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Yes, we can play games differently: Socialisation of PETE teachers


Cruickshank, V and Swabey, KJ, Yes, we can play games differently: Socialisation of PETE teachers, Journal of Research and reflections in Education, 7, (1) Article 1. ISSN 1995-5243 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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This paper investigated the educatorsí perspective of the effects of socialisation on physical education teacher education (PETE) studentsí confidence and competence in using the less traditional Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach to teaching physical education. A critical review of pertinent literature was conducted to allow for a deeper understanding of both the TGfU approach and concept of socialisation. From an educatorsí perspective, it was revealed that many PETE students do not understand what the TGfU approach is until they are exposed to it during their university course. While students were receptive to TGfU and enjoyed using it at university, this did not translate to them using it on their school teaching experiences. This was predominantly attributed to their colleague teachers (CT) not providing examples of TGfU in practice in a school setting. CTs were found to mostly use traditional approaches and to encourage pre-service teachers to do the same, therefore making it difficult for them to introduce alternative teaching approaches such as TGfU. This is problematic in light of research also revealing that pre-service teachers regarded their practicums as the most valuable experiences in their teacher preparation.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:TGfU, socialisation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
UTAS Author:Swabey, KJ (Professor Karen Swabey)
ID Code:92897
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-06-30
Last Modified:2014-08-13

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