Exploring Teacher Educators’ Perspectives of Play-Based Learning: A Mixed Method Approach
1.1. Value of Play-Based Learning
1.2. Teacher Professional Development
1.3. Understanding Teacher Behaviour
1.4. Palestinian Context
1.5. Research Gap
1.6. The Purpose
2. Materials and Methods
2.2. Data Collection
2.3. Data Analysis
3.2. Results of Online Survey
3.3. Results of Semi-Structured Interviews
3.3.1. Physical Capability
3.3.2. Psychological Capability
I’m trying to apply some games for my students, but I don’t have any previous professional development on play-based learning, so I think if I’m trained in play-based learning, my skills will be improved to allow a better application of play-based learning with my students. (X 8)
3.3.3. Social Opportunity
3.3.4. Physical Opportunity
If I need to apply new techniques such as play-based learning, I need strong justifications and a proposed plan to convince the dean of faculty and the head of department about my new practices and to gain their agreement to apply it. (X 2)
3.3.5. Automatic Motivation
3.3.6. Reflective Motivation
Institutional Review Board Statement
Informed Consent Statement
Data Availability Statement
Conflicts of Interest
- What is your field of specialisation and experience in university teaching/teacher education?
- Describe your role in the teacher education program that you are teaching? (philosophy of teaching “or your own concepts/views on teaching and learning”, titles and numbers of courses that you are teaching, since when, provide sample of course descriptions and resources if possible). Which aspects of your teaching do you like it mostly, and you want to keep doing it?
- What kind of teaching and assessment practices are you using mostly in your teaching those courses?
- How did those practices (of teaching) change during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Are you as educator enrolled in any training regarding education? What, with whom? Are you introduced to new educational tools, approaches? Examples?
- What do you want to modify in your future teaching? Or new ideas?
- Have you heard of play-based learning?
- What is your view/opinion of what play-based learning is? Explain in your opinion what do we mean by play-based approaches in teaching and learning?
- Do you ever use it in your practice? Can you provide examples of embedding those (Play-based learning) in your practices in teacher education, if any?
- Have you ever been in trained regrading Play-based learning? If yes, when, with whom, any curricula changes, any influence in application?
- What are the challenges that are related to Play- based learning in teacher education?
- Do your colleagues incorporate play-based strategies? If yes, do you cooperate, exchange knowledge about it?
- What do you think needed to support you in teaching a Play-based teaching?
- How might university-level courses assist student-teachers in enhancing Play-Based learning/teaching practices?
- What support would teacher-educators need to do this?
- What support would student-teachers need?
- Would you be interested/motivated to learn more about play-based learning?
- What do you want to modify (the completely educational process) in case of developing Play-based approach, explain?
- Do you believe that there is value in developing play-based teaching/learning in teacher education programmes the future?
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|Current employment||University (C)||27.8%||10|
|Highest qualification||Bachelor’s degree||0%||0|
|Years lecturing at university||<3 years||2.8%||1|
|More than 10 years||72.2%||26|
|Previous teaching experience||Primary school||52.8%||19|
|Component **||Sub-Component||Mean *||SD|
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Khalil N, Aljanazrah A, Hamed G, Murtagh E. Exploring Teacher Educators’ Perspectives of Play-Based Learning: A Mixed Method Approach. Education Sciences. 2022; 12(2):95. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12020095Chicago/Turabian Style
Khalil, Nibal, Ahmad Aljanazrah, Ghadeer Hamed, and Elaine Murtagh. 2022. "Exploring Teacher Educators’ Perspectives of Play-Based Learning: A Mixed Method Approach" Education Sciences 12, no. 2: 95. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci12020095