Constructivist Teaching Practices of Expert and Novice Elementary Physical Educators. (Research Works)
Sherman, Nestor W., JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Constructivists believe that connecting previous experiences and knowledge to new concepts enhances learning. Sociocultural constructivists stress the importance of attitudes--both of students and instructors--and social interactions on skill and knowledge acquisition. Constructivism is the foundation for the "movement approach" to teaching. Physical educators adopting a movement approach use students' prior knowledge to enhance learning through problem solving, peer teaching, and active exploration of movement options.
Chen and Rovegno (2000) developed the Educational Games Observation Rubric (EGOR) to examine elementary physical education teachers. The researchers studied how effectively constructivist-oriented teaching practices were used by expert and novice teachers. Three expert and three novice teachers were observed during 18 dribbling lessons (3 each) using a movement-approach teaching …
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Publication information: Article title: Constructivist Teaching Practices of Expert and Novice Elementary Physical Educators. (Research Works). Contributors: Sherman, Nestor W. - Author. Journal title: JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. Volume: 73. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2002. Page number: 6+. © 2009 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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