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Psychodidactic Variables and Academic Performance in Physical Education

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Research on Physical Education has demonstrated that various psychological and didactic variables can significantly affect students, which in turn impacts on their academic performance. For example, creating a positive class climate, encouraging intrinsic motivation to school subjects, providing autonomy to ...

Research on Physical Education has demonstrated that various psychological and didactic variables can significantly affect students, which in turn impacts on their academic performance. For example, creating a positive class climate, encouraging intrinsic motivation to school subjects, providing autonomy to the student in their homework, using various teaching-learning models and even promoting an active lifestyle can have a significant effect on academic performance. In addition, scientific literature has shown that many of these variables can be approached from both, the teacher or the student, finding a close relationship with the development and evolution of the students' lives and their future school performance.

Therefore, the aim of this Research Topic is to focus primarily on the analysis of the variables that can affect students and teachers within the didactics and within the psychology of learning and teaching of Physical Education. The ultimate goal is to achieve a monograph of research applied by experts that can help teachers find solutions based on empirical evidence to respond to the needs and demands of the current educational context within Physical Education.

With this in mind, we encourage manuscript submissions on any of the following topics:
· Motivation, Autonomy, Satisfaction in Physical Education.
· Teaching and Learning Models in Physical Education.
· Physical exercise, physical activity and psychodidactic variables.
· Physical exercise, physical activity and academic performance.
· Didactic and psychological factors that affect academic performance.
· Analysis and evaluation in Physical Education.
· Influence of Physical Education in other school subjects.
· Study of the role of the teacher in the improvement of Physical Education classes.
· Disciplined or non-disciplined climates and behavior.
· Study of the differences according to the gender of the teacher or the student.
· New technologies and motivation.

Empirical research, qualitative, quantitative or mixed analysis, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and case studies involving students of Physical Education will be considered. Longitudinal or cross-sectional studies that track any of these variables annually or even comparing between countries and / or cultures will also be considered. The presentation of other analysis on topics related to Physical Education and psychodidactic variables are also welcome and encouraged to be discussed with the Editors.


Keywords: motivation, psychodidactics, learning, performance, physical education


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