A systematic review of integrative practices in physical education (2009–2018)

Janelle M. Griffo, Pamela Hodges-Kulinna, Risto Harri Juhani Marttinen, Silvia Battistella

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The purpose of this systematic literature review was to provide a holistic analysis of the empirical research surrounding the integration of other content areas (e.g., math, science) into physical education class settings for the years 2009–2018. The systematic analysis took a three-phased approach: (a) extensive search, (b) researcher negotiations of coding classifications, and (c) analyzing results. Forty-five studies were established, showing technology integrated most frequently throughout the literature. There was a steady increase in publishing trends for 2010–2017, except in 2018. Additional findings reveal that most studies in this review did not utilize knowledge assessments or physical activity tracker measures. These measures are essential when integrating outside content into physical education to provide evidence of outcomes for both fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101689
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
StatePublished - Jan 2020


  • Academics
  • Educational change
  • Integration
  • Physical education
  • Scholarly publishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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