"Knowing the rules of the game": rural sporting biographies and their influence on physical education pedagogy

Mooney, Amanda and Hickey, Christopher 2016, "Knowing the rules of the game": rural sporting biographies and their influence on physical education pedagogy. In Schulte, Ann K. and Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette (ed), Self-studies in rural teacher education, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp.123-138, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-17488-4_7.

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Title "Knowing the rules of the game": rural sporting biographies and their influence on physical education pedagogy
Author(s) Mooney, AmandaORCID iD for Mooney, Amanda orcid.org/0000-0001-8870-5811
Hickey, ChristopherORCID iD for Hickey, Christopher orcid.org/0000-0003-4949-9458
Title of book Self-studies in rural teacher education
Editor(s) Schulte, Ann K.
Walker-Gibbs, BernadetteORCID iD for Walker-Gibbs, Bernadette orcid.org/0000-0002-7175-7874
Publication date 2016
Series Self-study of teaching and teacher education practices
Chapter number 7
Total chapters 10
Start page 123
End page 138
Total pages 16
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Berlin, Germany
Keyword(s) rural
teacher education
Summary The influence of place-based biographies in shaping professional identities and practices can be powerful. This is particularly prevalent in fields like Physical Education (PE) where personal physical and sporting prowess can readily become embodied signifiers of one’s credibility and expertise. In rural and regional communities, identities attached to, and social capital accrued from sports participation are often very strong. In this chapter we reflexively draw on aspects of our own personal biographies as active (and privileged) participants in rural community sport to explore the ways in which they have shaped our professional identities and practices as physical education teacher educators. We juxtapose our biographies alongside the experiences of ‘Rachel,’ a female physical education teacher who, at the time of data collection, had recently commenced teaching in a regionally based Catholic all-boys’ school after two previous posts in rural co-educational schools. Presented as heuristic devices, we look for points of intersection and divergence between Rachel’s experiences and our own biographies to consider the ways in which place shapes professional identities and pedagogical practices in PE. The practical translation of this self-study process is to be ultimately located in our undergraduate teacher education programs and in our identities as teacher educators.
ISBN 9783319174884
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-17488-4_7
Field of Research 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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