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ERIC Number: EJ1180460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0119-5646
Utilizing Peer Coaching to Facilitate Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers' Reflection
Lee, Okseon; Choi, Euichang
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, v22 n2 p147-154 May 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine pre-service physical education teachers' perceptions of peer coaching as a tool for reflection, and their reflectivity on their microteaching peer coaching experiences. Five pairs of coaches and coachees (4 female, 6 male) were selected from a pool of 30 students who were enrolled in a secondary physical education methods course. Data, which were collected from teachers' reflective journal entries, peer coaching evaluation forms, and individual interviews with participants, were analyzed inductively by individual and cross-case analysis. The findings revealed that peer coaching facilitated teacher candidates' reflection by: (a) helping them to face and deal with barriers to reflection, (b) connecting planning, instruction, and reflection, and (c) providing three-dimensional perspectives. In addition, the teacher candidates' reflectivity on peer coaching was categorized into: (a) reiteration and acceptance, (b) extension and confrontation, and (c) adjustment and re-aiming. The findings supported that peer coaching can be a viable tool to initiate and sustain teacher candidates' reflection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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