Dr Kevin Morgan

 

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Principal​​ Lect​​urer
 

Telephone number: 029 2041 6586
Email address: kmorgan@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Kevin is a Principal Lecturer in Sport Pedagogy and Sport Coaching in the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences. He is Programme Director for the Taught Doctorate in Sport Coaching.

In 2014, Kevin achieved Senior Fellowship of the HEA in recognition of his expertise in pedagogical practice, research and leadership. ​

Research / Publications

My research interests are focused around pedagogy in Sport Coaching and Physical Education settings. More recently, my research has focused on Action Research approaches.

List of Publications


Journal Articles:

Morgan, K., Mouchet, A., & Thomas, G. (2020). Coaches’ perceptions of decision making in rugby union. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.

Chapron. J., & Morgan, K. (2019). Action research within an elite rugby union coaching group to influence change in coach learning and pedagogic practice. Sports Coaching Review. DOI 10.1080/21640629.2019.1670931

Edwards, L.C., Bryant, A., Morgan, K., Cooper, S.M., Jones, A.M., & Keegan, R.J., (2019) The effectiveness of a Physical Literacy professional development programme for Welsh-medium primary school teachers. Journal of Teaching Physical Education. 

Santos, M., & Morgan, K. (2019). Developing creative team games players: From jazz to sport coaching. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. 14:2, 117-125.

Morgan, K. (2019). Applying mastery TARGET structures to Cooperative Learning in PE. Journal of PE, Recreation and Dance. 90:3, 27-32.

Morgan, K. (2019) Applying the TARGET Pedagogical Principles in Physical Education to Enhance Students' Physical Literacy. Journal of PE, Recreation and Dance. 90:1, 9-14.

Morgan, K., Bryant. A., Edwards, L., & Mitchell-Williams (2018). Transferring primary generalists' positive classroom pedagogy to the physical education setting: A collaborative PE-CPD process. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 24:1, 43-58.

Mouchet, A., Morgan, K. & Thomas, G. (2018) Psychophenomenology and the explicitation interview for accessing subjective lived experience in sport coaching. Sport Education and Society. 24:9, 967-980. DOI 10.1080/13573322.2018.1495189

Kingston. K., Wixey, D., & Morgan, K. (2018). Monitoring the Climate: Exploring the psychological environment in an Elite Soccer Academy. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.

Morgan, K. (2018). Making sense of the pedagogical principles in Donaldson's 'Successful Futures': A Welsh Physical Education perspective. Physical Education Matters, Spring.

Sproule, J., Lin, C.P., Martindale, R., & Morgan, K. (2017). Physical Education in Taiwan, when students take control: Investigating the impact of self-regulated learning pedagogy in Physical Education. International Sports Studies. 39:1, 4-18

Edwards, L.C., Bryant, A., Keegan, R.J., Morgan, K., Cooper, S.M., Jones, A.M. (2017) Measuring Physical Literacy and Related Constructs: A Systematic Review of Empirical Findings. Sports Medicine. 48:3, 659-682. DOI 10.1007/s40279-017-0817-9

Morgan. K. (2016). Reconceptualising Motivational Climate in Physical Education and Sport Coaching: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. QUEST. DOI:10.1080/00336297.2016.1152984

Clements, D., & Morgan, K. (2016). Coach development through collaborative action research: enhancing the learning environment within a national talent development system. Sports Coaching Review. Vol. 4 (2), 139–161

L. De Martin-Silva, J. Fonseca, R.L. Jones, K. Morgan & I. Mesquita (2015). Understanding undergraduate sports coaching students' development and learning: the necessity of uncertainty. Teaching in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2015.1072153

Fonseca, J., De Martin-Silva, L., Jones, R, Morgan, K., Mesquita, I., Davies, G. (2014). The promise and problems of video diaries: Building on current research. Qualitative Research Journal, 7(3):1-16. DOI:10.1080/2159676X.2014.938687

Lewis, J., Morgan, K., & Cooper, S. (2015). Relative age effects in Welsh age grade rugby union. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching.10:5,797-813.

Hassan, M., & Morgan, K. (2015). Effects of a mastery intervention programme on the motivational climate in sport coaching. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. 10:3, 487-503.

