec 11, 2018 • 27 min
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…
Episode 14: Dr. Justin Haegele Adapted PE podcast on intersectionality of visual impairment & gender
Dec 4, 2018 • 16 min
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…
Theory Breakdown 8: Intersectionality with Dr. Justin Haegele
Dec 4, 2018 • 3 min
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…
Episode 13: Dr. Paul Wright discussing a Tool for Assessing Responsibility-based education (TARE)
Nov 27, 2018 • 23 min
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…
Theory Breakdown 6: TPSR (Teaching Personal & Social Responsibility) with Dr. Paul Wright
Nov 27, 2018 • 9 min
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…
Episode 12: SWITCH whole school program with Dr. Gabriella McLoughlin
Nov 20, 2018 • 23 min
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…
Episode 11: Transformative PETE with Dr. Shrehan Lynch
Nov 13, 2018 • 17 min
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…
Theory Breakdown 6: Feminist Theory
Nov 13, 2018 • 8 min
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…
Theory Breakdown 5: Restorative Practice
Nov 6, 2018 • 9 min
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: www.iirp.edu
Episode 10: Restorative Youth Sports with Dr. Hemphill
Nov 6, 2018 • 23 min
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…
Episode 9: Dillon Landi discussing Queer men, affect and PE
Oct 30, 2018 • 23 min
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.…
Episode 8: “Special Topics” informal and youth sport
Oct 23, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Episode 7: Dr. Erin Centeio & Comprehensive School Health
Oct 16, 2018 • 26 min
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…
Theory Breakdown 3: Social Ecological Framework
Oct 16, 2018 • 7 min
Dr. Erin Centeio breaks down the Social Ecological Framework as a supplement to her podcast (episode 7)
Episode 6: Dr. Justen O’Connor and informal sport
Oct 9, 2018 • 25 min
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…
Episode 5: Kevin Richards talking Teacher Socialization
Oct 2, 2018 • 22 min
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…
Theory Breakdown 2: Teacher Socialization Theory
Oct 2, 2018 • 15 min
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.…
Theory Breakdown 1: Theory of Planned Behavior
Sep 25, 2018 • 7 min
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…
Episode 4: Kevin Mercier and Student Attitudes in PE
Sep 25, 2018 • 21 min
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…
Ep 3: Dr. Sara Flory & socialization of urban PE teachers
Sep 18, 2018 • 16 min
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…
Episode 2: Ash Casey discussing models based practice
Sep 11, 2018 • 23 min
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…
Episode 1: Vicky Goodyear talking about technology use in PE
Sep 4, 2018 • 19 min
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…
“Playing with Research in Health and PE”
Aug 23, 2018 • 2 min
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