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ERIC Number: EJ1008555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Using Narrative as a Tool to Locate and Challenge Pre Service Teacher Bodies in Health and Physical Education
McMahon, Jennifer A.; Penney, Dawn
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v38 n1 Article 8 Jan 2013
This paper reports on research that has explored the use of narrative as a pedagogical tool in pre service teacher education. Specifically, we pursue the use of narrative to engage with pre service teachers' embodied experiences [their lived body] and the ways in which these experiences are in turn currently influencing their "living bodies" in regard to what Health and Physical Education (HPE) is and how it should be taught. Data in the form of an assemblage of pre service teachers' narratives are presented to show how both the lived and living body contributes to thoughts and ideas about HPE. Discussion also reflects on the pedagogical merits of using narrative in pre service teacher education. We contend that narrative has a potentially important role to play in pre service teachers coming to better understand their bodies and can assist in moving them beyond what they experienced as HPE as school students. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia