What Preservice Physical Educators Observe About Lessons in Progressive Field Experiences

Belka, David E.
July 1988
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1988, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p311
Academic Journal
How undergraduate teacher education recruits learn to observe and interpret effective teaching is of critical interest in understanding effects of formal preservice programs. In this study, 45 TEPE recruits from each of the 4 undergraduate years observed and interpreted a videotaped soccer skill lesson, described the important parts of the lesson and recommended changes for the lesson. As a function of time in the program, recruits interpreted the observed lesson more congruently with program goals and tended to reflect the targeted teaching skills in the current field experience. Differences were evident in the quality and clarity of the responses as the subjects matriculated the teacher education program in physical education. There were, however, few discernible interpretation differences between year 3 and year 4 subjects. In describing effective instruction, recruits generally focused on teaching behaviors, with somewhat less emphasis on content, and even less focus on student behaviors.


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