Title

What we know, what we do and what we should do with regard to the delivery of health education in lower secondary government schools in Western Australia

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

School

School of Education

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20511

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Originally published as Barwood, D. (2017). What we know, what we do and what we should do with regard to the delivery of health education in lower secondary government schools in Western Australia. Paper presented at the 29th ACHPER International Conference. Values into Action - A Brighter Future, Adelaide, South Australia, 13-15 April, 2015. pp. 120-128. Article available here.

Abstract

Rhythmic and expressive movement is one physical education curriculum area where preservice teachers may experience lower levels of confidence and motivation. This study explored the influence of a standard dance curriculum and pre-packed rhythmic and expressive movement program on confidence and motivation to teach rhythmic and expressive movement. Undergraduate physical education students (n=101, male n=35, female n=66) with a mean age of 20.65 years (SD=2.76) completed a pre- and post-test measure of confidence and motivation to teach physical education (Confidence and Motivation to Teach Physical Education Questionnaire [CMTPE]) before and after completing 2 one-hour sessions of a standard dance curriculum condition (n=49) or prepackaged rhythmic and expressive movement program condition (n=52). Confidence and motivation scores appeared moderate to high but were lower for confidence in rhythmic and expressive movement as well as for the motivation subscales of guilt, professional expectations, and motivation. All confidence and motivation subscales as well as confidence in rhythmic and expressive movement and perceptions of pre-packaged program showed significant increases in scores from pre-test to post-test (p.05), indicating that the pattern of change across time was not different for condition. There was a significant time x condition interaction for motivation (p

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