'Getting the Tip of the Pen on the Paper': How the Spectrum of Teaching Styles Narrows the Gap Between the Hope and the Happening

SueSee, Brendan and Pill, Shane and Davies, Michael and Williams, John (2021) 'Getting the Tip of the Pen on the Paper': How the Spectrum of Teaching Styles Narrows the Gap Between the Hope and the Happening. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0273-5024


Abstract

Purpose: In response to the limitations with what has been termed a traditional Physical Education method, in the last decade Models-Based Practice (MBP) has emerged as an alternative. However, these limitations were recognized by Mosston in 1966 and from which The Spectrum of Teaching Styles (The Spectrum) was presented as a means toward a more obvious educative focus in Physical Education. We propose that The Spectrum provides a bridge between the hope and happening of MBP suggested by Casey and colleagues. Method: Using a qualitative narrative approach, we construct a fictional discussion between two academics (one from a country with centralized, mandated curriculum and one without) through which to navigate the mythical island of quality Physical Education in order to analytically frame The Spectrum and the happening of teacher’s implementation of MBP. Use of a fictional dialogue as a qualitative instrument enabled us to be provocative through the posing of questions in a novel fashion. Results: We suggest adopting a nonversus perspective reorients the view of model fidelity and, The Spectrum provides the how or micropedagogies to close the gap between the hope and the happening. Conclusion: This conversation is timely considering reservations about the successfulness of second-generation MBP exist in the literature and evidence of the continuation of the historically common Physical Education method despite its well-recognized limitations.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 01:57
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 02:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedagogy; narrative inquiry; qualitative methodology
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390111 Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2021-0164
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/45025

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