What is it about?

Given the growing role of digital technology for learning in educational policies and new physical education curricula, the study provides support for the use of active learning environments where pre-service teachers are involved in creative content production using digital technology in physical education teacher education programmes.

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There is a lack of research in physical education teacher education (PETE) on the relationship between the use of digital technology and the pre-service teachers’ (PSTs) engagement and subsequent learning. Furthermore, previous research reports a low level of PST engagement in digital approaches that did not promote active learning and tended to be teacher-centred.


The study was a remarkable professional experience and hopefully will prompt new studies exploring other pedagogies of digital technology at the undergraduate level.

Antonio Calderon
University of Limerick

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This page is a summary of: A student-centred digital technology approach: The relationship between intrinsic motivation, learning climate and academic achievement of physical education pre-service teachers, European Physical Education Review, June 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1356336x19850852.
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