Search results for: Physical education
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Micropolitical Staffroom Stories: Beginning Health and Physical Education Teachers’ Experiences of the Staffroom
This paper explores the micropolitical staffroom experiences of two beginning health and physical education teachers. The two narratives draw attention to how the context of the staffroom significantly shaped and reshaped the beginning teachers’ micropolitical learning and practices throughout their first year of teaching. The findings reveal that staffroom occupants shaped situations which beginning teachers encountered. The two beginning teachers became more micropolitically ‘literate’ overtime with a more in depth understanding of the particular context and prevailing micropolitical staffroom stories. The authors recommend that more attention needs to be paid to the staffroom as a micropolitical context in which beginning teachers transition, learn and develop professional and micropolitical identities.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2015
Teacher Educators' Perspectives on the Implementation of Beginning Teacher Standards for Physical Education in Ireland: Developing and Regulating the Profession?
The current study examined teacher educators' perspectives on how the Beginning Teacher Standards for Physical Education could be implemented. This study also considered the possible impact on the profession within the discourses of power. Participants suggested that the teaching standards could serve as a developmental tool to guide individual teacher education programmes and beginning teachers as well as an assessment function to support quality assurance and to hold programmes accountable.
Updated: Jan. 14, 2015
Metacognitive Analysis of Pre-service Teacher Conception of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) Using Blogs
This exploratory study investigated the problems outlined in the literature surrounding the development of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The authors analysed blog postings over an eight-week period to identify the varying levels of student conception of TGfU using the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy. The findings revealed that students move through at least two SOLO levels of metacognitive development. For pre-service teachers, TGfU represents a challenge to their pedagogical paradigm.
Updated: Aug. 26, 2013
First Off the Blocks: Professional Experience and Learning for First-Year Preservice Physical and Health Education Teachers
The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the learning of preservice Physical and Health Education teachers throughout three progressively designed professional experiences. Findings indicate the potential of microteaching placements as stepping-stones to larger, more intense professional experience placements.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
Various discourses of the body, including those around appearance, health and fitness, circulate within societal institutions and through relations of power these impact on the way in which we come to understand bodies. This research investigates the impact of various cultures of the body, on pre-service physical education teachers' understandings and meaning making about bodies, fitness, health and personal engagement in bodywork.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
This article investigates teacher educators’ perspectives on the purposes, benefits and drawbacks of adopting a subject-specific standards-based approach in Physical Education Teacher Education in Ireland. Thirteen physical education teacher educators participated in the study. The teacher educators were supportive of adopting a standards-based approach grounded in a democratic ideology to increase accountability, enhance professionalism and improve the status of physical education in higher education and school contexts.
Updated: Apr. 03, 2013
Tracing Discourses of Health and the Body: Exploring Pre-service Primary Teachers' Constructions of ‘Healthy’ Bodies
The current article examines pre-service teachers' positions in relation to the health discourses. Specifically, the authors were interested to better understand what beginning teachers bring to their teaching of Health and Physical Education (HPE)
Updated: Dec. 25, 2012
Reliability of Pre-service Physical Education Teachers' Coding of Teaching Videos Using Studiocode Analysis Software
The current study investigates the coding reliability and accuracy of pre-service teachers in a teaching methods class using digital video-based teaching episodes and Studiocode analysis software. Implications include (a) students can reliably learn to self-code within a reasonably short period of time making these technologies manageable in teaching methods courses and (b) digital video analysis may provide additional, accurate and reliable sources of feedback beyond traditional evaluative techniques.
Updated: Jun. 13, 2011
The current project examined teachers’ involvement in a curricular project to integrate physical activity into the school day. 23 teachers participated in this project. These teachers represented all grade levels and worked in schools that served Native American students in the United States. Findings reveal that teachers’ willingness to engage was influenced positively by caring about students and their own personal wellness history.
Updated: Apr. 04, 2011
This article reports data from a 4-year longitudinal evaluation of a project from the United Kingdom. The project focused on outdoor activities as a vehicle for enhancing the personal and social development of disaffected youth. Specifically, the researchers examined the role played by volunteer learning mentors. The findings suggest the potential for mentors to function as informal educators in such youth programs. However, a lack of preparation and the considerable challenges faced in establishing and maintaining mentoring relationships with young people in schools can restrict their impact.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011