Teachers facing Health and Physical Education curriculum changes: a kaleidoscope of beliefs, values, emotions and interactions

Dinan-Thompson, Maree (2001) Teachers facing Health and Physical Education curriculum changes: a kaleidoscope of beliefs, values, emotions and interactions. Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 48 (1). pp. 9-13.

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In a world of rapid and constant change, teachers are faced with organisational and educational reform, and more specifically curriculum change. In recent times all states in Australia have transformed the Health and Physical Education curriculum. The realisation of effective curriculum shifts necessitates challenging teachers' current beliefs and practices in Health and Physical Education. Sparkes proposes that teachers move through three levels of change, from 'surface change' to 'real change', with real change being the ultimate achievement. This paper argues that Sparkes' level of 'real change' overlooks the important elements of emotion and the role of interactions in teacher change. In addition, it challenges the appellation of 'real change' and proposes that ' authentic change' is perhaps a more appropriate terminology.

Item ID: 9822
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1321-0394
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 04:41
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 70%
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