Physical Education Majors' Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Homework in Physical Education Class


Homework, Physical Education, Physical Education Majors


Many K-12 students are given homework; this can also apply in physical education (PE) classes. Homework in PE can be specific to what the student is doing in their PE class, or students might be given the option of doing an activity of their choice. Research has investigated parents and K-12 students’ opinions and perceptions of homework. This study sought to better understand Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) majors’ perceptions and opinions of homework in PE. It was generally found from qualitative survey questions that PETE majors felt that homework in PE can be beneficial, but that it should be fun with no busy work. Results from this study suggest that PETE majors’ are not particularly sure if they will implement homework in their PE classes upon graduation.

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David O. McKay School of Education


Teacher Education

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Associate Professor

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