Exploring Preservice Teachers Attitudes Towards Teaching Physical Education: A Case Study at a Japanese University
Attitudes has been identified as one of the factors that can affect the teaching and learning process either
positively or negatively. Formation of attitudes are determined by the interrelationship between three main aspects which are
behaviour, cognitive as well as affective and can be influence by experiences either good or bad. In this paper, the attitudes
of preservice teachers of a local Japanese University are explored based on their behaviour, cognitive processes and
emotional inclinations towards teaching Physical Education using a case study approach in which both qualitative and
quantitative data were collected. Findings from this research suggests that the preservice teachers are concern about their
readiness to teach Physical Education and are open to professional development. It was discovered that the preservice
teachers value student feedbacks as it encourages good teacher-student relationships.
Keywords: Attitudes, pre-service, Physical Education, teaching, case study.