Teaching Strategies in Secodnary School Physical Education
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The purpose of this case study was to explore teaching strategies in Physical Education (PE) in a secondary school in South Wales. The research was carried out by using a variety of academic resources to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject and to present different views on the subject. In this single case study, data was collected by using qualitative methods. The methods that were chosen were semi-structured interviews with four practitioners and nonparticipant observations of PE lessons. The practitioners were interviewed on their current knowledge and understanding of teaching styles based on Mosston and Ashworths (2002) teaching styles spectrum. Interviews were carried out in order to explore practitioners’ views on the different teaching styles and observations were carried out to see which teaching styles teachers used in their daily lessons. The findings from this case study suggest that teachers used teacher-centered styles from the reproductive cluster more than pupil-centered styles from the productive cluster. Key themes also emerged from the interview data such as teacher knowledge, personal preference and other factors that influence teachers’ decisions to adopt certain teaching styles. It has been shown that teachers believe that more training should be provided for teachers to learn about the different teaching styles. Findings from this study indicated that age, behavior and ability were factors identified by teachers that impact their selection of teaching strategies.
BA (Hons) Educational Studies and Sport & Physical Activity
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