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Title: The effectiveness of physical education continuing professional development for primary school teachers in Cyprus
Author: Hadjimatheou, Anastasia
ISNI:       0000 0004 7230 0723
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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The aim of this study was to explore Cypriot primary school teachers' views on and experiences of effective and ineffective Physical Education Continuing Professional Development (PE-CPD) provision. Extensive qualitative data were collected to ensure a deep understanding of the issues from the perspectives of Cypriot teachers. Methods used were an open-ended survey distributed to all public primary schools, and interviews and focus groups with teachers and CPD providers. The survey was sent to all primary school teachers responsible for PE in Cyprus. In addition, fifteen teachers were identified as individual case studies, key CPD providers were interviewed, and a focus group comprising three CPD providers and three case study teachers was conducted to generate shared dialogue. The data indicate that from the perspective of these teachers in Cyprus, there is a widespread failure of PE-CPD to meet their learning needs. Yet, in contrast to much of the negative data that reinforces the international CPD literature, strong evidence of the powerful and positive impact of one approach to PE-CPD emerged. These data reveal interesting insights into the importance the teachers attached to passion, a focus on co-learning, and their views of themselves and their identities as teachers and learners.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: LB1501 Primary Education