Ribeiro, J., Mesquita, I., & Morgan, K. (2014). Coach, learning, and coach education: a Portuguese expert coaches' perspective. The Sport Psychologist, 28, 124-136.

Thomas, G., Morgan, K., & Mesquita, I. (2013). Reflections on implementing a TGfU approach in junior rugby: Problematising worthwhile practice. Sport Coaching Review, 2:1, 49-60.

Morgan, K., Jones, R., Gilbourne, D. & Llewellyn, D. (2013). Innovative Approaches in Coach Education Pedagogy. Nuances: estudos sobre Educação, Presidente Prudente, SP, 24, n. 1, p. 218-234, jan./abr. 2013 .http://dx.doi.org/10.14572/nuances.v24i1.2170.

Morgan, K., Bryant, A. & Diffey, F. (2013). The effects of a collaborative mastery intervention programme on physical literacy in primary PE. ICSSPE Bulletin - Journal of Sport Science and Physical Education, 65. Retrieved from: https://www.icsspe.org/content/no-65-cd-rom.

Morgan, K., Jones, R., Gilbourne, D. & Llewellyn, D. (2013). Changing the face of coach education: Using ethno-drama to depict lived realities. Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy.

Jones, R.L., Morgan K. & Harris, K., (2012). Developing coaching pedagogy: seeking a better integration of theory and practice. Sport, Education and Society, 17:3, 313-329 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.608936

Bethell, S. & Morgan, K. (2011). Problem-based and experiential learning: Engaging students in an undergraduate physical education module. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education.Practical paper. 10 (1), 128-134.

Morgan, K. & Jones, R.J. (2011). Integrating Ethno-drama into a Problem-Based Learning Sports Coaching Module: Making the Everyday Context Come Alive Within the Classroom. Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network, LINK 28, 40-43.

Morgan, K. & Kingston, K. (2010). Promoting a mastery motivational climate in a higher education sports class. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education.Practical paper. 9 (1), 73-84.

Morgan, K. & Jones, R.J. (2010). Developing Coaching Pedagogy: Curriculum Innovations on a Masters Programme. Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network, LINK 25, 20-21.

Gray, S., Sproule, J., & Morgan, K. (2009). Teaching team invasion games and motivational climate. European Physical Education Review, 15 (1), 1-24.

Morgan, K. & Kingston, K. (2008). Development of a self-observation mastery intervention programme for teacher education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 13 (2), 109-129.

Sproule, J., Wang, J., Morgan. K., & McNeal, M. (2007). Effects of motivational climate in Singaporean Physical Education lessons on intrinsic motivation and physical activity intention. Personality & Individual Differences, 43 (5), 1037-1051. 

Morgan. K., Sproule, J., McNeal, M., Kingston, K. & Wang, J. (2006).  A cross-cultural study of motivational climate in physical education lessons in the UK and Singapore. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 37(4),299-316.

Morgan, K., Sproule, J., Weigand, D. & Carpenter, P.J. (2005a). A computer-based observational assessment of the teaching behaviours that influence motivational climate in Physical Education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. 10 (1), 83-105.

Morgan, K., Kingston, K. & Sproule, J. (2005b). Effects of different teaching styles, on the teacher behaviours that influence motivational climate in physical education. European Physical Education Review, 11(3), 257-286.

Morgan, K. (2004). Developing Key Skills in KS2 Athletics. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 35, 2, 10-13.

Morgan, K. (2003). Teaching Styles, Progression and Variety in Athletics Lessons. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 34, 1, 12-14.

Morgan, K. & Carpenter, P.J. (2002). Effects of manipulating the motivational climate in Physical Education lessons. European Physical Education Review, 8 (3), 207-229.

Morgan, K. (2001). Athletics throwing challenges. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 32, 2, 15-17.

Morgan, K. (2001). Athletics jumping challenges. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 32, 1, 14-16.

Morgan, K. (2000). Athletics running challenges. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 31, 4, 10-12.

Morgan, K. (2000). Motivation in athletics lessons. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 31, 1, 16-18.

Carpenter P.J. & Morgan, K. (1999) Motivational climate, personal goal perspectives and cognitive and affective responses in Physical Education classes. European Journal of Physical Education, 4, 31-44.

  

Books:

Morgan, K. (2001). Athletics Challenges: A Resource Pack for Teaching Athletics. UWIC Press.

