Date of Award

12-2010

Degree Name

MS in Kinesiology

Department

Kinesiology

Advisor

Kellie Green-Hall

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to develop a questionnaire that could lend insight to physical educations teachers’ perceptions and use of Mosston's Teaching Styles. The researcher designed a pilot study in which he distributed the questionnaire to six teachers from three Santa Barbara District High Schools. Results show that the six teachers were familiar with all Mosston’s Styles. However, citing circumstances such as class time and class sizes, the participants in this study did not use all of Mosston’s Styles. These results may be useful for physical education teacher educators to help them understand teachers’ knowledge of Mosston’s Styles, and what they can do to help teachers by giving them strategies to help use different teaching styles, despite reasons such as limited time and large class sizes.