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ERIC Number: EJ1000797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Development and Evaluation of a Training on Need-Supportive Teaching in Physical Education: Qualitative and Quantitative Findings
Aelterman, N.; Vansteenkiste, M.; Van Keer, H.; De Meyer, J.; Van den Berghe, L.; Haerens, L.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v29 p64-75 Jan 2013
This study investigated 35 physical education teachers' appreciation of a continuous professional development (CPD) training on need-supportive teaching, embedded in Self-Determination Theory, using qualitative (i.e. focus groups) and quantitative methods (i.e. questionnaire). The findings suggest that teachers highly valued opportunities for active participation, collaboration and experiential learning (e.g. microteaching). Of particular interest was the unexpected essential value they placed on theoretical knowledge. In addition, it was critical to be authentic to the content by delivering the training in a need-supportive fashion. Implications for the use of theory and the relevance of congruent teaching in the wider CPD literature are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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