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ERIC Number: EJ1091720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-6044
Strategies for College and University Instructional Physical Activity Program (IPAP) Directors
Melton, Bridget F.; Moore, Carrie Sampson; Hoffman, Brandi
International Journal of Higher Education, v5 n1 p292-299 2016
There is a growing trend to rely on part-time instructors including both adjunct faculty and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) in higher education (Eney & Davidson, 2012). Most kinesiology departments depend on part-time instructors to teach instructional physical activity programs (IPAPs) to the general student population; this is historically referred to as basic instruction. These part-time instructors are content experts, but come from many different backgrounds. The purpose of this article is to highlight important topics for program coordinators, directors and faculty supervisors to consider including when training part-time instructors of instructional physical activity programs using a best practice approach. Three main areas of concern will be addressed; adjusting to graduate school, classroom issues and teaching administrative duties. The use of effective strategies, such as orientation, mentoring, and teacher development for part-time instructors, will help ensure quality teaching and learning in physical activity programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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