Rethinking sport teaching in physical education: A case study of research based innovation in teacher education

Shane Pill, Dawn Penney, Karen Swabey

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on the significance of physical education teacher education (PETE) in the diffusion of 'new' thinking about sport teaching in physical education. It explores issues arising from a case study investigation that sought to respond to the critical commentary about the form and substance of sport teaching in physical education by supporting innovation in school curriculum and pedagogy through pre-service teacher education. The study was designed to challenge PETE pre-service teachers' thinking about sport curriculum and pedagogy in physical education, introduce them to new thinking about models and specifically, the sport literacy model (Drummond & Pill, 2011; Pill, 2009, 2010). Details of the research design are presented and the insights that the data have provided in relation to challenges and opportunities that teacher educators and teacher education courses confront in seeking to promote and support curriculum and pedagogical innovation are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)118-138
    Number of pages21
    JournalAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
    Volume37
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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