Tim Fletcher, PhD

Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Office: WC 280
905 688 5550 x6358

Prior to teaching in universities Tim taught high school health and physical education for five years. Current research focuses on how teachers implement pedagogies that support meaningful experiences for learners in physical education, conducted with Déirdre Ní Chróinín, Doug Gleddie and Stephanie Beni. He is also interested in various forms of practitioner research, co-authoring the text Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport (2018, Routledge), with Ashley Casey, Lee Schaefer, and Doug Gleddie.

  • Pedagogies that promote meaningful physical education and youth sport
  • Professional learning in physical education and coach education
  • Occupational Socialization
  • Self-study of professional practice
  • Board of Directors: Ophea (2019- )
  • Editorial Board Member: Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy (2014- )
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (2016- )
  • Advisory Board Member: Agora para la educación física y el deporte/Agora for Physical Education and Sport (2017- )
  • Editorial Board Member: Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education (2018- )
  • Member: Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d’Education Physique/International Association for
  • Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)
  • Member: PHE Canada/PHE Canada Research Council

Casey, A., Fletcher, T., Schaefer, L., & Gleddie, D. (2018). Practitioner research in physical education and youth sport: Reflecting on practice. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Richards, K. A. R. & Fletcher, T. (2019). Navigating the personal challenges and sociopolitics of doctoral education: A collaborative self-study. Studying Teacher Education, 15, 260-277.

Ní Chróinín, D., Beni, S., Fletcher, T., Griffin, C., & Price, C. (2019). Using meaningful experiences as a vision for physical education teaching and teacher education practice. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 24, 598-614.

Fletcher, T., Ní Chróinín, D, & O’Sullivan, M. (2019). Developing deep understanding of teacher education through accessing and responding to pre-service teacher engagement with their learning. Professional Development in Education, 45, 832-847.

Beni, S., Fletcher, T., & Ní Chróinín, D. (2019). Using features of meaningful experiences to guide primary physical education practice. European Physical Education Review, 25, 599-615.

Beni, S., Ní Chróinín, D., & Fletcher, T. (2019). A focus on the ‘how’ of meaningful physical education. Sport, Education and Society, 24, 624-637.

Fletcher, T., Lorusso, J., & Halas, J. (2018). Redesigning physical education in Canada. In H. A. Lawson (Ed.). Redesigning physical education: An equity agenda in which every child matters. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Fletcher, T., Lodewyk, K., Glover, K., & Albione, S. (2018). Learning to become instructional coaches in health and physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 37, 313-321.

Ní Chróinín, D., Fletcher, T., & Griffin, C. (2018). Exploring pedagogies to promote meaningful participation in primary PE. Physical Education Matters, 13(2), 70-73.

Fletcher, T., Ní Chróinín, D., Price, C., & Francis, N. (2018). Teacher educators’ enactment of pedagogies that prioritise learning about meaningful physical education. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 9, 76-89.

Ní Chróinín, D., Fletcher, T., & O’Sullivan, M. (2018). Pedagogical principles of learning to teach meaningful physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 23, 117-133.

Baker, K. M., & Fletcher, T. (2017). Pre-service teachers learning about and through models-based practice. Teacher Learning and Professional Development, 2, 18-31.

Beni, S., Fletcher, T., & Ní Chróinín, D. (2017). Meaningful experiences in physical education and youth sport: A review of the literature. Quest, 69, 291-312.

Casey, A., & Fletcher, T. (2017). Paying the piper: The costs and consequences of academic advancement. Sport, Education and Society, 22, 105-121.

Fletcher, T., & Casey, A. (2017). “Apprentice wanted to build ivory tower”: Socialization in higher education. In K. A. R. Richards, & K. L. Gaudreault (Eds.). Teacher socialization in physical education: New perspectives. (pp. 212-225). New York, NY: Routledge.

Fletcher, T., Vasily, A., Ní Chróinín, D., Bullock, S. M., & Kosnik, C. (2017). Andy: Blogging with students – Educational visions and digital realities. In A. Casey, V. Goodyear, & K. M. Armour. Digital technologies and learning in physical education: Pedagogical cases. Volume 2. (pp. 104-120). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

  •  Physical Education
  • Games
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Reflective Practice