Increasing recognition of the constructivist nature of learning as well as the diversity of student learning styles highlights the need for teachers to use different teaching styles. Unfortunately, little is known about teachers' use and perception of various teaching styles. The purpose of this study was to explore physical education teachers' self-reported use and perceptions of various teaching styles. Participants were 212 physical education teachers representing a variety of elementary and secondary school settings. Teachers had significantly different experiences in the use and perceptions of the different teaching styles. Their perceptions also differed according to self-rated teaching ability related to using the styles.
- Mosston's spectrum of styles
- Teaching methods
- Teaching styles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology