Traditionally teachers of physical education have seen their role primarily in terms of developing physical health and performance, this offers an exciting opportunity for professional learning, to support a holistic view of health in and through physical education. This chapter seeks to examine the nature of these concerns and, in doing so, suggests that by engaging more with psychological theories of learning, physical education teachers can enhance their understanding of the relationship between their own practice and learner experience. It presents Self-Determination Theory as a useful mechanism to support teachers as they attempt to better understand the needs of their learners and the positive impact their practice can have on learning, health and wellbeing. Developing a theoretical understanding of teaching and learning creates more possibilities for change that can ultimately lead to becoming a transformational teacher. The chapter suggests that creating autonomy-supportive learning environments may be effective in enhancing learning and intrinsic motivation.
|Title of host publication||Transformative learning and teaching in physical education|
|Place of Publication||Oxton|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Apr 2017|
- physical education
- psychological theories of learning