Becoming a health and physical education teacher: Student teacher ‘performances’ in the HPE subject department office

Rossi, Anthony, Sirna, Karen, & Tinning, Richard (2008) Becoming a health and physical education teacher: Student teacher ‘performances’ in the HPE subject department office. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(4), pp. 1029-1040.

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This study considered how physical education teacher education students ‘perform’ their ‘selves’ within subject department offices during the practicum or ‘teaching practice’. The research was framed by a conceptual framework informed by the work of Goffman on ‘performance’ and ‘front’. The findings revealed three common performances across the whole group across all sites. These were: performance of sports talk, bodily performances, and performance of masculine repertoires. Such performances were considered to be inconsistent with the coursework ideals and principles within the teacher education programme but in step with the general ethos of most PE department offices.

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ID Code: 93863
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Teacher Education, Workplace learning, PE Department, Subject department office, HERN
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2007.11.005
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2016 03:42
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 01:30

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