Self-identified and observed teaching styles of senior physical education teachers in Queensland schools

SueSee, Brendan and Edwards, Ken (2011) Self-identified and observed teaching styles of senior physical education teachers in Queensland schools. In: 27th Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Conference (ACHPER 2011): Moving, Learning and Achieving, 18-20 Apr 2011, Adelaide, Australia.

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Teaching styles, methods, models, approaches, strategies, and techniques (Mosston and Ashworth, 2002) are valued for what they claim they can achieve. In recent times curriculum documents and governments in Scotland, England and Queensland, Australia have called for a range of teaching approaches to meet the variety of learner differences and allow students to make more independent
decision making in physical education (Hardy and Mawer, 1999). Prior to 2005, no research had been conducted on the teaching styles that teachers of Physical Education use in Queensland.
This paper will present the findings of research completed on the reported teaching styles (based on the work of Mosston & Ashworth, 2002) that 110 teachers of Queensland Senior Physical Education believed they used and the teaching styles that were observed as being used by nine participants across three one hour lessons of senior physical education. It was found that teachers reported using a variety of styles yet when video-recorded lessons of nine participants teaching were coded a variety of styles were not observed. These results have implications for the delivery of the Queensland Senior Physical Education Syllabus in terms of its learning experiences and assessment.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2011 ACHPER National and individual authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2011 11:48
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 03:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: HPE; sport; physical education; student focus; teaching style; secondary school teachers; high school teachers
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development

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