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Dr. Antonio Calderon

Biography

Dr Antonio Calderón is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick. He is co-convener of the network 'Research in Sport Pedagogy' of the European Educational Research Association (EERA) and Associate Editor of the Culture_Science_Sport journal (ISI indexed). He is also a member of the editorial board of the Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education and Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. Antonio has been a visiting scholar at the University of Porto (Portugal), The University of Auckland (New Zealand), Auburn University (USA) and University of Rome, Foro Itálico (Italy) to teach and research on curriculum models for teaching and learning. He is the 2017 winner of the Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Antonio's current research focus aims to explore the effect of digital technology to offer an assessment of ‘quality' and inclusive pedagogy to ensure a powerful and meaningful learning experience in teacher education. He also has an active collaboration with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment in Ireland (statutory body of the Department of Education and Skills) supporting teachers to develop an effective integration of digital technology in teaching and learning.

Research Interests

Antonio's research interests are mostly focus on student learning in physical education and on social media and digital technologies for learning and engagement in teacher education.

Postdoctoral

1) 2010-Visiting scholar. University of Porto, Faculty of Sport, Porto, Portugal.

2) 2011- Visiting scholar. Auburn University, Department of Kinesiology, Auburn, United States.

3) 2014 - Visiting scholar. The University of Auckland, Department of Health and Physical Education, Auckland, New Zealand.

4) 2016 -Visiting scholar. The University of Rome, Department of Sport Pedagogy, Rome, Italy.


Teaching Interests

Antonio's main teaching interests revolve around physical education teacher education, social media and digital technology for learning, curriculum models, teaching, learning and assessment issues within school physical education.

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2019 - Excellence in Teaching Award. Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
  • 2017 - Jennifer Burke Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
  • 2015 - Department of Education. Region de Murcia. Category: Research:
  • 2013 - American Educational Research Association (AERA). Exemplary Paper Award
  • 2012 - Sport Education Editors' Choice -Taylor and Francis Journals Physical Education and Sport

Association

  • 2017 Regular member, Educational Studies Association of Ireland
  • 2014 Regular member, AIESEP International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
  • 2014 Co-convenor, European Educational Research Association

Research Collaborators

  • Alan Ovens - Outgoing Visitor - University of Auckland -New Zealand
  • Antonio Sánchez- Pato - Hold Joint Programme - University of Murcia -Spain
  • Emanuele Isidori - Joint Publication - Università degli studi di Roma Foro Italico -Italy
  • Emanuele Isidori - Outgoing Visitor - Università degli studi di Roma Foro Italico -Italy
  • Peter Hastie - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Auburn University -USA
  • Peter Hastie - Co-supervision of PhD - Auburn University -USA
  • Ramiro Rolim - Joint Publication - Universidade do Porto -Portugal
  • Ramiro Rolim - Visiting Professor/Lecturer - Universidade do Porto -Portugal

Publications

Books

2017

An Innovative European Sports Tutorship Model of the Dual Career of Student-Athletes
Antonio Sánchez-Pato, Emanuele Isidori, Antonio Calderón, Julie Brunton
(2017) An Innovative European Sports Tutorship Model of the Dual Career of Student-Athletes
Spain : UCAM Catholic University of Murcia

2011

Sport Education model. A systematic review
Calderón, A., Martínez de Ojeda, D., & Hastie, P. A
(2011) Sport Education model. A systematic review
London : EAE Publishing

2009

Task organization and learning in physical education
Calderón, A., Palao, J. M., & Ortega, E.
(2009) Task organization and learning in physical education
Murcia : Diego Marín Librero-Editor

Book Chapters

2016

I really want them to be engaged and learn': The use of social media to engage in higher education
Calderón, A., López-Chicheri, I., Fernández-Río, J., & Sinelnikov, O.
(2016) I really want them to be engaged and learn': The use of social media to engage in higher education
In Digital technologies and learning in physical education. Pedagogical Cases.; London : Routledge

