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ERIC Number: EJ1085055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
Confessions of a Teacher with Two Left Feet: Using Self-Study to Examine the Challenges of Teaching Dance in PETE
Baker, Kellie
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v6 n3 p221-232 2015
This self-study provides insights into my experiences as a learner and teacher of dance education. The purpose of the research is to consider ways physical education (PE) teacher educators can reconsider and recontextualise their students' perspectives about learning PE subject content through the lens of dance education. Data consisted of multiple qualitative sources such as reflective teacher journals, lesson plans and yearly block plans, and student feedback. The main finding revealed that understanding one's teacher socialisation can be used to inform pedagogies of teacher education (e.g. articulating the "how" and "why" of teaching practice, making implicit knowledge of teaching explicit, prioritising community building and inclusion). As well, this research revealed the possibility that some students' perceptions and perspectives around offering dance as part of a comprehensive curriculum can be positively influenced during a relatively short 13-week course, despite negative socialising experiences with dance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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