Incorporating Problem-based Learning in Physical Education Teacher Education
Authors: Hushman, Glenn; Napper-Owen, Gloria
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1 October 2011, vol. 82, no. 8, pp. 1-60(60)
Abstract:Problem-based learning (PBL) is an educational method that identifies a problem as a context for student learning. Critical-thinking skills, deductive reasoning, knowledge, and behaviors are developed as students learn how theory can be applied to practical settings. Problem-based learning encourages self-direction, lifelong learning, and sharing knowledge within a group. Although the PBL approach has been implemented in a variety of other educational domains, there is limited discussion about PBL pedagogical approaches in physical education teacher education programs. This article highlights the basics of a PBL approach for educating future teachers and shows how it can be incorporated into existing physical education teacher education programs. The download option below is for the full issue of this publication.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2011