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Teaching During a Pandemic: Physical Educators' Reflections on Teaching Remotely

, Boston University, United States ; , University of New Hampshire, United States

Journal of Online Learning Research Volume 7, Number 2, ISSN 2374-1473 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This study documents the lessons learned of K-12 physical educators as they shifted from in-person to remote learning in spring 2020, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Fifteen K-12 physical educators participated in semi-structured interviews, utilizing online virtual meeting software. Questions centered around their processes of, and experiences with remote teaching. A constructivist lens was utilized to analyze participant responses. The need for lesson simplicity and student autonomy were common themes among the participants, as were challenges related to student accountability. Participants also agreed that opportunities for student socialization were difficult to replicate in the online environment. Despite differing approaches to remote teaching in this unique circumstance, several common themes emerged which can be applied in the future to help chart success in online physical education programs.

Citation

Foye, B. & Grenier, M. (2021). Teaching During a Pandemic: Physical Educators' Reflections on Teaching Remotely. Journal of Online Learning Research, 7(2), 133-151. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 27, 2021 from .