This study examined student perceptions of teaching that included cultural activities, with an emphasis on Cook Islands traditional cultural values. Education researchers believe that teaching in a culturally responsive manner can improve student learning and achievement (Akuffo & Hodge, 2008; Kirk, 2004). It was anticipated in this study that students’ perceptions of cultural activities may reveal an emphasis on Cook Islands cultural values and how this contributes to their participation in and enjoyment of physical education. This article explores how Cook Islands cultural values and practices could be utilised in teaching physical education, and how can they be embedded in the curriculum of physical education. A qualitative methodology was used to analyse the results, and findings showed the significance of recognising Cook Islands cultural values in the curriculum of physical education.
|Title of host publication||A Defining Time in Health, Physical Education, Sport & Recreation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 28th ACHPER International Conference|
|Editors||John Quay, Amanda Mooney|
|Place of Publication||South Australia, Australia|
|Publisher||Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference (ACHPER 2013 28th) - Melbourne, Australia, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 27 Nov 2013 → 29 Nov 2013
Conference number: 2013 (28th)
|Conference||Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference (ACHPER 2013 28th)|
|Period||27/11/13 → 29/11/13|
Te Ava, A. (2013). Kia Marama Te Au Tauira Ite 'Aite'anga Ote Au Peu 'UiTupuna: students' perceptions of cultural activities in Physical Education. In J. Quay, & A. Mooney (Eds.), A Defining Time in Health, Physical Education, Sport & Recreation: Proceedings of the 28th ACHPER International Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 171-177). Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).