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What is ‘effective’ CPD for contemporary physical education teachers?: A Deweyan framework
School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. (SMED)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8748-8843
Sports Studies and Physical Education, School of Education, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK.
2015 (English)In: Sport, Education and Society, ISSN 1357-3322, E-ISSN 1470-1243, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

It is widely argued that continuing professional development (CPD) for physical education (PE) teachers is important, yet questions remain about ‘effective’ CPD. We consider these questions afresh from a Deweyan perspective. An overview of the CPD/PE-CPD literature reveals conflicting positions on teachers as learners. Considering the nature of contemporary PE, and the learning needs of teachers, we argue that a different model of PE-CPD is required to reflect the dynamic nature of contemporary practice. We propose John Dewey's classic concept of ‘education as growth’ to underpin a new conceptual framework for the design, delivery and evaluation of PE-CPD. We argue that ‘effective’ PE-CPD will not be found in formal policies, structures and processes, however, well-intentioned, unless it (i) focuses on the dazzling complexity of the learning process, (ii) prioritises context and contemporary challenges; (iii) bridges research/theory–practice in innovative ways; and (iv) nurtures the career-long growth of PE teachers.

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2015. 1-14 p.
Keyword [en]
Contemporary learners; Education as growth; John Dewey; Lifelong learning; Teacher learning
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Sport and Fitness Sciences
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Sports Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-46055DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1083000Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84941670037OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-46055DiVA: diva2:860000
Available from: 2015-10-09 Created: 2015-10-09 Last updated: 2015-10-12Bibliographically approved

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