Morgan, K. (2011). Athletics Challenges (2nd ed), A Resource Pack for Teaching Athletics. Routledge.

Morgan, K. (2003). Primary Athletics Challenges, A Resource Pack for Teaching Athletics in Primary Schools, UWIC Press.

 

Book Chapters:

Gray, S., Morgan, K. & Sproule. J. (2017). Pedagogy for Student Motivation, Learning and Development in Physical Education. In M. Thorburn (Ed.) Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education. Routledge.

Thomas, G., Morgan K., and Harris K. (2016). Albert Bandura: Observational learning in coaching. In L. Nelson, R. Groom and P. Potrac. Learning in Sports Coaching: Theory and Application. London: Routledge, pp. 38-50.

Brown, D., Morgan, K., & Aldous, D. (In press). Bourdieus theory of habitus, teacher socialization and problem based learning. Teacher Socialisation. Routledge.

Morgan, K., Milton, D. & Longville J. (2015). Motivating Pupils for Learning in PE. In S. Capel and M. Whitehead (Eds.) Learning to Teach Physical Education in Secondary School (4th Ed). Routledge.

Morgan, K. & Hassan, M. (2014).The practice session: creating a motivational climate. In
C.Nash (Ed.) Practical Sports Coaching. Hodder.

Morgan, K., Jones, R., Gilbourne, D. & Llewellyn, D. (2013). Innovative Approaches in Coach Education Pedagogy. In P. Potrac, J. Denison, & W. Gilbert (Eds.). The Handbook of Sports Coaching. Routledge.

Morgan, K. & Sproule, J. (2012). Pedagogy for coaches (2nd Ed). In R. Jones & K. Kingston (Eds.).  An Introduction to Sports Coaching. Routledge.

Morgan, K. (2012). Motivation in Sport and Exercise. Course companion for Sport, Exercise and Health Science, International Baccalaureate. Oxford University Press.

Castro, J.; Morgan, K.; Mesquita, I. (2012): Investigação-ação; conceção, metodologia e aplicação. In Rosado, A., Colaço, C. & Mesquita, I. (Eds). Métodos e Técnicas de Investigação em Ciências do Desporto, pp.101-125. Lisboa: Edições FMH.

Castro, J., Morgan, K., & Mesquita, I. (2011). Action Research: conception, methodology and application. In A. Rosado, C. Colaço, & I. Mesquita (Eds.). Methods and Techniques of Investigation in Sport Sciences. FMH Editions: Lisbon. 

Teaching and Supervision

Dr Morgan delivers on modules in the areas of sport coaching and pedagogy and is the Programme Director for the Taught Doctorate in Sport Coaching.

PhD Completions:

Shirley Gray (2009). Team invasion games within the Scottish PE curriculum: Rhetoric, reality and implications for practice. University of Edinburgh. Co-supervisor with Dr John Sproule.

Kerry Harris (2010). Maximising Coaches' Experiential Learning Through 'Communities of Practice. UWIC. Co-supervised with Professor Robyn Jones.

Mohamad Faithal Hassan (2011). Developing a mastery motivational climate in sports coaching. UWIC & University of Malaya. Director of Studies, Co-supervisors, Professor Robyn Jones and Dr Kieran Kingston.

Lowri Edwards (2018). The effectiveness of a cross-curricular physical literacy intervention delivered to primary school teachers on pupils' physical literacy. Co-supervisor with Dr Anna Bryant and Dr Anwen Jones.

Jose Castro (2019). Exploring the impact of using a 'Teaching Games for Understanding' approach within coach settings: An action research study. Cardiff Metropolitan University. Director of Studies, co-supervisors, Professor Robyn Jones and Dr Isabel Mesquita (University of Porto).

Current Doctoral Supervision:

Joana Fonseca (2012-present). Sports coaching students' learning experiences and identity development: A Portuguese case study. Cardiff Metropolitan University & University of Porto. Co-supervisor with Professor Robyn Jones and Dr Isabel Mesquita.

Daniel Clements (2015-present): Professional Doctorate. Enhancing the learning environment in talent development coaching in Hockey Wales. Director of Studies, Co-supervisor, Dr Kerry Harris.

