Standards of conceptual framework represent the discipline specific content and skill knowledge. These standards involve:
1. Understanding of Motivation:
A physical education teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behaviour to create a safe learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
2. Understanding of Education Content:
A physical education teacher understands physical education content, disciplinary concepts, and tools of inquiry to the development of a physically educated person. This standard represents the discipline specific content and skill knowledge.
3. Understanding of Communication Behaviour:
A physical education teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, non-verbal, and media communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in physical activity settings.
4 Understanding of Learning Abilities:
A physical education teacher understands how individuals differ in their approaches to learning and creates appropriate instruction adapted to these differences. Through this standard, pre-service teachers demonstrate their ability to plan and implement learning experiences that are sensitive to diverse learners.
5. Understanding of Development Process:
A physical education teacher understands how individuals learn and develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. The focus of this standard is the application of growth and development concepts to specific teaching experiences.
6. Understanding of Management Strategies:
A physical education teacher plans and implements a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physically educated individuals. This standard deals specifically with pedagogical knowledge and application. He understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of learners in physical activity.
7. Understanding of his Own Practice:
A physical education teacher is a reflective practitioner who evaluates the effects of his/her actions on others and seeks opportunities to grow professionally.
8. Understanding of Relationships:
The teacher fosters relationship with colleagues, parents and guardians, and community agencies, to support learner’s growth and well-being. This standard encompasses the pre-service teacher’s opportunities to interact and advocate for physical activity both in school and the larger community.