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
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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). Bourdieu’s 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.