ERIC Number: EJ1059400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Introducing iPad Applications to Teacher Education Students in a Fencing Course: A Journey of Self-Discovery
Shaw, Gerard F.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v86 n5 p21-26 2015
Given the proliferation of technological tools being used in and outside of the classroom, physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty have a responsibility to effectively prepare preservice teachers in this area by offering information technology classes within PETE curriculum, as well as by integrating technology in their activity classes. iPad applications can add value to physical education; they are used to create opportunities for scaffolding of learning materials, monitor progress of motor skill and tactical performance through feedback, enhance self-reflection among students, help students self-assess and peer assess, and provide models of performance. Many of these applications can also be used to teach activities in PETE. This article describes how the use of iPad applications in an undergraduate PETE fencing course served as a catalyst in the process of self-discovery for students. This project provides practical guidelines for how specific technology can affect the student-teacher dynamic and the teaching-learning process in activity classes in a PETE curriculum.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Handheld Devices, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Progress Monitoring, Psychomotor Skills, Feedback (Response), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Student Relationship, Athletics, Computer Oriented Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York