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. 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 Physical Education and Sport Coaching settings. More recently, my research has focused on learning and teaching in HE, specifically innovative pedagogies and the student learning experience.

List of Publications


Journal Articles:

Edwards, L. C., Jones, A.M., Morgan, K., Keegan. R.J. & Bryant, A (In press) A Systematic Review of the Definitions, Foundations and Associations of Physical Literacy. Sports Medicine.

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 pape

r. 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:

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., & Thomas, G. (2016) The Application of Albert Bandura's work to Coaching. In P. Potrac, R. Groom & L. Nelson (Eds.). Learning in Sports Coaching: Theory and Application. 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 at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Taught Doctorate levels 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. Co-supervisors, Professor Robyn Jones and Dr Kieran Kingston. Director of Studies.

PhD Supervision:
Jose Castro (2011-present) Exploring the impact of using a 'Teaching Games for Understanding' approach within coach settings: An action research study. Cardiff Metropolitan University. Co-supervisors, Professor Robyn Jones and Dr Isabel Mesquita (University of Porto). Director of Studies.

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

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. Co-supervisors, Professor Gary Beauchamp and Dr Kieran Hodgkin  (School of Education). Director of Studies.            

Lowri Edwards (2013-present) The effectiveness of a cross-curricular physical literacy intervention delivered to primary school teachers on pupils’ physical literacy. Co-supervisors, Dr Anna Bryant and Dr Anwen Jones.

Manuel Santos (2016-present). From theory to practice: the use of questioning in a sport coaching context. Co-supervisor, Dr Gethin Thomas.

Nicola Carzana (MPhil) (2015-present). The Physical Literacy transitions of Sport and Physical Education Students between the Context of Level Six Higher Education Qualification into Initial Teacher Training and Employment in the Sport-Coaching Sector. Co-supervisor, Dr David Aldous and Dr Anna Bryant.

 

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.

Jason Lewis (2016-present): Talent identification in Welsh rugby, a collaborative action research approach to enhance the understanding and recognition of future potential. Director of Studies, Co-supervisor, Dr Steve Cooper.

Qualifications and Awards

PhD: Motivational Climate in Physical Education, UWIC

MPhil: PE & Sport Pedagogy, De Montfort University, Bedford

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

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

Senior Fellow of the HEA Academy

External Links

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

  • University of Malaya – Visiting Senior Lecturer
  • Welsh Rugby Union – I have led and helped to write, develop and deliver the WRU Level 4 coaching award
  • UK Athletics – In 2005, I wrote the UKA strategy for Teacher Education  
  • Sport Wales - Physical Literacy Programme for Schools Action Research Coordinator  

External Examining

  • ​​External examiner: BEd (Hons) Physical Education, University of Edinburgh (2011 – present).
  • External examiner: BSc (Hons) Sport Education and Coaching, University of Gloucestershire (2007-2011).
  • External reviewer: BA/BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education. Degree reviewed March 2010, University of Bedfordshire.

PhD External Examiner:​

  • Edinburgh University (2007): Constructive Expertise: A critical, ecological and micro developmental perspective on developing talent.
  • Edinburgh University (2008): The role of coach education in the development of expertise in coaching.
  • Southampton University (2013): Student Expectations & Perceptions of Undergraduate Study in Sport
  • Napier University, Edinburgh (2016): Physical activity patterns in Scottish children.
  • Loughborough University (2016) - Understanding Amotivation in Physical

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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)