Research Impact: The most significant conclusion drawn from this research is that teacher engagement in a learning community was paramount to these teachers’ development of effective practice when designing and teaching a models-based curriculum enhanced by digital technology. Access to and involvement in the community is credited with teachers’ perceptions of improved planning, relationships with students, feelings of self-worth, more effectively facilitating student learning, and being better teachers. The teachers’ ongoing interactions and cycles of inquiry within the community as a means to change pedagogical and interactive practice, were key to their growth as teachers and change agents. As a result of these teachers’ acknowledgement of the importance of community, one of our recommendations is that initial teacher education and professional development initiatives for the new Senior Cycle Physical Education framework, and other curriculum models-based frameworks, be designed through a learning community format.
Calderón, A., & Tannehill, D. (2020). Enacting a new curriculum models-based framework supported by digital technology within a learning community. European Physical Education Review. doi:10.1177/1356336X20962126