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Health and physical education and the online tertiary environment at two universities: Preservice teachers' perceived 'readiness' to teach HPE

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McMahon, JA and Dinan Thompson, M, Health and physical education and the online tertiary environment at two universities: Preservice teachers' perceived 'readiness' to teach HPE, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39, (3) Article 6. ISSN 0313-5373 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2014 Edith Cowan University

DOI: doi:10.14221/ajte.2014v39n3.4

Abstract

In recent years in tertiary institutions in Australia, there has been a large increase of enrolments in Education courses delivered via an online/external mode. This has raised a number of concerns around the nexus of theory and practice and whether pre-service teachers feel ready to teach after completing Education study online. The purpose of this study is to examine pre-service teachers’ perceived readiness to teach Health and Physical Education (HPE) after engaging with the subject fully in an online tertiary environment. 26 pre-service teachers studying education online from two separate were involved in this study. Upon completion of the University semester and also after a practicum placement, qualitative data was collected detailing the pre-service teachers’ perceptions in regard to their readiness to teach HPE. Pre-service teachers’ perceptions are used as the primary data highlighting the varying levels of readiness to teach HPE.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Health and Physical Education; online; readiness; narrative
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified
Author:McMahon, JA (Dr Jennifer McMahon)
ID Code:88318
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-01-28
Last Modified:2017-11-09
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