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ERIC Number: ED336354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Novice and Expert Physical Education Teachers: They May Think and Decide Differently...But Do They Behave Differently?
van der Mars, Hans; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine whether varying levels of expertise would produce differences in selected indicators of effective teaching performance. Eighteen elementary physical education teachers were grouped based on stages of pedagogical expertise development as suggested by Berliner (1988). The three groups included novice/advanced beginner teachers (1-2 years of experience), competent teachers (3-4 years), and proficient/expert teachers (5-8 years). In addition, three students were randomly selected in each teacher's class. Data were collected on the percent of transition time, subject matter motor (SMM) time, Academic Learning Time-Physical Education (ALT-PE), students' off-task behavior, and negative feedback. Analysis of variance procedures resulted in no statistically significant differences between teacher groups on any of the selected indicators, pointing to similar levels of teaching performance across groups. The majority of this research concentrated on variables in the cognitive domain; therefore, it is suggested that further efforts be employed using more subtle behavioral indicators. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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