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Playing with Research in Health and Physical Education

138 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.

138 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

124: PETE Collaborative APE Take-over

October 13th, 2020


Faculty in adapted physical education and adapted physical activity take over the collaborative in October. 

In this session, a panel of APE …

123: Pedagogy Seminar with Dr. Paul Wright

October 13th, 2020


Dr. Paul Wright joins Ben and the class at UNC-Greensboro to discuss several topics and focuses on SEL. 

123: PETE programs..why so much Gen Ed? Dr. Ashley Phelps

October 6th, 2020


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 …

122: Article Club 8 "being othered as a means to teach social justice in PETE"

September 29th, 2020


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 …

121: Models Based Practice Conversation

September 22nd, 2020


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. 

120: The fantasmatic logics of physical literacy

September 22nd, 2020


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 …

119: Pre-service teachers’ experiences of learning to teach LGBTQ students

September 15th, 2020


This open access article discusses the experiences of pre-service teachers learning to teach LGBTQ students. Colin McCaughey, a current physical …

118: PETE Collaborative September

September 14th, 2020


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 …

117: Doc Seminar 6 w/Dr. Luiza Goncalves Communities of Inquiry

September 8th, 2020


This podcast discusses communities of inquiry from a global perspective. Dr. Luiza Lana Goncalves is the recipient of the first ever Developing …

117: Welsh Curriculum

September 1st, 2020


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

116: Assessment in PE the AIESEP Position Statement

August 29th, 2020


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 …

115: Sport Education Part 2 Planning a Unit

August 25th, 2020


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. …

114: Sport Education Model Part 1 w/Dr. Tristan Wallhead

August 22nd, 2020


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:

113: Seminar 4 Part 2: Dr. Ben Dyson on Indigenous Pedagogies

August 18th, 2020


Ben Dyson continues on about indigenous pedagogies from episode 111 specific to the Maori.

112: "Return to School" PETE Collaborative 5

August 14th, 2020


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 …

111: Seminar 4 Indigenous Pedagogies with Dr. Pipe

August 11th, 2020


This podcast covers indigenous pedagogies. Dr. Laura Pipe from UNC Greensboro comes on to share a great session!

110: Seminar 4 Dr Richard Pringle Socio-critical HPE

July 28th, 2020


Dr. Pringle from Monash University joins to lead seminar 4. 

His research and teaching is primarily within the broader sociology of sport and …

109: Doctoral Seminar 3 with Dr. Phillip Ward

July 14th, 2020


This is the 3rd doctoral seminar from UNC-Greensboro. 

Dr. Phillip Ward 

This is an interesting and thought provoking seminar about pedagogy in PE!

108: PETE Collaborative 4, Ideological Repositioning: A Discussion on Racism and Anti-Blackness in PETE

July 13th, 2020


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 …

107: Global Design Challenge for Sport and PA

July 11th, 2020


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 …

106: Case Studies Project

July 8th, 2020


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 …

105: AIESEP Connect 3 Early Years

July 2nd, 2020


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 

104: Doctoral Seminar 2 w/Roland Messmer

June 30th, 2020


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

103: Book Club 'Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology'

June 25th, 2020


This is the first ever book club on the podcast. We read "Minds  Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology" By Dr. Michelle Miller. You should …

102: Doctoral Seminar #1: Dillon Landi

June 16th, 2020


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 …

101: PETE collaborative on race and racism in PETE and PE

June 12th, 2020


The third PETE collaborative brought together a panel of researchers and experts on racism, race, and social justice in PETE and PE. These …

100: Episode 100

June 9th, 2020


This is the 100th episode of the podcast. 

Risto is joined by Kevin Richards, Erin Centeio, Dillon Landi, and Sara Flory. 

99: Urban PE crossover with Rapping PE

June 2nd, 2020


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 …

AIESEP Connect May

May 31st, 2020


#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 …

98: Article Club 7

May 26th, 2020


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 …

BONUS: Teaser to a series of doctoral seminars in HPE on creative pedagogies

May 22nd, 2020


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... …

97: Cooperative learning through Dewey’s educational theory

May 19th, 2020


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 …

96: The Irish Post Primary Curriculum

May 12th, 2020


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 …

95: The New Zealand Aotearoa HPE Curriculum

May 5th, 2020


Kirsten Petrie (@KirstenPetrie) comes on to discuss the innovative, forward thinking and theory rooted HPE curriculum of New Zealand. This is a great …

94: PETE Collaborative Part 2

May 1st, 2020


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 …

93: Article Club 6: PE and the art of teaching

April 28th, 2020


The paper is the José María Cagigal Scholar Lecture presented at the AIESEP World Congress in Edinburgh 2018 by Dr. Mikael Quennerstedt. 

