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ERIC Number: EJ910804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
The Evaluation of a Cooperating Physical Education Teachers Programme (COPET)
Belton, Sarahjane; Woods, Catherine; Dunning, Carol; Meegan, Sarah
European Physical Education Review, v16 n2 p141-154 Jun 2010
The purpose of this research was to investigate the impact of a cooperating physical education (PE) teachers programme from a cooperating teacher's perspective. Teaching practice is acknowledged as one of the most important areas of undergraduate teacher preparation. As part of a new undergraduate PE teacher education (PETE) programme, a cooperating PE teachers programme (COPET) was designed in an effort to maximize the learning opportunities for student teachers when on placement. The programme was piloted with a cohort of 26 cooperating teachers supervising 28 student teachers. Following a two-week teaching practice placement, three focus group interviews were held with 11 cooperating teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of the COPET programme. Findings indicate the cooperating teachers found the COPET programme very useful in defining their role on teaching practice. This paper presents the findings of the evaluation, and addresses some of the issues and challenges surrounding sustainability of the programme.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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