"A Physical Education Teacher Educator's Self-Study of Teaching Sport Education to Pre-Service Teachers"

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Formal title

"A Physical Education Teacher Educator's Self-Study of Teaching Sport Education to Pre-Service Teachers"

Formal

Sport Education is a pedagogical model developed amid concerns about the lack of authentic, legitimate opportunities for young people to experience sport through physical education. International research on Sport Education has predominantly focused on pre-service teachers’, school students’ and teachers’ experiences of delivering, or being involved in, Sport Education. However, limited research has been conducted in attempting to not only map how physical education teacher educators deliver Sport Education in a physical education teacher education program but also in capturing the related experience of the teacher educator and pre-service teachers. In this study we aim to explore the interplay between a physical education teacher educator and pre-service teachers involved in a SE course.

The research project have three holistic aims:
  • Investigate a physical education teacher educator’s self-study of teaching Sport Education to pre-service teachers
  • Investigate pre-service teacher's experience of Sport Education delivered in two physical education teacher education courses
  • Investigate pre-service teacher's delivery of Sport Education in their school placement.

Description

The study will be conducted in one class throughout two years in a physical education teacher education program. The empirical work include five main phases (all in which involves Sport Education), the first two in the 2nd year and the remaining three in the 3rd year: (1) Team handball; (2) School placement; (3) Games course, part one; (4) School placement; and (5) Games course, part two. The empirical material will be collected before, during and after the various phases, using video and audio recordings, focus groups, in-depth interviews, student work (folder submissions) and teacher educator's reflection diary.

Result

Results will be published continuously.