Preservice Physical Education Teachers’ Perceived Physical Literacy and Teaching Efficacy
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AbstractPhysical education teacher education is a time when preservice teachers can reinforce their physical literacy (PL). Professional coursework within the teacher preparation program should also develop their teaching efficacy. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to examine the predictive relationship between preservice physical education teachers’ perceived PL and teaching efficacy. The findings revealed that the PL dimension of self-expression and communication with others was the most significant predictor of teaching efficacy in developing content knowledge, applying scientific knowledge to teaching, teaching students with special needs, and using technology. Furthermore, preservice teachers’ knowledge and understanding of PL predicted their teaching efficacy in accommodating skill level differences within instruction. These predictive relationships suggest that preservice teachers’ PL influences their efficacy to enact effective teaching behaviors and should remain an ongoing priority of physical education teacher preparation programming suggested by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Acceptance Date13/01/2020
All Author(s) ListChoi Siu Ming, Sum Kim Wai Raymond, Tristan Wallhead, Ha Sau Ching Amy, Sit Hui Ping Cindy, Shy Deng-yau, Wei Feng-min
Journal nameJournal of Teaching in Physical Education
Year2021
Month1
Volume Number40
Issue Number1
PublisherHuman Kinetics
Pages146 - 156
ISSN0273-5024
eISSN1543-2769
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsHong Kong, preservice physical education teachers, Taiwan, teacher education

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