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Modifying Teacher Behaviors to Promote Critical Thinking in K-12 Physical Education
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education
  • Frances Cleland, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • John Helion, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
  • Frank F. Fry, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Abstract
This study examined four physical educators' teaching behaviors before and after an intervention. The study was conducted over the span of three 15-week academic semesters. Phase 1 of the study involved videotaping the participants' instruction prior to intervention. In Phase 2, participants were involved in two workshops planned to convey teaching strategies related to promoting critical thinking in physical education. In addition, participants and co-investigators team-taught three sample lessons focused on incorporating teaching behaviors attempting to foster critical thinking. Data collection was completed during Phase 3 by videotaping each teacher during one unit of instruction. A chi-square analysis of post-intervention data revealed that all four teachers' observed instructional behaviors differed significantly from that expected. Results suggest that the intervention employed during Phase 2 was successful in helping teachers modify their instruction to promote critical thinking in physical education.
Publisher
Human Kinetics Publishing Inc
Citation Information
Frances Cleland, John Helion and Frank F. Fry. "Modifying Teacher Behaviors to Promote Critical Thinking in K-12 Physical Education" Journal of Teaching in Physical Education Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (1999) p. 199 - 215 ISSN: 0273-5024
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john-helion/1/