More than glimpses in the mirror: An argument for self-study in the professional learning of physical education teachers

Trent D. Brown

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The purpose of this article is to advocate for, engage with and disseminate to readers the concepts of teacher self-study as an important aspect of lifelong physical education teacher learning and education. Self-study has an important role to play by providing context and real-world understanding for physical education teachers who feel disconnected by continuing professional learning (CPL) practices. I argue that self-study, a methodological approach to understanding practice and professional learning that uncovers deeper understandings about the relationship between learning and teaching, offers opportunities that have only recently been considered. To conclude I present a rationale for self- study to be taken more seriously highlighting implications to CPL program development and physical education teacher education curriculum design and implementation. © 2011 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-32
Number of pages14
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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