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Developing the descriptions of landmark teaching styles : a spectrum inventory

By Brendan SueSee and Kenneth D. Edwards


Mosston & Ashworth‟s Spectrum of Teaching styles was first published in 1966 and is potentially the longest surviving model of teaching within the field of physical education. Its longevity and influence is surely testament to its value and influence. Many tools have also been developed through the years based on The Spectrum of Teaching Styles. In 2005 as part of a doctoral study, this tool was developed by the author, Dr Edwards and Dr Ashworth for researchers and teachers to identify which teaching styles were being utilised from The Spectrum when teaching physical education. It could also be utilised for self-assessment of the teaching styles and individual uses, or those who work with Physical Education Teacher Education courses. The development of this tool took approximately 4 months, numerous emails and meetings. This presentation will outline this process, along with the reasons why such a tool was developed and the differences between it and others like it

Topics: 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL), 130103 Higher Education, Spectrum inventory, Teaching styles, HERN
Publisher: School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia.
Year: 2009
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