2014

A Sport Education dodgeball unit
Calderón, A., & Martínez de Ojeda, D
(2014) A Sport Education dodgeball unit
In Pedagogical models in physical education. Units of target games; Madrid : Editorial Grupo 5

2014

Elements in athletics sport initiation
Calderón, A., & Rolim, R. J.
(2014) Elements in athletics sport initiation
In Foundations of Athletics: Teaching tips; Madrid : Pila Teleña

2014

Sport initiation to athletics
Calderón, A., Valero, A., & Marmol, A
(2014) Sport initiation to athletics
In Foundations of Athletics: Teaching tips; Madrid : Pila Teleña

2011

A Spanish teacher's experience with Sport Education
Martínez de Ojeda, D., Calderón, A., & Hastie, P. A
(2011) A Spanish teacher's experience with Sport Education
In Sport Education: International Perspectives; London : Routledge

Peer Reviewed Journals

2020

Enacting a new curriculum models-based framework supported by digital technology within a learning community
Calderón A.;Tannehill D.
(2020) Enacting a new curriculum models-based framework supported by digital technology within a learning community
In European Physical Education Review;
DOI: 10.1177/1356336X20962126

2020

An integrated blended learning approach for physical education teacher education programmes: teacher educators’ and pre-service teachers’ experiences
Calderón A.;Scanlon D.;MacPhail A.;Moody B.
(2020) An integrated blended learning approach for physical education teacher education programmes: teacher educators’ and pre-service teachers’ experiences
In Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy ;
DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2020.1823961

2020

Exploring primary pre-service teachers’ use of ‘assessment for learning’ while teaching primary physical education during school placement
Macken S.;MacPhail A.;Calderon A.
(2020) Exploring primary pre-service teachers’ use of ‘assessment for learning’ while teaching primary physical education during school placement
In Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy ;
DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2020.1752647
[ULIR]

2020

Teacher agency in enacting physical education in a period of curriculum change and reform in Ireland
Scanlon D.;Calderón A.;MacPhail A.
(2020) Teacher agency in enacting physical education in a period of curriculum change and reform in Ireland
In Curriculum Journal;
DOI: 10.1002/curj.80

2019

Conceptualising examinable physical education in the Irish context: Leaving Certificate Physical Education
Scanlon D.;MacPhail A.;Calderon A.
(2019) Conceptualising examinable physical education in the Irish context: Leaving Certificate Physical Education
In Sport, Education And Society;
DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2019.1664451
[ULIR]

2019

A student-centred digital technology approach: The relationship between intrinsic motivation, learning climate and academic achievement of physical education pre-service teachers
Calderón A.;Meroño L.;MacPhail A.
(2019) A student-centred digital technology approach: The relationship between intrinsic motivation, learning climate and academic achievement of physical education pre-service teachers
In European Physical Education Review;
DOI: 10.1177/1356336X19850852

2018

Design and validation of the questionnaire of perception of elementary education teachers about student competency-based learning (#ICOMpri2)
Merono, L,Calderon, A,Arias-Estero, JL,Mendez-Gimenez, A
(2018) Design and validation of the questionnaire of perception of elementary education teachers about student competency-based learning (#ICOMpri2)
In Revista Complutense De Educacion; pp. 215-235
DOI: 10.5209/RCED.52200

2018

Design and Validation of the Questionnaire of Perception of Elementary Education Teachers on the Inclusion of Key Competences (#ICOMpri3)
Calderon, A,Merono, L,Arias-Estero, JL,Mendez-Gimenez, A
(2018) Design and Validation of the Questionnaire of Perception of Elementary Education Teachers on the Inclusion of Key Competences (#ICOMpri3)
In Estudios Sobre Educacion; pp. 67-97
DOI: 10.15581/004.34.67-97

2018

Primary school student and teacher perceptions of competency-based learning
Merono, L,Calderon, A,Arias-Estero, JL,Mendez-Gimenez, A
(2018) Primary school student and teacher perceptions of competency-based learning
In Cultura Y Educacion; pp. 1-37
DOI: 10.1080/11356405.2018.1436796

