A Qualitative Investigation of Teaching and Learning of Fundamental Movement in Hong Kong Primary Physical Education
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AbstractThe primary physical education (PE) plays a significant role in promotion of fundamental movement skills (FMS) for enhancing motivation in physical activity (PA) among school-age children. Little has been known about the teaching and learning experiences of FMS in school PE. Data from 16 student’ focus groups (N = 70), and 16 semi-structured interviews with their PE teachers were examined to understand the current FMS teaching practice within primary school PE and the factors associated with effective FMS teaching and learning. Epstein’s TARGET was used as a guiding framework and template analysis was used to analyses the interviews. The TARGET aspects (namely, task, authority, recognition, grouping, evaluation and timing) of FMS learning in PE were described in students’ words. Their PE teachers’ instructional strategies in FMS, teaching confidence and experience as well as topics related to PE teaching were also explored. Key results indicated that teachers were ineffective in involving pupils in a wider range of game-related movement activities; providing choices in task, equipment and work methods, and using more process-oriented evaluation of FMS. For many of the teachers interviewed, they felt that they were not confident to teach and assess FMS in PE. Given the important role of PE teachers in developing children’s FMS proficiency, these findings highlight the need to provide ongoing FMS education and training to primary PE teachers to improve their teaching confidence and student achievement in PE. Furthermore, by manipulating the TARGET structures of the FMS lessons, teachers are able to create a motivational climate that foster a mastery perspective for effective learning in FMS.
All Author(s) ListCecilia H. S. CHAN, Amy S. C. HA
Name of ConferenceThe 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health
Start Date of Conference16/11/2016
End Date of Conference19/11/2016
Place of ConferenceBangkok
Country/Region of ConferenceThailand
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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