Ken Lodewyk, PhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Office: WC 286
905 688 5550 x5220
klodewyk@brocku.ca

I teach and research mainly in the areas of motor development, physical literacy, and movement pedagogy. Prior to being a professor, I earned my doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University, a master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, and worked as a high school teacher, coach, and athletic director for thirteen years. My general research interest is in the relations between instructional practices, motivation, beliefs, life skills, achievement, and physical literacy in physical and health education, recreation, and sport.

  • Associations between Trait Personality and Indices of Motivation and Achievement in Sport, Physical Activity, and Physical Education
  • The Conceptualization, Development, and Assessment of Physical Literacy
  • Epistemic Beliefs in Physical Education Students, Teachers, and Teacher-Candidates
  • Relations between Teaching Games for Understanding, Motivation, and Achievement in Physical Education
  • Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Activity in Children and Youth
  • North America Region Commissioner for the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, Reston, Virginia, USA (2014 to present).
  • Writing Team Member of Physical and Health Education Canada’s Physical Literacy Passport for Life assessment program.
  • Member of the International Physical Literacy Association
  • Physical and Health Education Canada and its Research Council
  • The Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) in America
  • Ontario Physical and Health Educators’ Association (OPHEA).

Papers in Refereed Journals

Lodewyk, K. (2019). Relations between trait personality and adaptive outcomes in high school physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. doi: 10.1123/jtpe.2018-0094

Lodewyk, K. & Gao, Z. (2019). Path associations between trait personality, enjoyment, and effort by gender in high school physical education. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. doi: 10.1080/1612197X.2018.1478871

Lodewyk, K. (2019). Early validation evidence of the Canadian practitioner-based assessment of physical literacy in secondary physical education. The Physical Educator, 76(3).

Lodewyk, K. & Bracco, E. (2019). Differences in motivation for physical education and a TGfU games unit in physical education. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Research Journal, 10(1).

Lodewyk, K. (2019). Gender-specific associations between trait personality in university and motivation in school physical education. International Journal of Kinesiology in Higher Education.

Mandigo, J., Lodewyk, K., & Tredway, J. (2019). Examining the impact of a teaching games for understanding approach on the development of physical literacy using the Passport for Life Assessment Tool. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. doi: 10.1123/jtpe.2018-0028

McNamara, L., Gibson, J., Lodewyk, K., Spadafora, N., & Lakman, Y. (2019). Enjoyment and belonging at recess: A mixed-methods study of children’s views of recess and responses to a recess intervention. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education, 13(2).

Fletcher, T., Lodewyk, K., Glover, K., & Albione, S. (2018). Learning to become instructional coaches in health and physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37, 313-321. doi: 10.1123/jtpe.2018-0024

McNamara, L., Lakman, Y., Spadafora, N., Lodewyk, K., & Walker, M. (2018) Recess and children with disabilities: A mixed-methods pilot study. Disability and Health Journal, 11, 637-643. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.03.005

Lodewyk, K. (2018). Gender-specific path associations between trait personality in university Kinesiology students and victimization and negative affect in high school physical education. Journal of Physical Education and Sport, 18(2), 937-943.

McNamara, L., Lodewyk, K., & Franklin, N. (2018). Recess in elementary school: A study of belongingness, affect, and victimization on the playground. Children and Schools, 40(2): 114-121. doi: 10.1093/cs/cdy006.

Lodewyk, K. (2018). Associations between trait personality, anxiety, self-efficacy, and intentions to exercise by gender in high school physical education. Educational Psychology,38(4): 487-501. doi: 10.1080/01443410.2017.1375081

Lodewyk, K.R, & Mandigo, J. (2017). Early validation evidence of a Canadian practitioner-based assessment of physical literacy in physical education: Passport for Life. The Physical Educator. 74(3), 1-15.

Lodewyk, K.R, & Muir, A. (2017). Girls’ Emotions, Self-Efficacy, and Attributions during Soccer and Fitness Testing in High School Physical Education. The Physical Educator, 74(2), 269-295.

Lodewyk, K. & Sullivan, P. (2017). Gender-Specific Associations between Personality Traits, Physical Activity, and Body Size Dissatisfaction. Journal of Teaching, Research, and Media in Kinesiology, January 10, 2017, 1-18.  

Lodewyk, K. & Sullivan, P. (2015). Anxiety, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Fitness Associations by Gender and Body Size Discrepancy in High School Physical Education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 21(6), 603-615.

Lodewyk, K. (2015). Relations among Epistemic Beliefs and Instructional Approaches to Teaching Games in Prospective Physical Educators. The Physical Educator, 72(4), 677-700.

Zhang, P., Xiang, P., Lodewyk, K., Huiping, S., & Gao, Z. (2015). Examining Psychosocial Correlates of Adolescent Girls’ Physical Activity Levels. Obesity and Control. Control Open Access 1:105

Lodewyk, K. & Gao, Z. (2013). Fitness-specific epistemic beliefs, effort regulation, outcomes, and indices of motivation in high school physical education. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Research Journal (8 (2), 3-11.

