PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AS A REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER STUDYING AT A SPORTS UNIVERSITY

Laura Tumynaitė

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Research background.With the rapid advancement and changes in students’ generation, the societyneeds improvements in the process of the preparing physical education teachers. The process of the preparationrequires the development of a practically, individually, creatively,critically minded physical education teachercapable of active and independent problem solving in practice. The article focuses on the process of preparationand improvement of the curriculum for physical education teachers in Lithuania. The aim of the article is toupdate and compare a new European dimension–a reflective teaching model that encourages the analysis ofpast activities and the construction of new activities.The aim of the researchwasto reveal theoretical assumptions about the application of the reflectivemodel in the training of physical education teachers atasports university.Conclusionsandperspectives:It is important to reform the academic and practical content of studiesby creating reflexive physical education teacher training, creating conditions for the reflection of personal andprofessional identity, developing and integrating reflective model approaches into the content of studies,developing teacher competencies, developing reflective analysis and cooperation and interaction with studentsin the areas of knowledge, skills and valuables. The reflective model in vocational training of specialists in thework of physical educationteacherscreates conditions for the development of changes and the search foralternative ways to attract students to enjoy physical activity and fulfill the goal of physical education–to bephysically active not only within the school, but also outside it. This goal is developed at a universitywhereuniversality is particularly emphasized.The argument for the purpose of physicaleducationis part of the research as a training tool for thetraining of physical education teachers. A combination of practicalwork and research is necessaryas it givesthe educators the opportunity to learn themselves to understand their knowledge and maintain opinions.Itwould also help improve the sometimes extremely good status of the teacher of physical education and enhancethe knowledge of the work of a physical education teacher in the practice of professional work.Keywords:physical education teacher, reflexive practice

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.33607/elt.v2i10.243

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