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Fletcher, Tim; Ní Chróinín, Déirdre; Price, Caitlin; Francis, Nancy – Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 2018
This research focused on supporting pre-service teachers' (PSTs') learning through the development of pedagogical principles of learning about meaningful physical education (LAMPE) in two physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. In this paper, we share four in-depth examples of the enactment of the pedagogical principles of LAMPE by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators
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Fletcher, Tim – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2016
Background: The articulation of specific principles of teacher education practice allows teacher educators to make explicit the beliefs, values, and actions that shape their practice. Engaging in processes to articulate the principles that guide practice is beneficial not only for teacher educators and their colleagues but also for students. There…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Physical Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Fletcher, Tim; Baker, Kellie – Teaching Education, 2015
This research investigates how teacher candidates in a primary physical education curriculum and methods course learned about and were influenced by efforts to emphasise classroom community and organisation. Qualitative data in the form of interviews, focus groups, and course artefacts were gathered from nine participants throughout one academic…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Qualitative Research
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Chróinín, Déirdre Ni; Fletcher, Tim; O'Sullivan, Mary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2015
This collaborative self-study examined the experiences of two teacher educators who developed and implemented a pedagogical approach that prioritised learning how to facilitate meaningful physical education (PE) experiences in their physical education teacher education programs. Data sources included 33 individual planning and reflection…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Innovation, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs
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Fletcher, Tim – European Physical Education Review, 2012
Shaping a professional identity is an important process in learning to teach. Case studies of Natasha and Julia, two pre-service elementary classroom teachers, were analysed to explore how they developed identities for teaching physical education during a pre-service teacher education programme. By critically analysing their physical education…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Case Studies