2018

Improvement in game performance and adherence after an aligned TGfU floorball unit in physical education
Morales-Belando, MT;Calderon, A;Arias-Estero, JL
(2018) Improvement in game performance and adherence after an aligned TGfU floorball unit in physical education
In Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy ; ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD pp. 657-671
DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2018.1530747

2018

Relationship between perceived competency-based learning and measured learning in TIMSS 2015: Comparison of Spanish and German students
Merono, L;Calderon, A;Rieckmann, M;Mendez-Gimenez, A;Arias-Estero, JL
(2018) Relationship between perceived competency-based learning and measured learning in TIMSS 2015: Comparison of Spanish and German students
In Revista De Educacion; MADRID : MINISTRY EDUCATION & SCIENCE pp. 9-31
DOI: 10.4438/1988-592X-RE-2017-379-365

2017

Learning and Talent in Soccer
Serra-Olivares, J;Garcia-Lopez, LM;Calderon, A
(2017) Learning and Talent in Soccer
In Apunts Educacion Fisica Y Deportes; BARCELONA : INST NACL EDUCACION FISICA CATALUNA pp. 64-77
DOI: 10.5672/apunts.2014-0983.es.(2017/3).129.05

2017

Questionnaire on Perceived Competency-based Learning for primary school students (#ICOMpri1)
Merono, L,Calderon, A,Arias-Estero, JL,Mendez-Gimenez, A
(2017) Questionnaire on Perceived Competency-based Learning for primary school students (#ICOMpri1)
In Cultura Y Educacion; pp. 279-323
DOI: 10.1080/11356405.2017.1318470

2017

Questionnaire on Perceived Competency-based Learning for Primary School Students (#ICOMpri1)
Meroño, L., Calderon, A., Arias-Estero, J. L., & Mendez-Gimenez, A
(2017) Questionnaire on Perceived Competency-based Learning for Primary School Students (#ICOMpri1)
In Cultura Y Educacion;
[ULIR]

2016

Game-Based Approaches, Pedagogical Principles and Tactical Constraints: Examining Games Modification
Serra, J., García-López, L. M., & Calderón, A.
(2016) Game-Based Approaches, Pedagogical Principles and Tactical Constraints: Examining Games Modification
In Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education; pp. 208-218
DOI: 10.1123/jtpe.2015-0125
[ULIR]

2016

Physical education master programme student perceptions on self-made materials. A reflection from Papert's constructionist theory
Méndez-Giménez, A.; Fernández-Río, J.; Rolim Marques, R. J. & Calderón, A.
(2016) Physical education master programme student perceptions on self-made materials. A reflection from Papert's constructionist theory
In Educacion Xx1; pp. 179-200

2015

Tactical Domain-specific Knowledge in Young Soccer Players aged 8-12
Serra, J., García-López, L., Calderón, A.
(2015) Tactical Domain-specific Knowledge in Young Soccer Players aged 8-12
In Apunts Educacion Fisica Y Deportes; pp. 36-43

2015

Promoting professional learning through ongoing and interactive support: three cases within physical education
Hastie, PA,MacPhail, A,Calderon, A,Sinelnikov, OA
(2015) Promoting professional learning through ongoing and interactive support: three cases within physical education
In Professional Development in Education ; pp. 452-466
DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2014.924425

2015

Effects of student skill level on knowledge, decision-making, skill execution and game performance in a mini-volley ball Sport Education season
Mahedero, M. P., Calderón, A., Arias, J. L., Hastie, P. A., & Guarino, A. J.
(2015) Effects of student skill level on knowledge, decision-making, skill execution and game performance in a mini-volley ball Sport Education season
In Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education; pp. 626-641
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2014-0061

2015

Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three Cases within Physical Education
Hastie, P. A., MacPhail, A., Calderón, A., & Sinelnikov, O.
(2015) Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three Cases within Physical Education
In Professional Development in Education ; pp. 452-466

