Formative Assessment: Exploring Tunisian Cooperative Teachers Practices in Physical Education

Keywords: Preparatory traineeship, Physical Education, trainee, Cooperative teacher

Abstract

Purpose: This article is based on questions related to the formative assessment of preparatory trainee ship in the professional life of Physical Education teachers. In general, in the first training program, the traineeship represents an integral part of training. In this sense, the traineeship offers a vital opportunity for future teacher to gain practical experience in the real environment, given that formative evaluation is a process of collecting evidence from trainees by cooperative teachers to make decisions about their knowledge and skills, to guide their own instructional activities and to control their behavior. Accordingly, this study proposed to explore practices of Tunisians cooperative teachers in relation to the formative assessment. Material: To verify our proposed object, we conducted a research using a questionnaire distributed among 96 cooperative teachers in different educational institutions located in the region of the greater Tunis. During the school year 2015-2016, the questionnaire was the subject of a statistical analysis using frequencies and percentages. Results: The analysis of such data revealed a range of practices about formative estimation among cooperative teachers. In particular, each teacher acknowledged the value of guiding and encouraging student’s self-assessment. So that they could lead their students to assume a share of evaluative activity. Conclusion: Both theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed, and some recommendations are made for future practice.

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Author Biographies

Melki Hasan, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education
Ksar Saïd 2010, MANOUBA, Tunisia
S. Bouzid Mohamed, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education
Ksar Saïd 2010, MANOUBA, Tunisia
Haweni Aymen, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education
Ksar Saïd 2010, MANOUBA, Tunisia
Fadhloun Mourad, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education
Ksar Saïd 2010, MANOUBA, Tunisia
Mrayeh Meher, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education
Ksar Saïd 2010, MANOUBA, Tunisia
Souissi Nizar, Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education
Ksar Saïd 2010, MANOUBA, Tunisia

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Published
2017-10-30
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Hasan, M., Mohamed, S. B., Aymen, H., Mourad, F., Meher, M., & Nizar, S. (2017). Formative Assessment: Exploring Tunisian Cooperative Teachers Practices in Physical Education. Pedagogics, Psychology, Medical-Biological Problems of Physical Training and Sports, 21(5), 227-235. https://doi.org/10.15561/18189172.2017.0505
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