Risto …

92: Joe Wicks Follow-up Discussion

April 27th, 2020


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 …

91: Joe Wicks the face of PE? AIESEP #CoffeewithColleagues

April 27th, 2020


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 …

89: Reimagining health and fitness materials: an affective inquiry into collaging

April 21st, 2020


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 …

90: Theory Breakdown Affect and PhEmaterialism

April 21st, 2020


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 …

88: Triggering pleasure ‘in’ movement w/Dr. Karen Lambert

April 14th, 2020


This beautifully written paper is provocative, thoughtful, progressive, and most importantly and enjoyable read that inspires! Dr. Karen Lambert is a …

87: Building community in PETE during a crisis

April 10th, 2020


This podcast is an audio recording of a zoom call facilitated by Emily Jones, Chad Killian, Jennifer Krause, Risto Marttinen, Jaimie McMullen, Kason …

86: Skill Themes Model

April 7th, 2020


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 …

85: Article Club 5 Effect of PETE Methods Course on Teacher Knowledge

March 31st, 2020


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 …

84: A lens to international physical education w/Dr. Peter Hastie

March 24th, 2020


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 …

83: On-Line Physical Education in Unprecedented Times w/Dr. Chad Killian

March 17th, 2020


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 …

82: The Finnish Curriculum

March 10th, 2020


This episode covers the Finnish education system and the highlights of the physical education curriculum. 

The podcast stems from a presentation on …

81: The Irish Primary PE Curriculum

March 3rd, 2020


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 …

80: Article Club #4 Self-Study in PETE

February 25th, 2020


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, …

79: What is physical literacy and what is it not? w/ Dr. Chelsee Shortt

February 18th, 2020


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? …

78: Learning Tasks and Knowledge Acquisition with Dr. Yubing Wang

February 11th, 2020


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 …

77: Game Sense and Aboriginal Games to Address Social Justice w/Dr. Williams

February 4th, 2020


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, …

76: 'Article Club 3' Action Research and TPSR

January 28th, 2020


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 …

75: Ontario Canada HPE Curriculum

January 21st, 2020


Dan Vigliatore (Twitter @PhysEdDynasty) comes on to discuss the new HPE curriculum in Ontario, Canada. With the new added strand of Social and …

74: PE teachers working with ELL's

January 14th, 2020


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 …

73: CSPAPs with Dr. Collin Webster

January 7th, 2020


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 …

72: Article Club 2 Social Media as a Research Tool

December 17th, 2019


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 …

71: A Pedagogy of Love w/Dr. Carla Luguetti

December 10th, 2019


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 …

70: Teachers Job Satisfaction and Organizational Support with Kevin Richards

December 3rd, 2019


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 …

69: Structural Equation Modeling and Confirmatory Factor Analysis

November 26th, 2019


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 …

68: Article Club having a vision in PE

November 19th, 2019


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 …

67: Teachers and Technology Use in PE

November 12th, 2019


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 …

66: The Norwegian PE Curriculum

November 5th, 2019


Ove Østerlie (@oveost) comes on to discuss the new Norwegian curriculum (and the old one). This forward thinking national curriculum addresses issues …

65: Contact Theory Breakdown w/Dr. Cathy McKay

October 29th, 2019


Dr. McKay breaks down Contact Theory and how it is embedded in her research.

Dr. McKay's Profile at James Madison University:

BONUS: Movember Challenge 60min of PA for 30 days

October 28th, 2019


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) …

64: Apprenticeship, academia and administration with Dr. Ann MacPhail.

October 22nd, 2019


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 …

63: Understanding the Inclusiveness of Integrated Physical Education w/Dr. Haegele

October 15th, 2019


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 …

62: Sport-based recreation to address social inequity w/Dr. Peter Elsborg

October 8th, 2019


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 …

61: Ethnic Minority Female PE Teachers in predominately white settings w/ Dr. Simon

October 1st, 2019


Dr. Mara Simon (@Dr_Mara_Simon) discusses her research with ethnic minority female PE teachers who teach in predominately white schools and talks us …

60: Who's Michel Foucault and how does his work relate to HPE w/Håkan Larsson

September 24th, 2019


This episode explains the concepts brought forward by one of the most cited modern thinkers, Michel Focault. Dr. Håkan Larsson from the Swedish …

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 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 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 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 …

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 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 …

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.

Look up a great resource:

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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