Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, published an article entitled “The Impact of International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Competency” in the peer-reviewed journal, The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp.17-32.

This study examined the impact an international teaching experience had on pre-service teachers’ identity and cultural competency. A convenient sample of 17 (N=17) college students was used for this study. Data were gathered through participants’ pre- and post-self-reflective papers and two weekly reflective journals completed while abroad.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently presented a paper titled “Instructional Assessment Methods” at the 22nd International Conference on Learning in Madrid, Spain.

As teachers adjust their instruction to diverse students’ learning styles, assessment methods must also be aligned to similar principles if the students’ learning is to be truly measured. Assessment is an integral part of the instructional process. It can provide valuable information to both students and the teachers. Assessments can be a vector to quality corrective instruction, a second chance for struggling students to demonstrate success, and a means to provide a more complex challenge for advance students. Assessments enable teachers to determine what students need along their journey to learning and achievement in school. 

Constantinou's paper discusses the step-by-step process of applying various formative assessment tools for individual, partner, small group and whole class assessments.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently published an article entitled, "Academic Language in Physical Education" in the peer-reviewed journal, Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, (volume 28, number 3, pages 9-17).

The article focuses on defining academic language in physical education and provides a step-by-step approach designed to help preservice and inservice teachers understand and incorporate academic language into their lesson planning. It provides examples of discipline-specific vocabulary, language functions, syntax, and discourse, aiming to clarify ambiguities surrounding language demands as they relate to the field of physical education. Furthermore, teaching strategies and assessment tools that enhance and measure academic language skills are discussed and presented.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently published an article entitled, "Promoting Healthy Competition Using Modified Rules and Sports from Other Cultures" in the peer-reviewed journal, Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, (volume 27, number 4, pages 29-33).

The article looks at the original meaning of competition and how it has evolved to the present day. Constantinou considers ideas for modifying rules and implementing activities from other cultures, which can intensify the benefits of competition while reducing the potential negative effects. 

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Drs. Phoebe Constantinou and Srijana Bajaracharya, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Dr. Susan Baldwin, SUNY Buffalo, published a research paper titled, Perceptions of International Faculty in the United States in The International Journal of Science in Society.

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