Hovingh, Esther R. (2013) Collaborating with adolescent girls to co-construct physical education curriculum: an action research approach. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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This action research project examines the extent to which providing adolescent girls with choice of curricular content and input into course design affects their enjoyment and participation in physical education. It also examines student preferences regarding activities based on personal health and wellness compared to the traditional sport-based curriculum many schools offer. Following an initial questionnaire, students in my grade ten physical education class were offered a series of introductory lessons to individual or partner activities not normally offered in the present curriculum, such as yoga and Zumba. Students set personal goals to meet their own needs and chose activities to participate in that addressed their needs. At the end of the intervention it was found that having an input and choice was motivational for high school girls. The study was able to show that when students are heard and their input is treated as valuable, they enjoy physical education. Insights gained in this study can be used by teachers and researchers to look for new ways to engage high school girls in physical education.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-91).|
|Keywords:||student choice, student voice, physical education, adolescent girls, curriculum|
|Department(s):||Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Physical Education|
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