2014

Training in-service teachers in physical education. A proposal to teach the Sport Education model
Calderón, A., & Martínez de Ojeda, D.
(2014) Training in-service teachers in physical education. A proposal to teach the Sport Education model
In Revista De Educacion;

2014

Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three cases within physical education
Hastie, P., MacPhail, A., Osinelnikov, O. & Calderon, A.
(2014) Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three cases within physical education
In Professional Development in Education ;
DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2014.924425
[ULIR]

2013

The development of skill and knowledge during a Sport Education season of track and field
Hastie, P. A., Calderón, A., Rolim, R., & Guarino, A
(2013) The development of skill and knowledge during a Sport Education season of track and field
In Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport;

Other Journals

2019

Prediction model for the inclusion of key competences in the primary school curriculum through the teachers' perceptions in the Region de Murcia
Meroño, L., Calderon, A., Arias-Estero, J. L., & Mendez-Gimenez, A.
(2019) Prediction model for the inclusion of key competences in the primary school curriculum through the teachers' perceptions in the Region de Murcia
In Cultura y Educación; pp. 31-66
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/11356405.2018.1561108

2019

Original intentions and unintended consequences: the ‘contentious' role of assessment in the development of Leaving Certificate Physical Education in Ireland
Scanlon, D., MacPhail, A., & Calderon, A
(2019) Original intentions and unintended consequences: the ‘contentious' role of assessment in the development of Leaving Certificate Physical Education in Ireland
In Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education ; pp. 71-90

2018

Design and Validation of the Questionnaire of Perception of Elementary Education Teachers on the Inclusion of Key Competences (#ICOMpri3)
Calderón, A., Arias-Estero, J. L., Meroño, L., & Méndez-Giménez, A
(2018) Design and Validation of the Questionnaire of Perception of Elementary Education Teachers on the Inclusion of Key Competences (#ICOMpri3)
In Estudios sobre Educación; pp. 67-97
DOI: 10.15581/004.34.67-97

2018

Design and Validation of the Questionnaire of Perception of Elementary Education Teachers about Student Competency-based Learning (#ICOMpri2)
Meroño, L., Calderon, A., Arias-Estero, J. L., & Mendez-Gimenez, A.
(2018) Design and Validation of the Questionnaire of Perception of Elementary Education Teachers about Student Competency-based Learning (#ICOMpri2)
In Revista Complutense de Educación; pp. 1-23

2017

Design and validation of the questionnaire of perception of elementary education teachers about student competncy-base learning (#ICOMpri2)1
Lourdes Meroño, Antonio Calderón, José-Luis Arias-Estero, and Antonio Méndez-Giménez
(2017) Design and validation of the questionnaire of perception of elementary education teachers about student competncy-base learning (#ICOMpri2)1
In Revista Complutense de Educación;
[ULIR]

2016

Perception of secondary students about attitudes and behaviors after an experience with Problem Based Learning]
Meroño, L., Bada, J., Sánchez Pato, A., Calderón, A., & Figuer-Montero, C.
(2016) Perception of secondary students about attitudes and behaviors after an experience with Problem Based Learning]
In Italian Journal of Sport Pedagogy; pp. 13-28

2016

Effect of the pedagogical model on the physical self-concept of students in physical education
Hortigüela, D., Pérez-Pueyo, A., & Calderón, A.
(2016) Effect of the pedagogical model on the physical self-concept of students in physical education
In Retos;
[ULIR]

2016

Effect of Sport Education on the technical learning and motivational climate of junior high performance swimmers
Meroño, L., Calderón, A., & Hastie, P.A
(2016) Effect of Sport Education on the technical learning and motivational climate of junior high performance swimmers
In RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte; pp. 182-198
DOI: 10.5232/ricyde2016.04407
[ULIR]

2016

Now we help ourselves more': Team-teaching and social classroom climate. Experience with Sport Education
Calderón, A., Martínez de Ojeda, D., Valverde, J.J., & Méndez-Giménez, A.
(2016) Now we help ourselves more': Team-teaching and social classroom climate. Experience with Sport Education
In RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte; pp. 121-136
DOI: 10.5232/ricyde2016.04403
[ULIR]

