Instilling positive attitudes to physical activity in childhood - challenges and opportunities for non-specialist PE teachers

Duggan, M (2020) 'Instilling positive attitudes to physical activity in childhood - challenges and opportunities for non-specialist PE teachers.' Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. ISSN 0300-4279

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Abstract

This mixed methods study, which is located in England investigates the capacity primary school teachers have to lay a foundation for pupils’ engagement in active lifestyles through the delivery of quality Physical Education. The outlook is not positive as the study reveals low self-efficacy rates in the sample’s ability (n181) to teach quality PE, a lack of consensus around what underpins positive outcomes in PE and limited prioritising of established pedagogical strategies deployed effectively in other curricular areas. Glimmers of hope and inspiration are drawn, however, from the best practice examples from 5 schools that provide evidence of a strong collective teacher efficacy towards PE. The study concludes PE is a force to mitigate health inequality with pragmatic suggestions offered to ensure primary teachers’ sphere of influence is not wasted.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Physical Education, primary (elementary) teachers, collective teacher efficacy in PE, pedagogical principles, foundation for active lifestyles
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/03004279.2020.1833958
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 17:55
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 17:55
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