ERIC Number: EJ1074405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Using Social Media within Physical Education Teacher Education
Kinchin, Gary D.; Bryant, Lance G.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v28 n5 p18-21 2015
This article reports on a project investigating the use of social media within physical education teacher education (PETE). It specifically describes how a professional Facebook group was set up and used by PETE students in one university in England and another in the United States. The article outlines some of the professional topics the respective student teachers discussed and shares some of their reactions to the experience. The use of social media offers a forum for student teachers that aligns with contemporary thinking around informal professional learning and development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Social Networks, Internet, Student Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United States