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ERIC Number: EJ804092
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec-4
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Evaluating Professional Competencies for Labor Placement of the Physical Education Teacher
Gallardo, Miguel Angel
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v4 n3 p469-492 Dec 2006
Introduction: This paper forms part of a group of studies regarding job placement of university graduates. The main objective of this study in particular is to present the extent of job placement among Education graduates with a Physical Education specialty from the University of Granada, Melilla Campus, as well as their acquisition of appropriate professional competencies during their training process. Method: The target population for this study are all students from the first six graduating classes of the University of Granada, Melilla, who earned a Primary Education degree with a specialty in Physical Education from the College of Education and Humanities. The final sample was made up of 72 subjects. Data was collected using the "Questionnaire for evaluating degree programs and social/labor placement of University of Jaen graduates," developed as part of the research project "Social/labor placement: an evaluation of ongoing, vocational learning." The questionnaire was adapted for this study. Results: Measurement of professional competency acquisition in Physical Education Teachers was carried out for three times: before entering the university program, after completing their degree, and after taking ongoing professional development coursework. Results, then, refer to the degree of acquisition of a list of proposed competences at these three points in time. In addition, the different competencies are compared between those graduates who are working and those who are not. Discussion or Conclusion: It was confirmed that the competency related to "knowledge of information technologies," as measured before beginning university training, presents a degree of significance in favour of those graduates who do not work as compared to those who are working. The same occurs at the end of university training. During this second period, significant differences are also seen with regard to the competency "planning one's work and time." It can be shown that after university training, acquisition of competencies has increased. Likewise, after taking ongoing development coursework, significant differences are obtained for the competency of "knowledge of information technologies." Finally, we find significant differences regarding "technical knowledge related to physical education," and "creative, innovative and critical ability." (Contains 23 tables and 1 graph.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain