MSpace - DSpace at UofM >
Faculty of Graduate Studies (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) >
FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3070

Title: Wiki and TGfU: a collaborative approach to understanding games education
Authors: Baert, Helena
Supervisor: Halas, Joannie (Kinesiology and Recreation Management)
Examining Committee: Watkinson, Jane (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Heine, Mike (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Casey, Catherine (Education)
Graduation Date: October 2008
Keywords: physical education
wiki
teacher education
technology
collaboration
scaffolding
Issue Date: 11-Sep-2008
Abstract: Technology is becoming an integral part of teaching and learning in schools. This thesis explored the use of a wiki, a collaborative editable webpage within physical education teacher education. An interpretive inquiry investigated the perceptions of a cohort of 28 final year physical education teacher candidates (PETC) through an online group project. The objective of the assignment was for PETC to develop deeper understanding of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach. Information collected from reflective journals, writing samples and focus groups identified both enabling and constraining factors this wiki brought to the wiki project. Data analyses confirmed that the wiki facilitated collaboration among group members, improved writing skills and enhanced deeper understanding through scaffolding of one’s own ideas as well as those of others. In their efforts to work collaboratively, the students realized that establishing roles and responsibilities and creating more opportunity for communication were necessary ingredients for learning.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3070
Appears in Collection(s):FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Thesis Helena Baert Final Online.pdf1.11 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in MSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! MSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback