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ERIC Number: EJ935709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
More than Glimpses in the Mirror: An Argument for Self-Study in the Professional Learning of Physical Education Teachers
Brown, Trent D.
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v2 n1 p19-32 2011
The purpose of this article is to advocate for, engage with and disseminate to readers the concepts of teacher self-study as an important aspect of lifelong physical education teacher learning and education. Self-study has an important role to play by providing context and real-world understanding for physical education teachers who feel disconnected by continuing professional learning (CPL) practices. I argue that self-study, a methodological approach to understanding practice and professional learning that uncovers deeper understandings about the relationship between learning and teaching, offers opportunities that have only recently been considered. To conclude I present a rationale for self-study to be taken more seriously highlighting implications to CPL program development and physical education teacher education curriculum design and implementation. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A