What are Teachers’ Perceptions of Teaching Physical Education and how are They Formed?

Student, A. (2015) What are Teachers’ Perceptions of Teaching Physical Education and how are They Formed? Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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This study aimed to investigate: What are teachers’ perceptions of teaching
physical education and how are they formed? The measurement of
perceptions was looked at in terms of enjoyment, confidence and desire to
teach. The research was supported by the sub-research questions: How do
teachers feel about teaching physical education? Do they want to teach
physical education? And, what do they attribute their perceptions to?
This was investigated through the use of questionnaires and semi-structured
interviews. The participants of the questionnaire were nine generalist primary
school teachers from one primary school; three of these participants were
selected for interview based on varying perceptions towards teaching physical
The research found that teachers’ perceptions towards teaching physical
education are largely positive and that there is a strong, positive correlation
between teachers’ enjoyment of teaching physical education and their
confidence in doing so. The reasons found for these perceptions were as a
result of the amount of teaching experience and knowledge of the physical
education curriculum teachers held, as well as the pupils’ enjoyment and

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Undergraduate Dissertations
Departments > Education
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 15:53
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 15:53
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1749

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