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ERIC Number: ED544264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for an Introductory Undergraduate Course in Physical Education Teacher Education. Guidance Document
Castelli, Darla M.; Woods, Amelia M.; Lambdin, Dolly; Hall, Tina; Webster, Colin
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
The intent of teacher education is to develop a person's skill, knowledge and ability to foster learning in pre-K-12 education settings. Preparation in this field of education carries added complexities, in that physical educators must address psychomotor, cognitive and affective goals. An introductory course for undergraduates should overview the disciplinary foundation, while underscoring the uniqueness, complexity and evolution of the field at large. Inherent in such an education are discipline-specific knowledge, physical competence and professionalism. The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for an introductory course in physical education teacher education that have been aligned with NASPE's National Standards for Initial Physical Education Teacher Education (NASPE, 2009). The content is outlined to offer the course in two different ways: (1) An early experience for those people already majoring in physical education teacher education; and (2) A general education course offered to those who might be interested in considering a career as a physical education teacher. As a preliminary introduction to teaching and learning in the field of physical education, this course would provide an opportunity to initiate people to the profession. A list of references and suggested reading is provided.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Association for Sport and Physical Education