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ERIC Number: EJ886380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Teaching and Assessing Content Knowledge in Preservice Physical Education
Ayvazo, Shiri; Ward, Phillip; Stuhr, Paul T.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n4 p40-44 Apr 2010
Most content knowledge (CK) courses in physical education teacher education focus mostly on knowledge of rules, etiquette, techniques, tactics, and performance of the activity. Much less emphasis is placed on error detection and instructional tasks. This article therefore presents teaching and assessment strategies that facilitate the acquisition of CK by teacher candidates (TCs), with special emphasis on error detection and instructional tasks. This article also focuses on five components derived from Shulman's (1986, 1987) discussion of CK, pedagogical content knowledge, and the knowledge bases for teaching: (1) the situation of CK course content relative to a particular curricular focus (e.g., adventure education or sport education), (2) the development of CK relative to that activity, (3) the provision of opportunities for TCs to gain competence in performing the activity, (4) the provision of performance analyses of beginners, and (5) the provision of feedback on TCs' basic instructional skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio