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ERIC Number: EJ855397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-866X
Assessing Levels of Student Understanding in Pre-Service Teachers Using a Two-Cycle SOLO Model
Dudley, Dean; Baxter, David
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, v37 n3 p283-293 Aug 2009
This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study concerning the development of higher-order conceptual understanding of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) among physical education pre-service teachers. The development of such understandings has been seen as problematic among pre-service teachers (Randall, 2003). An analysis of the responses given in a high- stakes examination of 165 pre-service physical education teachers was used to investigate varying levels of understanding in TGfU pedagogy. This paper reports specific examples of student responses in a written high-stakes examination and justifies how a two-cycle structure of the observed learning outcome (SOLO) model can discriminate between the demonstrations of surface and deep conceptual understandings. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia