I have decided to share my research with you about my topic which is a new vision of learning in Physical Education. I am a PE teacher and I have been confronted to various problems during my teaching sessions so that I have wondered how to help pupils to have a voice and be empowered at school while developing the 21st century skills. I want to focus on an authentic and meaningful learning using an innovative framework in Physical Education : the Activity Theory ( Engeström, 1987).
“Knowledge is considered the fruit of human activities or the artefacts and tools produced historically by human beings and then crystallized in social and cultural activities that form the backdrop in which any learning is developed”
– Vygotsky, 1934
This is my first blog . I will post different items as I will conduct this research. The aim of the blog is to share with you and to grow with you. It is the reason why I call it an expanding blog : we will improve together, change the purpose, reflect on the subject and in the end grow on the topic.
I have been a PE Teacher in Secondary School for more than 10 years now. I have worked in different schools from “disadvantaged” ones to “classic” ones, if I can say so. Before being a PE teacher I have been a Personal Trainer and a Recreational Supervisor. Even if the positions I have had before being a PE teacher were very interesting and gave me a good feedback , I find that I have to share with children my vision and my passion of sport and physical education.
Recently I have decided to upgrade my career and to enroll in a PhD in Education.
The reasons that lead me to this decision were as follows :
Pupils are not enough interested in what they learn in school and are not really concerned by the content.
A lack of motivation is increasing during our lesson and we need to fix a new kind of teaching to give our pupils the power on what they learn.
Our profession is in evolution and even if teachers are devoted to their work they suffer from the task they have to complete: rules and regulation, less creativity in their work, a lack of consideration.
“PE teachers are lucky , aren’t they ? Every child likes to go in sport lessons”. This is the type of sentence that I’m used to hearing. Is this phrase a reality?