ERIC Number: EJ1097514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Teacher Preparation for Movement Education: Increasing Pre-Service Teachers' Competence for Working with Young Children
Sevimli-Celik, Serap; Johnson, James E.
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v44 n3 p274-288 2016
This study explores pre-service teachers' perceptions of movement education, the benefits they perceive from participating in a 12-week movement education module in a course on play, and the module's effects on their confidence and competence in regard to incorporating movement into a curriculum. Findings suggest that the pre-service teachers achieved a deeper understanding of movement education and appreciated the module as a worthwhile professional growth experience. Specifically, they viewed the module as enabling them to build a new understanding of movement, to express themselves physically, to develop movement skills, to engage in social interactions, and to teach a variety of subjects using movement education principles. The study demonstrated that the module of this nature constitutes a useful educational tool for fostering the professional development of pre-service teachers in regard to their beliefs, attitudes, and skills pertaining to movement education.
Descriptors: Movement Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem, Teacher Competencies, Qualitative Research, Play, Early Childhood Education, Microteaching, Questionnaires, Focus Groups, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship, Professional Development, Psychomotor Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Early Childhood Education
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