Research Impact: While digital technology is generating considerable interest in terms of research and practice in physical education, it is receiving little attention in (physical education) teacher education programmes. The evidence suggests that the student-centred digital technology approach created a positive learning environment that led to optimal values of intrinsic motivation and academic achievement in physical education pre-service teachers. In other words, learning was best supported when the pre-service teachers were engaged in active, collaborative and relevant digital technology-based learning activities. Given the growing role of digital technology in educational policies and new physical education curricula, we advocate for the publication of more research-based experiences on a variety of digital technology pedagogies in PETE programmes.
Calderón, A. Meroño, L., & MacPhail, A. (2019). 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, https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X19850852