Physical education teachers' perspectives and experiences when teaching FMS to early adolescent girls

Lander, N, Hanna, L, Brown, H, Telford, A, Morgan, P, Salmon, J and Barnett, L 2017, 'Physical education teachers' perspectives and experiences when teaching FMS to early adolescent girls', Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 113-118.


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Title Physical education teachers' perspectives and experiences when teaching FMS to early adolescent girls
Author(s) Lander, N
Hanna, L
Brown, H
Telford, A
Morgan, P
Salmon, J
Barnett, L
Year 2017
Journal name Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
Volume number 36
Issue number 1
Start page 113
End page 118
Total pages 6
Publisher Human Kinetics
Abstract Purpose: Competence in fundamental movement skills (FMSs) is positively associated with physical activity, fitness, and healthy weight status. However, adolescent girls exhibit very low levels of fundamental movement skill (FMS) proficiency. Method: In the current study, interviews were carried out with physical education teachers to investigate their perspectives of: (i) the importance and relevance of teaching FMSs to Year 7 girls, and (ii) the factors influencing effective FMS instruction. Results: There were two major findings in the data: Year 7 was perceived to be a critical period to instruct girls in FMSs; and current teaching practices were perceived to be suboptimal for effective FMS instruction. Conclusion: Apparent deficits in current FMS teaching practice may be improved with more comprehensive teacher training (both during physical education teacher education (PETE) and in in-service professional development) in pedagogical strategies, curriculum interpretation, and meaningful assessment.
Subject Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Fundamental movement skills
Physical education
Teaching effectiveness
DOI - identifier 10.1123/jtpe.2015-0201
Copyright notice © 2017 Human Kinetics, Inc.
ISSN 0273-5024
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