The perception of physical education through drawings: self-efficacy in primary schools

Williams, M. (2015) The perception of physical education through drawings: self-efficacy in primary schools. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Drawing as an evaluative tool has been used by researchers in a variety of different scenarios and environments. However the knowledge and confidence to use drawing as an evaluative tool on younger research participants is lacking. Physical education in primary schools has been said to be failing, lacking in structure and any real physical activity, with teachers lacking is self- belief and unable to deliver confident challenging lessons. The present study therefore examined the perception of physical education in a year 2 class through the evaluative tool of drawing. The intervention utilised a multi-method approach compromising individual semi- structured interviews and drawing techniques. Using a coding system created from Machpail and Kinchin, 2004. Ten subjects were chosen from a possible thirty-five and their pictures were coded analysed, and interviews were conducted. The results of the study suggested that the self-efficacy of the pupils could be effected by the lack of confidence the teacher held in herself to teach physical education. The ability to draw themselves physically using equipment in a happy environment was most specifically influenced. The findings made suggestions that using drawing as an evaluative tool can have many limitations with young participants and perceptions of physical education is largely based on previous opportunities pupils have received. Suggestions for future studies are provided.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sport Coaching
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-efficacy, physical education, drawing, primary school, semi- structured interviews, perception
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 09:57
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 09:57

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