Drawing on best practice for the continuing professional development (CPD) of practising physical education teachers, this book encourages teachers to reflect on their own practices and how these can be developed as they continue their professional journey to support student learning. The book covers three main themes: improving students’ learning and supporting student progress; the teacher as learner – developing your expertise as a teacher; and supporting professional development – how as a teacher you can lead and own your continuing learning in a sustainable manner.
Throughout the book, teachers are encouraged not just to reflect on where they are now, but also what changes they INTEND to make to their practice, how they IMPLEMENT those changes and then to review the IMPACT this has had on students’ learning. Each chapter includes tasks embedded within the content to encourage the reader to reflect on how they could apply the new knowledge they are acquiring from reading and engaging with the chapter.
Written for a global audience, the book brings together examples from the Singapore Physical Education and Sports Teacher Academy (PESTA), which provides CPD to teachers in the high-performing Singaporean system. Offering high quality research and practice, this book is a pivotal resource for physical education teachers undertaking CPD all over the world.
1. Continuing Professional Development in Physical Education: Doing it Our Way
Fathul Rahman Kamsani and Melanie Martens
Section 1: Supporting Student Progress
2. Continuity and Progression: What Do My Students Need to Know and Understand to Make Progress?
Karen Low Lai Fong
3. Knowing Students as Individuals and Understanding Their Needs
Tan Seck Heong
4. Learners and Learning in Physical Education: Games-Centred Approaches and Nonlinear Pedagogy
Tan Wee Keat Clara
5. Identifying and Developing Students’ Readiness to Learn
Justin Wakefield and Julia Lawrence
6. Inclusive Physical Education
Hui Min Kwok
7. Assessing Student’s Progress Formatively
8. Intentionality: The Key to Effective Affective Learning
Hanif Abdul Rahman
Section 2: Developing as a Teacher
9. You as the Teacher: Teacher Identity and How It Relates to Your Philosophy of Teaching
Teng Tse Sheng
10. Teaching Approaches
Benjamin S.J. Tan
11. Enhancing Physical Education Using Digital Technologies
Jason Zhuo Gensheng and Goh Ming Ming Kelvin
12. Being a Reflective Teacher: Using Narrative Inquiry as Professional Development in Physical Education
Nasrun Bin Mizzy
Section 3: Organising Continuing Professional Development
13. Professional Development: What is It and How Can It Work For Me?
Joanna Phan Swee Lee
14. Being a Mentor
Fazlin Jaya Indra
15. Leading and Managing for Effective Continuing Professional Development in Physical Education
Mark Chan and Kiran Kumar Gosian
16. Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Supporting the Delivery of Quality Teaching in Physical Education
18. And Finally… Would You Like to be Taught By You?
Hanif Abdul Rahman
Each chapter in the book is designed to provide a springboard to help teachers expand their pedagogical skills. They are designed to be used both as independent reading for both teachers and professional development personnel but also as a focus for shared professional development experiences. They will be an invaluable resource for both.
Dr Judith Rink, Emeritus Professor, University of South Carolina, USA
Overall, this is an insightful and comprehensive book that suits CPD providers of in-service teacher training and in-service teachers. Although the topics were drawn from Singapore’s educational context, the practices are applicable worldwide as they are guided by good practices globally. Hence, I strongly recommend you have a read!
Koh Koon Teck, Head, Physical Education & Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore