Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education

68 EpisodesProduced by Playing with Research in Health and Physical EducationWebsite

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.

68 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

59: Illegitimate Bodies in Legitimate Times: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Movement

September 17th, 2019


This episode w/ Dr. Brian Culp (@CulturNmotion) discusses his commemorative Delphine Hanna lecture at NAKHE. We cover immigration, Foucault, race, …

58: Research on race and ethnicity with Dr. Harrison & Dr. Langston Clark

September 10th, 2019


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 …

57: Dr. Louis Harrison

September 3rd, 2019


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 …

56: Looking back at 15yrs of PE in the USA w/Dr. Dauenhauer

August 27th, 2019


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 …

55: A year in review and summary of podcasts

August 9th, 2019


I break down the season by category in brief. I suggest you check out this google doc below that compartmentalizes our episodes by category. 

Ep 54: Social media & teacher professional learning communities w/Dr. Vicky Goodyear

July 30th, 2019


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 …

53: Career Reflections of a Senior Scholar: Steve Silverman

July 23rd, 2019


This podcast talks to a legendary scholar in our field, Steve Silverman, who is retiring from Teachers College-Columbia University to take a position …

52: How to talk about race when you identify as white

July 16th, 2019


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 …

51: Exploring Future Research in PE: Espousing a Social Justice Perspective

July 9th, 2019


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 …

50: Teaching non-normative bodies: Simulating visual impairments w/ Dr. Maher

July 2nd, 2019


Dr. Anthony Maher (@Ajmaher5) discusses teaching non-normative bodies, adapted physical education, and the ethics of simulating a disability in …

49: AIESEP Breakdown: What is it and why is it so cool?!

June 25th, 2019


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. …

48: Girls' experiences in a PYD Sport Program: Co-creating a participant-centered space

June 18th, 2019


Dr. Kelly Johnston is at Baylor University and focuses on literacy education. She discusses her research with REACH and how we implemented a …

47: Indigenous knowledges to disrupt PETE w/Sue Whatman

June 11th, 2019


This podcast shares research about three indigenous PETE students and their experiences as students with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

46: Students perceptions to technology integration with Risto Marttinen

June 4th, 2019


This episode highlights the FIT (Fitness Integrated with Technology) Unit and explores students' perceptions of technology integration. We also …

45: REACH after-school program in Harlem roundtable discussion

May 28th, 2019


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 …

43: Theory Breakdown Phenomenology

May 21st, 2019


This episodes gives an introduction and overview of phenomenology. 

The podcast is delivered by Dr. Colum Cronin (@columcronin) who is a Senior …

44: Community Sport Coaching and lived experiences w/Dr. Colum Cronin

May 21st, 2019


This podcast  breaks down the article titled: "Lived experience and community sport coaching: A phenomenological investigation” it was published in …

42: Adapted PE Part 2: Breaking down silos!

May 14th, 2019


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 …

41: Adapted PE Part 1: Why the split?

May 7th, 2019


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 …

Episode 40: Roundtable discussion on NZ classroom teachers efficacy teaching PE

April 30th, 2019


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 …

Episode 39: Research on Teaching in Physical Education 20yr review

April 23rd, 2019


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 …

Episode 37: AERA Invisible College Recap

April 16th, 2019


This episode recaps the "SIG 93: Research on learning and instruction in physical education" Invisible College. A pre conference session at AERA for …

Episode 38: AERA Annual Meeting Recap for Physical Education SIG 93

April 16th, 2019


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 …

Episode 36: Development & validation of a quantitative instrument/scale w/Dr. Cassandra Iannucci

April 9th, 2019


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 …

Episode 35: Teaching Multiple School Subjects Role Conflict Scale w/ Dr. Cassandra Iannucci

April 9th, 2019


This episode describes research surrounding teachers who teach multiple subjects, and the potential role conflict they experience. Dr. Iannucci …

Episode 34: Flipped Classrooms and Digital Technology in PE w/Dr. Julia Sargent

April 2nd, 2019


This podcast discusses how two teachers in the UK used flipped learning (flipped classrooms) and integrated digital technologies into their teaching. 

Episode 33: Game Sense w/ Dr. Shane Pill (think TGfU but different)

March 26th, 2019


This episode discusses a collaborative action research project with Dr. Pill and an Australian Rules Football Coach who enacted a Game Sense Approach …

Episode 32: Touch in PE in a Touchy Latin Culture w/Dr. Valeria Varea

March 19th, 2019


This episode talks about touch in physical education, about a moral panic, surveillance and how physical touch is navigated by pre-service teachers …

Episode 31: Is Free or Reduced Lunch a Valid Measure of Educational Disadvantage. Lighting Review

March 12th, 2019


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 …

Episode 30: An Exceptional Teacher Navigating a Marginal Subject w/Dr. Karen Lux Gaudreault

March 5th, 2019


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 …

Episode 29: Meaningfulness in PE with Stephanie Beni & Dr. Tim Fletcher

February 26th, 2019


This podcast is about a self-study in implementing meaningfulness into physical education. Stephanie Beni, a PhD student at Brock University and Tim …

Episode 28: CSPAP research review and implications with Dr. Senlin Chen

February 19th, 2019


Senlin Chen, Ph.D., is a Helen “Bessie” Silverberg Pliner associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Chen’s …

Episode 27: PETE doctoral programs, Univ of Northern Colorado w/Jaimie McMullen

February 15th, 2019


This conversation is with Dr. Jaimie McMullen (@DrJMcM) who is an associate professor at UNC in sport pedagogy. Risto and Jaimie discuss the program …

Episode 26: Tactical Games Model (TGfU)

