There are two purposes of this study. The first is to examine our experiences as beginning teacher educators who taught using models-based practice (using the example of Cooperative Learning). The second is to consider the benefits of using collaborative self-study to foster deep understandings of teacher education practice. The findings highlight the challenges in adapting school teaching practices to the university setting, and the different types of knowledge required to teach about the “hows” and “whys” of a models-based approach. We conclude by acknowledging the benefits of systematic study of practice in helping to unpack the complexities and challenges of teaching about teaching. Our collaborative self-study enabled us to develop insights into the intertwined nature of self and practice, and the personal and professional value of our research leads us to encourage teacher educators to examine and share their challenges and understandings of teaching practice.
Tim Fletcher and Ashley Casey
Mats M. Hordvik, Ann MacPhail and Lars T. Ronglan
In this study, we articulate and share our knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning Sport Education in physical education teacher education (PETE): (a) How did the PETE faculty member experience teaching about teaching Sport Education? and (b) How did the PSTs experience learning about teaching Sport Education?
One PETE faculty member (the first author) and twelve PSTs took part in a university Sport Education unit. Data were collected through the PETE faculty member’s open-ended reflective diary and focus groups with three PST teams.
The PETE faculty member and PSTs experienced various challenges such as bridging theory and practice when learning about teaching Sport Education and articulating the “what”, “how” and “why” when teaching about teaching Sport Education.
Sport Education is a complex curriculum and instructional model, encouraging further interrogation of the theoretical implications of the model.
Mark H. Anshel
The primary purpose of this article is to provide a rationale against the certification of sport psychologists. The paper centers on two main issues. First, certification in sport psychology is overly exclusive and does not recognize the unique contributions that individuals with related skills can offer the profession. Instead, the field should develop a consensus about the competencies of its practitioners, researchers, and educators. Second, professionals in sport psychology must rethink this preoccupation of using the clinical psychology model to gain respect and certification. Unless a person is a registered psychologist, he or she cannot engage in clinical practice with athletes or anyone else. Rather than the preoccupation with clinical practice, the field of sport psychology would better serve the public by continuing to scientifically validate its cognitive and behavioral techniques, recognizing the necessary role of clinical psychologists, and educating the public about the required skills of sport psychologists.
Barbara E. Ainsworth, Carl J. Caspersen, Charles E. Matthews, Louise C. Mâsse, Tom Baranowski and Weimo Zhu
Assessment of physical activity using self-report has the potential for measurement error that can lead to incorrect inferences about physical activity behaviors and bias study results.
To provide recommendations to improve the accuracy of physical activity derived from self report.
We provide an overview of presentations and a compilation of perspectives shared by the authors of this paper and workgroup members.
We identified a conceptual framework for reducing errors using physical activity self-report questionnaires. The framework identifies 6 steps to reduce error: 1) identifying the need to measure physical activity, 2) selecting an instrument, 3) collecting data, 4) analyzing data, 5) developing a summary score, and 6) interpreting data. Underlying the first 4 steps are behavioral parameters of type, intensity, frequency, and duration of physical activities performed, activity domains, and the location where activities are performed. We identified ways to reduce measurement error at each step and made recommendations for practitioners, researchers, and organizational units to reduce error in questionnaire assessment of physical activity.
Self-report measures of physical activity have a prominent role in research and practice settings. Measurement error may be reduced by applying the framework discussed in this paper.
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Practitioners, Researchers and Coaches Fullager, H.H.K, McCall, A., Impellizzeri, F., Favero, T., & Coutts, A.J. (2019). Sports Medicine [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1007/s40279-019-01139-0 This article examines the existing evidence of the translation of sport science research into the field, focusing on
Yaheli Bet-Or, Wolbert van den Hoorn, Venerina Johnston and Shaun O’Leary
NHMRC of Australia Research Training Fellowship, and a Health Practitioner Research Fellowship (Queensland Health and University of Queensland (CCRE Spinal Pain, Injury and Health)). The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose. References 1. Ludewig PM , Phadke V
Shaun O’Leary, Carlijn Hoogma, Øystein Molland Solberg, Sara Sundberg, Ashley Pedler and Luke Van Wyk
Fellowship, and a Health Practitioner Research Fellowship (Queensland Health [Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital], and University of Queensland [CCRE Spinal Pain, Injury and Health]). This study was not funded by an external source. There are no conflicts of interest. References 1. Haldeman S , Carroll
Blake D. McLean, Donald Strack, Jennifer Russell and Aaron J. Coutts
, as proprietary data can only be investigated with the consent of these partners. Such research collaborations can be mutually beneficial, with practitioners/researchers able to better understand and interpret data from these technologies. These independent results may also benefit commercial partners
Disa J. Smee, Anthony Walker, Ben Rattray, Julie A. Cooke, Ben G. Serpell and Kate L. Pumpa
, appropriate measurement, when assessing body composition, is vital for both field-based strength and conditioning practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. It would allow for maximized safety for firefighters at work and to determine suitable standards for recruitment into the profession ( Boyce et
Behrouz Abdoli, James Hardy, Javad F. Riyahi and Alireza Farsi
provide us with a greater understanding of how to use self-talk under competitive pressure something not considered in the present study; an issue that remains relatively unexplored yet has high appeal for practitioners. Researchers interested in examining self-talk and conscious processing should also