The conforming, the innovating and the connecting teacher: A qualitative study of why teachers in lower secondary school adopt physically active learning
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Original versionTeaching and Teacher Education. 2021, 105(September 2021), Artikkel 103434. 10.1016/j.tate.2021.103434
This paper explores why teachers adopt physically active learning (PAL). Data were collected through ‘go-alongs’ supplemented by individual interviews with 13 teachers in seven Norwegian lower secondary schools. Data were then analysed thematically. Results indicated that as well as to enhance their teaching and pupils' learning, teachers adopt PAL to adhere to school policy (The Conforming Teacher), to be an innovative educator (The Innovating Teacher), and, because it matches past positive personal experiences (The Connecting Teacher). The findings can be used to shape PAL teacher training programs to increase the likelihood of adoption.
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