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Physical Education Teaching - Experimental Learning & Labs

Physical Education Teaching

Practical Teaching Experiences


The Physical Education Teacher Education program at Manchester University features a great deal of practical teaching experiences prior to student teaching. These experiences are designed as a progression—from fundamental teaching situations to more complex ones—so students can gradually and successfully develop their teaching skills. The experiences are also quite intense—each one is analyzed and assessed by the professor and by the students themselves. Although the nature of these situations is somewhat different from "real" teaching, the demands of these service-learning experiences are designed with a purpose. They are specifically intended to draw out high effort and critical thinking about teaching, which then pays off in better, more effective teaching when these students move into the more realistic situations that they will face during student teaching and in their first teaching position. 

Field experiences are required and arranged through the field experience and assessment coordinator in the Henney Department of Education.