Journal of Human Sport and Exercise

The knowledge, continuing education and use of teaching styles in Physical Education teachers

María Fernández-Rivas, María Espada-Mateos



Different teaching styles are essential when giving physical education classes based on the objective of the exercises. Therefore, the goal of this research was to analyze the knowledge, continuing education and used of physical education teachers about these existing styles with reference to school ownership, working experience and age. The research used a sample of 455 physical education teachers, in primary and secondary school. The most relevant results show significant differences between the knowledge of the teaching styles when the teacher begins his or her professional career with ownership (p=.035); regarding teaching experience, it appear relationship between the continuous use of the command style and longer professional experience (p=.000); finally, regarding age (p=.002), indicating that younger and less experienced teachers are those who use traditional style like command style less often.


Physical education; Teaching styles; Age; Teaching experience; Ownership


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