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ERIC Number: EJ980803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1356-336X
Pre-Service Teachers' Experiences Implementing a Hybrid Curriculum: Sport Education and Teaching Games for Understanding
Stran, Margaret; Sinelnikov, Oleg; Woodruff, Elizabeth
European Physical Education Review, v18 n3 p287-308 Oct 2012
A hybrid Sport Education (SE) and Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) pedagogical model shifts responsibilities to students and enhances game play by focusing on tactical problems. The purpose of this study was to (1) examine pre-service teachers' (PTs) perceptions teaching a SE-TGfU hybrid; and (2) identify facilitators and inhibitors that PTs experienced when implementing the model. Twenty-two PTs taught a hybrid SE-TGfU invasion games season to 162 students aged 10 to 11 years. Data included focus group interviews, critical incident reflections, daily lesson plans, and field notes. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Results indicate that PTs were attracted to the hybrid model due to its unique and complementary nature and perceived increased levels of student engagement in the class. However, most PTs had a surface understanding of the hybrid model and lacked the pedagogical content knowledge to make adjustments. The importance of early, field based exposure to new pedagogical models is highlighted. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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