ERIC Number: EJ1091601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Physical Education Teacher Educator's Perceptions toward and Understanding of K-12 Online Physical Education
Daum, David N.; Woods, Amelia M.
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, v34 n4 p716-724 Oct 2015
K-12 online physical education (OLPE) is as an educational opportunity in at least 30 states in the US (NASPE, 2006; 2010; 2012). The purpose of this study was to examine physical education teacher educators' perceptions toward and understanding of K-12 OLPE. Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory (1986) served as the theoretical framework for this study. Data were collected utilizing semi-structured open-ended interviews. Participants (N = 25) were current physical education teacher education (PETE) faculty members at universities granting bachelor's degrees in physical education certification. Participants believed that NASPE (2004) National Physical Education Standards could be met online, except for Standard 1, which relates to motor skill competency. Participants were almost unanimous in their beliefs that OLPE should not be designed for elementary-aged children, but is viable at the high school level. This study provided initial insight into PETE faculty members' knowledge about and perceptions of K-12 OLPE, however additional research is warranted.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Electronic Learning, Knowledge Level, Social Cognition, Semi Structured Interviews, National Standards, Psychomotor Skills, Competence, Blended Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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