2015

Tactical Domain-specific Knowledge in Young Soccer Players aged 8-12
Serra, J., García-López, L., Calderón, A.
(2015) Tactical Domain-specific Knowledge in Young Soccer Players aged 8-12
In Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes; pp. 36-43

2015

Effect of in-service education on teaching practice and student achievement in physical education
Calderón, A., & Martínez de Ojeda, D.
(2015) Effect of in-service education on teaching practice and student achievement in physical education
In Acción Motriz; pp. 21-34

2015

Effect of a Sport Education season on psychological variables in youth swimmers
Meroño, L, Calderón, A., & Hastie, P. A
(2015) Effect of a Sport Education season on psychological variables in youth swimmers
In Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte; pp. 35-46

2015

Relationship between young soccer players' tactical knowledge and age, experience and level of expertise
Serra, J., García-López, L., Calderón, A., & Cuevas-Campos, R.
(2015) Relationship between young soccer players' tactical knowledge and age, experience and level of expertise
In Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte,; pp. 105-112

2015

Sport Education model and the teaching of foreign languages: An experience in primary education
Martínez de Ojeda, D., Calderón, A. & Campos, A.
(2015) Sport Education model and the teaching of foreign languages: An experience in primary education
In Revista Internacional de Deportes Colectivos; pp. 22-35

2015

Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three Cases within Physical Education
Hastie, P. A., MacPhail, A., Calderón, A., & Sinelnikov, O
(2015) Promoting professional learning through on-going and interactive support: Three Cases within Physical Education
In Professional Development in Education; pp. 452-466

2015

'You learn more'. An experience of Sport Education in secondary education
Mahedero, M. P., Calderón, A. & Lara, E.
(2015) 'You learn more'. An experience of Sport Education in secondary education
In Tándem. Didáctica de la Educación Física,; pp. 16-24

2014

Comparative analysis of different teaching models for athletics sampling years
Gómez, A., Calderón, A., & Valero, A.
(2014) Comparative analysis of different teaching models for athletics sampling years
In Ágora para la Educación Física y el Deporte; pp. 104-121

2014

The Constructionist Theory of Learning in Teacher Education. Perspectives from students and teachers through quantitative and qualitative research
Fernández-Río, J., Calderón, A., Rolim, R. J. & Méndez-Giménez, A.
(2014) The Constructionist Theory of Learning in Teacher Education. Perspectives from students and teachers through quantitative and qualitative research
In Profesorado: Revista de Currículum y Formación del Profesorado; pp. 213-228

2013

Influence of perceived skill on the attitude of students after a Sport Education unit
Calderón, A., Martínez de Ojeda, D., & Martínez, I. M.
(2013) Influence of perceived skill on the attitude of students after a Sport Education unit
In Retos; pp. 16-20

2013

In-service education and teachers' perception about key competences development with Sport Education
Calderón, A., Martínez de Ojeda, D. & Méndez, A.
(2013) In-service education and teachers' perception about key competences development with Sport Education
In Retos; pp. 58-63

2013

The effects of task organization on skill and knowledge in physical education.
Calderón, A., Hastie, P. A., Palao, J. M., & Ortega, O.
(2013) The effects of task organization on skill and knowledge in physical education.
In RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte; pp. 48-59
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5232/ricyde2013.03104

2013

Sport Education and teaching dance. An experience in post secondary education
Calderón, A. Hastie, P. A., Liarte, J. P. & Martínez de Ojeda, D.
(2013) Sport Education and teaching dance. An experience in post secondary education
In Tándem. Didáctica de la Educación Física; pp. 93-98

2013

Students and teachers' perception after practice with two pedagogical models in physical education
Calderón, A., Martínez de Ojeda, D. & Hastie, P.
(2013) Students and teachers' perception after practice with two pedagogical models in physical education
In RICYDE. Revista Internacional de Ciencias del Deporte,; pp. 137-153
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5232/ricyde2013.03204

