This is the first in-depth, practice-focused book to explain ‘spectrum theory’ and its application in physical education and sports coaching. Spectrum theory identifies 11 distinct teaching styles, with decision making as a central characteristic, and allows teachers to select age and developmentally appropriate styles across social, physical, ethical, emotional and cognitive channels. The book brings together leading thinkers in spectrum theory, to demonstrate how it can be applied to improve teaching and learning in PE and coaching.
Drawing on real-world research in schools and universities, the book considers the history of spectrum theory, and examines its significance across important areas such as physical education teacher education, sport pedagogy, teacher development, models such as Games Sense and Teaching Games for Understanding, skill acquisition and student learning and perception. Every chapter highlights the practical implications of research in real-world settings and considers how spectrum theory can enhance learning experiences.
This book is invaluable reading for all pre-service and in-service school physical education teachers, sports coaches, school pedagogical leaders and college lecturers.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Spectrum
Mitch Hewitt, Brendan SueSee and Shane Pill
2. History and Overview of the Spectrum
3. The Spectrum: My Journey
4. Using the Spectrum to Interrogate the Teaching Styles of Physical Education Teachers
5. Using the Spectrum to Ground PETE Students’ Pedagogical Footings
Shane Pill and Joss Rankin
6. Considering the Application of a Range of Teaching Styles from the Spectrum that Promotes the Holistic Development of Tennis Players in a Variety of Learning Domains
7. Reconciling Approaches: Mosston and Ashworth’s Spectrum of Teaching Styles as a Tool to Examine the Complexity of Any Teaching (Or Coaching) Approach
Brendan SueSee, Shane Pill and Mitch Hewitt
8. An Analysis of Spectrum Research on Teaching: Study 2
9. Featuring the Spectrum in an Eclectic PETE Program
Matthew D. Curtner-Smith
10. Inclusion Style of Teaching: Student Autonomy and Responsibility
11. Effects of the Reciprocal Teaching Style on Skill Acquisition, Verbal Interaction, and Ability to Analyse in Fifth Grade Children in Physical Education
Michael Goldberger and Brendan SueSee
12. Teachers’ and Students’ Experiences with and Perceptions of the Teaching Styles
Donetta J. Cothran and Pamela Hodges Kulina
13. Examining Physical Education Teachers’ and Pre-Service Physical Education Teachers’ Knowledge Related to Reproduction and Production Teaching Styles Through the Framework Theory of Conceptual Change
Ioannis Syrmpas and Nikolaos Digelidis
14. The Teaching Continuum: A Framework for Generalist Trained Elementary School Teachers in Physical Education
Brent Bradford, Clive Hickson and Stephen Berg
15. Future Considerations on the Spectrum
Mitch Hewitt, Shane Pill and Brendan SueSee
Brendan SueSee is Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.
Mitch Hewitt is Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Canberra and University of Southern Queensland, Australia and works for Tennis Australia.
Shane Pill is Associate Professor in Physical Education and Sport at Flinders University, Australia.