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Fletcher, Tim; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní; O'Sullivan, Mary; Beni, Stephanie – European Physical Education Review, 2020
The purpose of this research was to examine pre-service teachers' articulation of their learning through the development of a shared professional language of teaching practice focused on meaningful physical education. Qualitative data gathered from 90 pre-service teachers over four years in Canada and Ireland were analysed. Framed by a didactical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Beni, Stephanie; Fletcher, Tim; Chróinín, Déirdre Ní – European Physical Education Review, 2019
Providing meaningful experiences in physical education has long been identified as a key objective for teachers to strive toward. Supported by a critical friend, a beginning teacher used self-study methodology to analyse ways she drew from the features of meaningful experiences to guide her planning and instruction in primary physical education.…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Team Sports
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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