Inquiry examining the training needs of physical education teachers from the Lombardy region

Gabriella Frattini, Maurizio Mondoni, Stefania Melica, Marisa Vicini, Paola Vago, Francesco Casolo

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The aim of this inquiry is to find out the training needs of Physical Education teachers. The objective of this inquiry is to find out: • to what extent the PE teachers feel the need for training • what are the most appealing themes for the training courses • when to carry out the training courses Methodology The inquiry has been carried out via means of a questionnaire. The teachers have expressed their choice by putting a cross on the Likert scale, where 1 means of little importance and 7 of great importance; there were also 2 open questions. Sample examined 181 teachers were interviewed, 86 Male and 95 Female, 57 teaching in secondary schools with students aged 11-14 years, 124 teaching in secondary schools with students aged 14-19. The interviewees were between 26 and 62 years. The questions were subdivided into 3 groups 1. Need for training 2. Most relevant areas for training 3. Favoured instruments for the training Results From our data we can see that: 1. 74.78% of the interviewed felt a strong need for training 2. The interest for training in sport, dance, expressivity and fitness was 75,6%; 54.9% want training in cross-sectional assessment, disability and coping with adolescent problems; 74.39% teachers prefer to have training during the school year, 72,8% want it organized by the state and 73,7% want increased salary after training and near the place of work. 3. 80.66% had attended a training course, 76.8% consulted books or magazines, and 11.51% the internet. Conclusion There is a great deal of interest for specific training; the state and the university should take care of this need. References Gatti R.,(2002) Saper Sapere. La Motivazione come obiettivo educativo. Carocci Roma Migani C.,(2004) Dal disagio scolastico alla promozione del benessere. Carocci Roma Cavalli A., (2000) Gli insegnanti nella scuola che cambia. R. Cortina Milano Cattaneo P., (2004) Guida alla professione docente. La Tecnica della Scuola. Catania
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport Sciences: nature, nurture and culture
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventEuropean Congress of Sport Sciences - Oslo
Duration: 24 Jun 200927 Jun 2009


ConferenceEuropean Congress of Sport Sciences


  • P.E.Teachers
  • Physical Education
  • Training needs


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