Case study exploring teacher preparedness in delivering physical education in a primary school

Halsey, M. (2023) Case study exploring teacher preparedness in delivering physical education in a primary school. Undergraduate theses, University of Chichester.

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This research project aimed to explore teacher preparedness in delivering Physical Education (PE) in a primary school setting. This study included questionnaires, interviews and field notes, focussing only on the perspective of classroom teachers. The findings revealed that personal experiences during childhood can have a significant impact on perceived competence and confidence in teaching the subject. Furthermore, newly qualified primary school teachers require further education if they feel that their current level of knowledge in this area is insufficient, to ensure they receive sufficient subject knowledge in PE. The study also found that outsourcing to external providers can have both advantages and disadvantages, depending on the quality and expertise of the external provider. The research concludes that by prioritising students' physical and mental well-being, and creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment, teachers can break the cycle of suboptimal PE instruction and empower future generations of teachers with the tools and knowledge needed to deliver effective and engaging PE.

Publication Type: Theses (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Primary Teaching (QTS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: PE, physical education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Education and Teaching
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2023 11:32
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2023 11:32

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