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Title: 
An exploratory study of the impact of systems thinking on physical education student teachers
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Issue Date: 
Dec-1999
Citation: 
Haslam, I. (1999). An exploratory study of the impact of systems thinking on physical education student teachers. In S. P. Loo (Ed.), Proceeds of the MERA-ERA Joint conference 1999: Educational Challenges in the New Millennium (pp. 528-535). Malacca, Malaysia.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of an electronic mindtool (Jonassen,
1996) in teaching physical education student teachers to think. A comment on the historical
roots of knowledge instruction and knowledge construction (Ammentorp, 1996) will be
followed by an explanation of systems thinking (Richmond, 1994). Experimental units of
instruction using systems thinking software were established in the computer applications and
sport management information systems modules in the School of Physical Education. Results
suggested that systems thinking provoked deeper levels of understanding of the problem of
fitness development in Singapore schools, increased curiosity about the subject, significantly
greater research work and appeared more enjoyable than traditional methods of problem
solving.
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This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the MERA-ERA Joint Conference held at Malacca, Malaysia from 1-3 December 1999
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