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Learning to Teach Sport Education: Misunderstandings, Pedagogical Difficulties, and Resistance

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dc.contributor.author Mccaughtry N.
dc.contributor.author Sofo S.
dc.contributor.author Rovegno I.
dc.contributor.author Curtner-Smith M.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-31T15:06:03Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-31T15:06:03Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.issn 1356336X
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/1356336X04044068
dc.description Mccaughtry, N., Wayne State University, United States; Sofo, S., Southeast Missouri State University, University of Education Winneba, Ghana, United States; Rovegno, I., University of Alabama, United States; Curtner-Smith, M., University of Alabama, United States en_US
dc.description.abstract This study used cognitive developmental theory to analyze how teachers learn to teach sport education. Two groups of undergraduate pre-service teachers were studied, one group during their secondary methods and corresponding field-teaching courses, the other during an independent teaching course. Data were collected through ethnographic observations and interviews, and analyzed using constant comparison. Findings revealed that the teachers encountered three pitfalls in learning to teach sport education. First, group one teachers struggled with the tactical instruction in sport education and, in response, retreated to the safety of decontextualized skill drills or non-instructional games. Second, group one teachers, in their descriptions of future pedagogical intentions, expressed resistance, for a number of reasons, to incorporating most of the unique characteristics of sport education into their future secondary classrooms. Third, group two teachers misunderstood the role of skill development in sport education. The discussion centers on mechanisms of knowledge acquisition related to learning sport education, and recommendations for teacher educators and future research. � 2004, Sage Publications. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.subject cognitive en_US
dc.subject developmental learning theory en_US
dc.subject teacher education and preparation en_US
dc.title Learning to Teach Sport Education: Misunderstandings, Pedagogical Difficulties, and Resistance en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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