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Page: 7063 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.0266

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION: INVESTIGATING NEW PEDAGOGICAL POSSIBILITIES

D. Vidotto

University of Toronto (CANADA)
Digital technology is continuing to disrupt and challenge local conventions of teaching and education. As mobile devices continue to make their way into contemporary classrooms educators need new pedagogies incorporating information communication technology to help reform the learning environment. In physical education however, this can seem controversial as physical inactivity is often related to an excess of screen-time. This qualitative research project is an investigation on how physical educators use mobile device applications (“apps”) in their pedagogy and to what end. A comprehensive literature is included to examine and engage current academic research of new pedagogies and technology, and their relevance to physical activity. Data was collected through five semi-structured interviews resulting in three overarching themes; i) changing pedagogies in physical education; ii) the perceived benefits and experienced challenges of using apps; and iii) apps, physical activity, and physical education. This study concludes with a discussion of the findings engaging the literature, discussing the implications of findings, and recommendations for future research. This paper is intended for educators, and technology industry professionals.
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D. Vidotto (2017) MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATIONS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION: INVESTIGATING NEW PEDAGOGICAL POSSIBILITIES, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, p. 7063.
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