The Impact of Curriculum Innovations on the Teaching of Physical Education in selected Schools in Mpongwe District
The study will aim at assessing the impact of curriculum innovations on the teaching of Physical Education in selected primary schools in Mpongwe District on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. The teaching of Physical Education has received low status despite curriculum innovations. What then do curriculum innovations address as far the teaching of Physical Education is concerned.
A case study design using the qualitative methodology will be employed to collect and analyse the data. In-depth interviews, Focus Group Discussions, observations and semi-structured questionnaires will be the primary data collection methods while Secondary data collection will involve relevant literature from journal articles, internet, books, and newspapers. The study will involve eight primary schools of Mpongwe District targeting a total of 81 participants.
The collection of research findings and discussion will be guided by Tyler’s model for curriculum designing which aims at determining what educational purposes the school should seek to attain, organised and determine whether the purposes are being attained in curriculum change.
The research findings will be collected and guided by the following research question: what are the school curriculum innovations in Zambia since Independence?, what are the effects of curriculum innovations on the teaching of Physical Education in Mpongwe District? and what is the impact of school curriculum innovations on the teaching of Physical Education in Mpongwe District?
The study will conclude by making recommendations to the schools, districts and the Curriculum Development centre based on the findings from the study on the impact of school curriculum innovations on the teaching of Physical Education.