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ERIC Number: ED557537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 198
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3211-4832-9
Movement Education: Preservice Teachers' Perceptions of Its Benefits and Their Competence in Integrating It across the Curriculum
Sevimli Celik, Serap
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
The purpose of this study was to examine the pre-service teachers' (PT) perceptions about movement education, perceived benefits from participating in a 12-week movement education module, and confidence and competency to incorporate movement into curriculum after experiencing the module. The data were generated through pre and post open-ended questionnaire, weekly movement activity reflections, microteaching reflections, and focus group interviews. The study findings suggested a deeper understanding of movement education and resulted in PTs appreciating the module as a worthwhile experience in terms of performing body expressions, exploring movement skills, creating social interactions, teaching variety of subjects, building new understanding, and improving professional growth. In addition, the focus group interviews indicated that PTs had opportunities to plan, implement, and reflect on their current and future teaching practices in such a way that they competently incorporate movement across curriculum. Lastly, responses to the post open-ended questionnaire clarified the changes in their perceptions toward their pre-set beliefs about movement that was perceived before as teacher-centered, competition-based, and less playful. The module is recommended as a useful education tool to foster positive beliefs, attitudes, and skills in PTs. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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