MOVING IN SCIENCE EDUCATION, SCIENCES IN MOVEMENT EDUCATION
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BELGIUM)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Page: 5999 (abstract only)
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:In the Physical Education (PE) teacher education at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, we developed in 2014 several examples of lessons on topics that had a clear link between sciences and PE. The first step was the analysis of the final attainment levels of both school subjects in the age group of 12-15 y. Sciences and PE teachers at secondary school level rarely cooperate although there are so many opportunities concerning the content as well as the working out. Our didactical approach, based on the cooperation in these subjects, was tested in three different schools (one international and twee local schools). Based on focus group interviews with staff members of the participating schools, this project will be evaluated during spring 2015. The results of this process evaluation will be compared with the literature review leading to develop a structured questionnaire. Both will be presented at the conferences. Based on the informal evaluation in the participating schools and reactions of teachers following our training sessions, the possibilities of interdisciplinary learning between PE and sciences are promising.
Keywords: Interdisciplinary learning, Physical Education, Science Education.