Lodewyk, K. (2013). Increasing participation in after-school sport and physical activity among children and youth: A case study of providers in Ontario, Canada. Phenex, 5 (2), 45-54.

Lodewyk, K., & Pybus, C. (2013). Investigating factors in the retention of students in high school physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 32, 61-77. 

Ning, W., Gao, Z., & Lodewyk, K. (2013). Associations between socio-motivational factors, physical education activity levels and physical activity behavior among youth. International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance Journal of Research, 7(1), 3-10.

Pirrie, A. M. & Lodewyk, K. (2012). Links between cognitive function and moderate-to vigorous physical activity in elementary physical education. Mental Health and Physical Activity Journal, 5, 93-98.

Lodewyk, K. (2012). Youth sport coaching for educational physical literacy. Coaches Plan Journal, 19(1), 40-41.  

Lu, C. & Lodewyk, K. (2012). Physical education programs in Canada. European Journal of Physical and Health Education: Social Perspective. 1(1), 15-22.

Gao, Z., Liu, Y., Lodewyk, K., Zhang, T., & Kosma, M. (2011). Reliability and validity of outcome expectancy-related measures in physical education. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 15, 155-167.

Lodewyk, K. (2011). An analysis of correlations among secondary school physical and health education teachers’ beliefs and instruction. Teaching and Learning Journal, 6(1).62-73.

Lodewyk, K. & Sullivan, P. (2010). Considering beliefs about epistemology, ability, and the need for cognition as achievement-related factors in university physical education students. Phenex, 2(2), 1-21.

Lodewyk, K. & Gao, Z. (2010). Reflective persistence mediating the role of values on achievement in secondary physical education students. European Journal of Physical and Health Education: Social and Humanistic Perspective, 3, 5-12.

Lodewyk, K, R., & Elcombe, T. (2010). Fostering ethical development in physical education. Physical and Health Education Journal, 76(3), 6-11.

Mandigo, J., Francis, N., Lodewyk, K. & Lopez, R. (2009). Physical literacy for educators. Physical and Health Education Journal, 75(3), 27-30.

Lodewyk, K., Lu, C., & Kentel, J. (2009). Enacting the spiritual dimension in physical education. The Physical Educator, 66(4), 170-179.

Lodewyk, K., Gammage, K., & Sullivan, P. (2009). Relations between Body Size Discrepancy, Gender, and Indices of Motivation and Achievement in High School Physical Education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. 28(4), 362-377.

Lodewyk, K. R. (2009). Fostering critical thinking in physical education students. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 80(8), 12-18.

Lodewyk, K. (2009). Exploring relations among achievement and beliefs about epistemology and ability in high school physical education students. The Physical Educator, 66(3), 124-138.

Lodewyk, K., Jamieson-Noel, D. & Winne, P. H. (2009). High school students’ motivation and use of learning strategies during work on differently structured tasks. Educational Psychology, 29(1), 1-25.

Gao, Z., Lodewyk, K., & Zhang, T. (2009). The role of self-efficacy and incentives in secondary school students’ intentions and effort in physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 28, 3-20.

Authored Books or Volumes or Chapters in a Book

Lu, C., Francis, N., & Lodewyk, K. (2013). Movement domains. In D. Robinson & L. Randall (Eds.). Physical Education in Canadian Schools. Thomson Publishing.

Lodewyk, K. (Ed.) (2011). Fundamental Movement Skills (Volume IV): Alternative Activities. Ottawa, ON: Physical and Health Education Canada.

Lodewyk, K. (2011). Fundamental Movement Skills (Volume IV): Alternative Activities –Overview Chapter. Ottawa, ON: Physical and Health Education Canada.

Lodewyk, K. (2009). Fundamental Movement Skills (Volume II): Learning to Train Stage. Ottawa, ON: Physical and Health Education Canada.

Lodewyk, K. (2009). Relations among beliefs about epistemology and value for TGfU in university students. In T. Hopper, J. Butler, & B. Storey (Eds.,), TGfU… Simply Good Pedagogy: Understanding a Complex Challenge (pp. 207-216). Ottawa, ON: Physical and Health Education Canada.  (Peer-reviewed)

Lodewyk, K. (2009). Movement pedagogy. In P. Klavora (Ed.), Introduction to Kinesiology: A Socio-Behavioral Perspective (pp. 16-33). Toronto, ON: Sports Books Publisher.

Lodewyk, K. & Skonieczny, U. (2009). Growth, motor development, and physical literacy. In P. Klavora (Ed.), Introduction to Kinesiology: A Socio-Behavioral Perspective (pp. 162-195). Toronto, ON: Sports Books Publisher

  • Motor Development and Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Activity in Children and Youth
  • Content and Pedagogy for School Physical Education
  • Content and Pedagogy for Teaching and Coaching Formal Games