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Challenges Encountered by Physical Education Teachers in Online Teaching in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic

Volume: 91  ,  Issue: 1 , December    Published Date: 22 December 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 587  ,  Download: 875 , Pages: 157 - 171    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1009111220212595


# Author Name
1 Maricar C. Tegero


Since the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted every aspect of human life, and schools across the country have been closed due to the risk of spreading the virus, online teaching has emerged as a major alternative pedagogical strategy, especially among State Colleges and Universities. This article discusses a study that looked at the challenges encountered by the Physical Education teachers in times of pandemic. A qualitative case study method employing phenomenological procedures to collect and analyze the data was used. The di?culties of operating online physical education classes for the ?rst time included: Methodological Challenges including the Effects of the Delivery of Quality Education, and the Time-Consuming Checking of Outputs; Technical Challenges, resulting from Poor Internet Connection, Online Modalities/Platforms used Concerns, and Online Teaching Distractions; and Personal Health Concerns comprising the Physical Health Issues, Mental Health Issues, and Social Health Issues. The study revealed the Coping Mechanisms of the Physical Education teachers in online teaching that the participants experienced amidst pandemic. To address the identi?ed problems and facilitate the e?cient operation of online Physical Education classes, changes in strategic learning methods are needed to understand online Physical Education characteristics and thereby better communicate the value of Physical Education. Physical Education teachers, through a variety of difficulties and crises, learn to cope with the different challenges encountered and continue to run the class in virtual mode.


  • covid 19
  • online teaching
  • Challenges Encountered
  • Physical Education Teachers