Research Impact: Delivering physical education teacher education (PETE) programmes through online platforms has been proposed as an alternative (or complementary) to traditional in-person modes of learning. Prompted by the shift to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, we embarked on this review to explore the use of online teaching and learning in PETE. Studies using a blended approach to teaching and learning provide more detail about the pedagogies and technologies used than those studies using a fully online model. There is scant information regarding the principles underpinning the development and delivery of online PETE courses. Our findings suggest online instruction may suit particular students and facilitate a shift to independent learning. Teaching and learning in the online space can impact the development of relationships, both positively and negatively. Furthermore, constructivist pedagogies should be prioritised, alongside support for students and teacher educators to develop online learning competence. Our review highlights considerations for teacher educators engaging in online teaching and learning in PETE and implications for future research.
Murtagh, E. M., Calderón, A., Scanlon, D., & MacPhail, A. (2023). Online teaching and learning in physical education teacher education: A mixed studies review of literature. European Physical Education Review, https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X231155793