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'Living the curriculum': Integrating sport education into a physical education teacher education programme
Deenihan, Jeremiah Timothy; MacPhail, Ann; Young, Ann-Marie
This study recognizes the paucity of research regarding how pre-service teachers learn to use Sport Education (SE) in their Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) programmes (Stran and Curtner-Smith, 2010). The study provides an opportunity in PETE where pre-service teachers 'live the curriculum' (Oslin et al., 2001) and experience a SE season (Siedentop, 1994) as participants. Data was collected through weekly observations, researcher and lecturer reflections and interviews and focus groups with the lecturer and pre-service teachers. The results provide support for the 'living the curriculum' experience from the perspective of the pre-service teachers. It was indicated, however, that there were occasions when the lecturer was compromised between teaching through SE while teaching pre-service teachers how to teach SE in schools. It was also observed that there was a diminishing awareness of SE towards the end of the module. Recommendations for the inclusion of SE in PETE are also provided. Accepted peer-reviewed
Keyword(s): living the curriculum; model-based instruction; physical education teacher education; pre-service teachers; sport education
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): European Physical Education Review;17, (1), pp. 51-68
Publisher(s): Sage Publications
First Indexed: 2014-12-05 05:42:04 Last Updated: 2015-11-04 05:46:49