Physical Education Practicum Experiences: Are they Helping Preservice Elementary School Teachers?

By Clive Hickson, Graham Fishburne, Colin Saby and Stephen Berg.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The extent to which course work is complementary to practicum experiences is often overlooked. This paper reports on a study involving 313 preservice teachers and their experiences during practicum.

Keywords: Preservice Teachers, Field-Base Teaching Practicum

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp.9-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.874MB).

Dr. Clive Hickson

Dr. Clive Hickson has taught and studied in both England and Canada. He has taught at all levels of school education, been a school principal, served on numerous education committees and worked on provincial curriculum resource development. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. His line of research involves the investigation of teaching effectiveness and teacher preparation in the curriculum area of physical education.

Dr Graham Fishburne

Dr Graham J. Fishburne is Professor of Education at the University of Alberta in Canada. He has received numerous research and teaching awards for his university work. He has published over 100 research articles and one of his textbooks on elementary school physical education is used as the course text in over 200 universities and colleges in the US and Canada.

Colin Saby

Colin Saby has taught in the public school setting at the elementary level and is now pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Alberta. His area of interests include the teaching of physical education, learning theories, and self-efficacy.

Dr. Stephen Berg

Stephen Berg has taught in the public school system in Canada and is now a graduate student at the University of Alberta. Although interested in all facets of the teaching of Physical Education, he is developing a line of research investigating the role of peer teaching in Physical Education.

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