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How can motivation levels of female pupils be improved within KS3 Basketball Physical Education lessons?

Myers, EJ (2013) How can motivation levels of female pupils be improved within KS3 Basketball Physical Education lessons? International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education Bulletin, 65. ISSN 1728-5909

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The purpose of this action research case study was to investigate the impact of selected teaching strategies aimed at addressing and reducing the significance of the social and psychological factors affecting pupil motivation within a specific Physical Education class. The teaching strategies selected for use included co-construction, collaborative learning, scaffolding and pupil groupings. These were chosen to encourage and facilitate personalised learning and active engagement, whilst promoting changes in behavior by identifying and overcoming barriers to learning, with the ultimate aim to encourage the development of physically literate individuals with the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding, who value and take responsibility for maintaining purposeful physical activity throughout the lifecourse (Whitehead, 2013). The results of the study found that the combination of co-construction, collaborative learning and scaffolding, along with optimal groupings, developed and improved motivation, effort and engagement levels within this particular class. This study was successful as it placed the learner at the centre of focus. This facilitated opportunities for personalized learning and active engagement, which supported changes in behaviours by overcoming barriers to learning. By structuring learning tasks as a collaborative mastery endeavor it enabled the redefinition of gender and social stereotypes within the class, allowing the students’ sense of self to be preserved and protected from negative comparisons and comments by peers, allowing them to enjoy and reconnect with their own learning, which promoted physical literacy values, attitudes and competencies helping learners move towards becoming physically literate and autonomous in this nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical literacy; physical education; motivation
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
Publisher: International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 08:44
Editors: Weinberg, B
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/622

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