Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Physical Education Teacher in Elementary School through Blended Learning

Wasis D Dwiyogo, Puri Selfi Cholifah

Abstract


Increasing awareness of the importance of a better learning in physical education for elementary school students, undoubtedly drives the increasing the professionalism of teacher. In developing and improving teacher’s professionalism, especially for physical education teacher at the elementary school level, it is necessary to improve the quality of professional teacher through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CPD is an effort to increase and develop the professional competence of the knowledge, skills, and attitude of teacher in order to be a lifelong learner and teacher. Teachers have personal responsibility to maintain and develop their competencies and skills to provide a better learning for their students. Positive challenge that appeared is the high flows of digital era that requires the teacher’s awareness in the digital world. Blended learning is the concepts offered in this article to emerge the dimension of CPD that will be able to bring the learning environment which is integrated by ITC environment in order to promote 21st century skills. The ultimate goal emphasized in this conceptual paper that will be discussed is about implementation of blended learning in CPD to improve the professional competence, skills, and attitude for the physical education teacher at the elementary school.

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continuing professional development (CPD), physical education teacher, elementary school, blended learning

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