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ERIC Number: EJ903498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1930-4595
Podcasting in Physical Education Teacher Education
McNeill, Mike; Mukherjee, Swarup; Singh, Gurmit
ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, v5 n1 p16-19 Spr-Sum 2010
This paper assesses the role of podcasting in a postgraduate physical education teacher education (PETE) program. Twice weekly podcasts reflecting student teachers' participation in a games education module were made available shortly after instruction. Podcasting was used to enhance the social, emotional and pedagogical dimensions of games for these students. After 12 weeks of instruction, feedback on the intervention was provided through completion of a short survey. The survey was followed by a focus group interview involving a randomly selected group of six. Findings revealed that the majority rated podcasts highly in terms of being educationally helpful, conceptually enriching, and "worth looking forward to". Postgraduates also suggested that podcasting substantially supported preparing for tests and examinations, strengthened the teacher-student relationship, and had the potential to develop the physical education (PE) curriculum in schools. The preliminary results for games learning in PE were promising.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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