College student’s perceptions and reflections of Physical Education
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This study will explore the reflections and perceptions of college students’ time in Physical Education (PE) lessons and participation in school sport. It will reflect on the experiences of the students, focusing on four broad topics: teacher-relationship, parents influence, national curriculum and social values. These experiences were shared through participating in in-depth interviews; these interviews were recorded and then later transcribed. The students selected had all taken PE at GCSE level, so had all experienced PE for five years in a comprehensive school. The study chose the four main topics to concentrate on as these issues are being researched profusely, with many studies focusing on adolescence instead of college students. The study conducted semi-structured in-depth interviews to all participations after gaining consent; these interviews lasted between thirty to fifty minutes long. The data was then transcribed and analyzed through thematic analysis. Through transcription, the emerging themes found were not the ones originally assumed; the themes found have put a new perspective on school life and PE in schools. The results include stereotypes and over use of “power” from teachers and other pupils. The gender issues experienced by some were alarming and the lack of variety in the national curriculum was concerning. These issues have all been discussed in detail and explained throughout the study. It concluded with the study suggesting that teachers over use their power given to them by their job title. It also probes into what else can be done to stop masculinity and stereotypes in Physical Education. The study also suggests focusing on pupils who dropped Physical Education as a lesson in school to gain their perceptions of Physical Education.
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