The interaction of factors which influence secondary student physical education teachers’ knowledge and development as teachers

S. Capel, Gordon Hayes, W. Katene, P. Velija

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to look at the influence of and interrelationships between concerns and socialization on the development of student physical education (PE) teachers’ knowledge for teaching and their development as teachers. Six secondary student PE teachers completed a journal on a monthly basis throughout the course of a one-year initial teacher education course. These student teachers and their mentors were interviewed in school towards the end of their course in June. Responses were analysed inductively. A major factor influencing these student teachers’ development throughout the year was their concerns about themselves, their teaching and the material they were to teach over-ridden by concern to pass the course. This was influenced by the student teachers’ socialization prior to and during the course. In turn, this influenced their views of the importance and value of knowledge developed on different parts of the course. The results are discussed in relation to student teachers’ development as teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-201
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Physical Education Review
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • concerns
  • initial teacher education
  • knowledge for teaching
  • socialization
  • student PE teachers

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