Fiona Diffey (2014-present). Mapping the physical literacy journey of primary Initial Teacher Training students during their Post Graduate teacher training year and the impact they have on the physical literacy journey of the pupils they teach. Director of Studies, co-supervisors, Professor Gary Beauchamp and Dr Kieran Hodgkin (School of Education).

Andrew Thomas. (2016-present). KESS 2 Funded Project: Evaluation of the impact of the WRU's School Hub Programme on the health & well-being of pupils in the Ospreys rugby region.

Mr Xiaoyun Tang. (2017-present). Co-supervisor with Dr Alun Hardman and Professor Robyn Jones. The Narrative Histories of Chinese Football Coaches Participating in a 3 Month UK Based Training Programme.

Rhys Pritchard. (2017- present) Taught Doctorate. Director of Studies,

Manuel Santos. (2018 – present) Taught Doctorate. Supervisor 

Karl Offord. (2018 – present) Taught Doctorate. Director of Studies

Alice Hunter. (2018 – present) Taught Doctorate. Director of Studies.

Ian Gardner. (2018 – present) Taught Doctorate. Director of Studies.

Amy Rees (2019 - present) KESS 2 Funded Project: The development of a collaborative approach to implement a 'Triathlon Passport' that enhances children's physical literacy in primary schools and leisure centres.

Dean Holden. (2019 – present) Taught Doctorate. Director of Studies.

Jevon Groves. (2019 – present) Taught Doctorate. Director of Studies.          

Professional Doctorate Supervision:

Daniel Clements (2015-present): Enhancing the learning environment in talent development coaching in Hockey Wales. Director of Studies, Co-supervisor, Dr Kerry Harris.

Qualifications and Awards

PhD: Motivational Climate in Physical Education, UWIC (2006)

MPhil: PE & Sport Pedagogy, De Montfort University, Bedford (2000)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Physical Education Specialist Course): South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff (1987)

BA (Hons): Human Movement Studies (2/1) - South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education, Cardiff (1986)

Senior Fellow of the HEA Academy (2014)

Cardiff Metropolitan School of Sport Contribution to Enterprise Award (2017)

External Links

I am linked with a number of external organisations through research, professional practice, enterprise activities and learning and teaching.

  • Welsh Rugby Union – Development and delivery of the WRU Level 3 & 4 coaching awards (2006-Present)
  • UK Athletics – Development and delivery of the WRU Level 3 & 4 coaching awards (2006-Present)
  • Sport Wales - Physical Literacy Consultant (2018-Present)

 

External PhD Examinations:

Stuart Ollis, Edinburgh University (2007): Constructive expertise: A critical, ecological and micro developmental perspective on developing talent.

Christine Nash, Edinburgh University (2008): The role of coach education in the development of expertise in coaching.

Hazel Brown, Southampton University (2013): Student expectations and perceptions of undergraduate study in sport.

Steven Young, Napier University, Edinburgh (2016): Physical activity patterns in Scottish children.

Rachel Jackson, Loughborough University (2016): Understanding Amotivation in Physical Education

Stuart Jarvis, University of South Wales (2016): Physical literacy and South-East Wales primary school children: The role of fundamental movement skills

Meshal Althuwaini, Southampton University (2018): Investigating the Integration of the Sport Education and Athletic Challenges Approaches in the Teaching of Athletics in one Kuwaiti School.

Murray Craig, Edinburgh University (2019): Understanding the messy realities of teaching with technology in physical education

 

External Examining:

External Interview Panel Member: Professor of Sport and Sustainability, Bournemouth University (December 2019)

External Panel Member: BSc (Hons) Validation Event, Bournemouth University (2019)

External Examiner: BEd/MA (Hons) Physical Education degree, University of Edinburgh (2011-2015)

External Examiner: BSc (Hons) Sport Education and Coaching, University of Gloucestershire (2007- 2011)

External Examiner: University of Bedfordshire periodic course review for Sport & PE (2010)

          

Sporting / Coaching Profile

Welsh Schools U18 Rugby (1982-83)

Welsh Students Rugby (1985-87)

Llanelli, Cardiff, Bristol and Northampton Ist XVs (1983-1997)

Welsh Schools Athletics U19 (1983)

Welsh Colleges Athletics, British Colleges Athletics (1983-1987)