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A Case Study on PE Instructional Planning Process of a Pre-Service Teacher in Elementary School



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The purpose of this study was to investigate the cognition and content in PE instructional planning process of a pre-service teacher in elementary school. The participant was an elementary pre-service teacher and his 35 fifth-grade students. This teacher designed and taught four sessions of volleyball and badminton class respectively. Qualitative method was used to collect data through participant observation field notes, interviews and stimulated recall. Data were analyzed with constant comparison method. Results showed that the pre-service teacher's cognition on instructional planning was influenced by the knowledge received from training in teachers college and personal experience. The basis for the instructional planning was from previous professional training, personal knowledge and experience, and reference texts. The factors that affected his instructional planning included from student entering behavior, student characteristics, teacher personality, and other related factors.

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