February 12th, 2019


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. …

Episode 25: Will PETE survive in the 21st century? JTPE monograph 2019

February 11th, 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 …

Episode 24:Adapted Physical Education Doctoral Programs w/Dr. Justin Haegele

February 6th, 2019


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 …

Episode 23: Enacting Critical Inquiry in Secondary HPE with Dr. Laura Alfrey

February 5th, 2019


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 …

Episode 22: The Australian Physical Education Curriculum with Dr. Laura Alfrey

January 29th, 2019


This episode covers the basics of the Australian Curriculum for Physical Education. This forward thinking curriculum is unique and amazing! Dr. Laura …

Episode 21: Care Experienced Youth & Leisure Activity with Dr. Tom Quarmby

January 22nd, 2019


This podcast discusses care experience youth (youth in foster care, group homes, shelters etc) and their value and use of leisure time activities. …

Episode 20: Social media as professional development with Dr. Doug Gleddie

January 15th, 2019


This podcast is a pedagogical case of Joey (@joeyfeith) and how he uses social media as professional development in physical education. Dr. Gleddie …

Episode 19: Positive Youth Development through Sport with Dr. Nick Holt

January 8th, 2019


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 …

Episode 18: "BERA SIG Scholar Lecture: Healthying Physical Education" w/ Dr. Mikael Quennerstedt

December 30th, 2018


"As part of the annual activities at the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference, the Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy …

Episode 17: Need Supportive Teaching with Dr. Nick Washburn

December 23rd, 2018


This episode discusses Dr. Nick Washburn's article (in press) titled “Enhancing Student Learning in Sport Education through the Manipulation of …

Theory Breakdown 9: Self Determination Theory

December 23rd, 2018


Dr. Nick Washburn (Western Washington University) breaks down self determination theory and links to resources for further exploration. This theory …

Episode 16: Dr. Jennifer Walton-Fisette discussing social justice issues in PETE programs

December 18th, 2018


This podcast discusses pedagogical practices related to sociocultural issues and social justice in physical education teacher education programs.

Episode 15: Twitter use in PE with Dr. Stephen Harvey

December 11th, 2018


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 …

Theory Breakdown 8: Intersectionality with Dr. Justin Haegele

December 4th, 2018


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 …

Episode 14: Dr. Justin Haegele Adapted PE podcast on intersectionality of visual impairment & gender

December 4th, 2018


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 & …

Theory Breakdown 6: TPSR (Teaching Personal & Social Responsibility) with Dr. Paul Wright

November 27th, 2018


This podcast introduces the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) model. Dr. Wright introduces the model that was created by his mentor …

Episode 13: Dr. Paul Wright discussing a Tool for Assessing Responsibility-based education (TARE)

November 27th, 2018


Dr. Paul Wright discusses an instrument he developed to assess responsibility-based education and the TPSR model more broadly. A separate theory …

Episode 12: SWITCH whole school program with Dr. Gabriella McLoughlin

November 20th, 2018


This podcast describes the continuing work on the SWITCH program out of Iowa State University. It is a whole-school wellness program that encompasses …

Episode 11: Transformative PETE with Dr. Shrehan Lynch

November 13th, 2018


This episode discusses Dr. Lynch's brand new dissertation piece about transformative PETE and the role that sociocultural education plays in PETE …

Theory Breakdown 6: Feminist Theory

November 13th, 2018


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 …

Theory Breakdown 5: Restorative Practice

November 6th, 2018


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.

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Episode 10: Restorative Youth Sports with Dr. Hemphill

November 6th, 2018


This podcast covers a new model of Restorative Youth Sport developed by Dr. Hemphill and colleagues that pulls from TPSR and Restorative Practice.

Episode 9: Dillon Landi discussing Queer men, affect and PE

October 30th, 2018


Dillon Landi is an assistant professor at Towson University in the USA. He specializes in research on health, physical activity, and education. In …

Episode 8: "Special Topics" informal and youth sport

October 23rd, 2018


Episode 8 is our first "special topics" episode. So, instead of highlighting one specific article and discussing the paper we have a conversation …

Theory Breakdown 3: Social Ecological Framework

October 16th, 2018


Dr. Erin Centeio breaks down the Social Ecological Framework as a supplement to her podcast (episode 7)

Episode 7: Dr. Erin Centeio & Comprehensive School Health

October 16th, 2018


Risto and Dr. Erin Centeio discuss a comprehensive school health program that was successful in preventing obesity in elementary schools. A great …

Episode 6: Dr. Justen O'Connor and informal sport

October 9th, 2018


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 …

Theory Breakdown 2: Teacher Socialization Theory

October 2nd, 2018


Teacher Socialization Theory is a process in which teachers are recruited in to, prepared for, and continuously socialized through their lives and …

Episode 5: Kevin Richards talking Teacher Socialization

October 2nd, 2018


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 …

Theory Breakdown 1: Theory of Planned Behavior

September 25th, 2018


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 …

Episode 4: Kevin Mercier and Student Attitudes in PE

September 25th, 2018


Kevin Mercier is an associate professor at Adelphi University and researches student attitudes. Our conversation was about his 3-year longitudinal …

Ep 3: Dr. Sara Flory & socialization of urban PE teachers

September 18th, 2018


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 …

Episode 2: Ash Casey discussing models based practice

September 11th, 2018


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 …

Episode 1: Vicky Goodyear talking about technology use in PE

September 4th, 2018


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 …

“Playing with Research in Health and PE”

August 23rd, 2018


This is an introduction to a podcast that will launch in September 2018. Collaborators include: Risto Marttinen, Sara Flory, Kevin Richards, Dillon …

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