ERIC Number: EJ1094302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Health and Physical Education Teacher-Preparation Implementation of Clinical Practices: Integrating Academic Content to Real-World Application
Strand, Bradford; Linker, Jenny; Deutsch, Joe; Hahne, Kristen; Douglas, Marty M.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v87 n4 p46-52 2016
We live in a rapidly changing world with technology as an essential part of our lives and an important component in contemporary education. Preparing teachers for the future requires that university professors understand what it means to teach and learn in the digital age. Teacher preparation programs need to create intentional learning environments where teacher candidates can study contemporary issues that are relevant in today's schools, develop pedagogies that are effective for the current generation of students, and develop expertise to design and facilitate meaningful learning for the future. Educational stakeholders, especially teacher educators, need to change how they approach and use instructional practices, change the routines, change how they and the teacher candidates think about teaching and learning, and change the pedagogical approach. The purpose of this article is to provide an example of a physical education teacher preparation program that has addressed the need for a new model in teacher preparation.
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Fees, Practicums, Value Added Models, Technology Uses in Education, Youth Programs, Physical Fitness, Athletic Coaches
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Dakota