Conference Publications

2019

Computers in Education Society of Ireland Conference
Calderon, A., & Tannehill, D
(2019) Computers in Education Society of Ireland Conference

2017

Education Studies Association of Ireland Conference
Calderón, A. & MacPhail, A
(2017) Education Studies Association of Ireland Conference
Cork

2017

European Conference on Educational Research
Meroño, Lourdes; Calderón, Antonio; Arias-Estero, José-Luis; Méndez-Giménez, Antonio
(2017) European Conference on Educational Research

2017

European Conference on Educational Research
Calderon, A., & Meroño, L.
(2017) European Conference on Educational Research
Copenhagen

2017

Social Media for Learning in Higher Education
Calderón, A., & Meroño, L.
(2017) Social Media for Learning in Higher Education

2016

Social Media for Learning in Higher Education
Calderón, A., & Meroño, L.
(2016) Social Media for Learning in Higher Education
Sheffield

2016

Social Media for Learning in Higher Education
Calderón, A. & Meroño, L.
(2016) Social Media for Learning in Higher Education
Sheffield

2015

European Conference on Educational Research
Meroño, L., Calderón, A., Arias-Estero, J.L., & Méndez-Giménez, A.
(2015) European Conference on Educational Research
Budapest

2015

European Conference on Educational Research
Meroño, L., Calderón, A., Arias-Estero, J.L., & Méndez-Giménez, A
(2015) European Conference on Educational Research

2015

AIESEP International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
Wallhead, T., Hastie, P., & Calderón, A
(2015) AIESEP International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
New Zealand

2015

AIESEP International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
Calderón, A., Meroño, L., & Hastie, P. A.
(2015) AIESEP International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
Madrid

2014

VII Euroamerican Conference of Human Movement
Calderón, A
(2014) VII Euroamerican Conference of Human Movement
Santiago de Chile

2014

European Conference on Educational Research
Meroño, L., Calderón, A., & Arias, J. L.
(2014) European Conference on Educational Research
Porto

2014

European Conference on Educational Research
Calderón, A., Meroño, L., & Arias, J. L
(2014) European Conference on Educational Research

2013

VII Congress of the Spanish Association of Sports Sciences
Meroño, L., Rodríguez, J. J. & Calderón, A
(2013) VII Congress of the Spanish Association of Sports Sciences

2013

Spanish Conference of Sport Psychology
Rodríguez, J. J., Calderón, A., & Martínez, I. M.
(2013) Spanish Conference of Sport Psychology

2013

Spanish Conference of Sport Psychology
Meroño, L., Calderón, A., & Martínez, I. M.
(2013) Spanish Conference of Sport Psychology

Published Reports

2017

Position statement on quality physical education in Spain
Monica Aznar Cebamanos, Antonio Calderón, Javier Fernandez-Río, Oscar García Busto, Sonia Herce Azanza, David Hortigüela Alcalá, Julio Iglesias Rodríguez, Francisco Javier Gil Espinosa, Jaime Lopez Prad, Ángel Pérez-Pueyo, Manuel Rodriguez Abreu y Sònia Vidal Valero
(2017) Position statement on quality physical education in Spain
Spain : Consejo COLEF

2017

Report on quality physical education in Spain. Scientific argumentation
Monica Aznar Cebamanos, Antonio Calderón, Javier Fernandez-Río, Oscar García Busto, Sonia Herce Azanza, David Hortigüela Alcalá, Julio Iglesias Rodríguez, Francisco Javier Gil Espinosa, Jaime Lopez Prad, Ángel Pérez-Pueyo, Manuel Rodriguez Abreu y Sònia Vidal Valero
(2017) Report on quality physical education in Spain. Scientific argumentation
Spain : Consejo COLEF pp. 83-99

Editorials

2015

CCD, ten years of history
Pato, A., Bada, J., Calderón, A., & Arias-Estero, J. L.
(2015) CCD, ten years of history
pp. 139-140

2013

CCD already is on OJS
Calderón, A.
(2013) CCD already is on OJS
pp. 139-140