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ERIC Number: EJ945580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Translating Change into Improved Practice: Analysis of Teachers' Attempts to Generate a New Emerging Pedagogy in Scotland
Thorburn, Malcolm; Carse, Nicola; Jess, Mike; Atencio, Matthew
European Physical Education Review, v17 n3 p313-324 Oct 2011
In Scotland, substantial changes in the management of education at national, local authority and school/community levels are afoot. Central to future improvements are how teachers translate curriculum guidelines, with an increased focus on health and wellbeing and holistic learning experiences, into constructivist inclined pedagogical practices. Through reviewing semi-structured interviews and planning conversations, this article reports on five teachers' attempts to introduce new teaching approaches in primary school physical education programmes. Each of the teachers had completed a new Postgraduate Certificate in Physical Education, which aimed to help teachers understand more about developmentally appropriate physical education. We investigate their responses in trying to cultivate an emergent pedagogy with a greater emphasis on creating pedagogical opportunities that are inclusive and clearly connected with national educational priorities. Findings illustrate the diverse ways in which teachers used their professional development experiences as the basis for engaging with curriculum policy and the means by which they implemented new practices and knowledges in their schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)