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, highlighted in a recent co-edited text Meaningful Physical Education: An Approach to Guide Teaching and Learning (2021, Routledge) with Déirdre  Chróinín, Doug Gleddie and Stephanie Beni. He is also interested in various forms of practitioner research, particularly using self-study methodology. 

  • 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)
  • Chair, PHE Canada Research Council

Fletcher, T., Ní Chróinín, D., Gleddie, D., & Beni, S. (Eds.) (2021). Meaningful physical education: An approach to guide teaching and learning. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Filho, R. A. C., Beni, S., Aubin, A.-S., Iaochite, R. T., Fletcher, T., & Borges, C. (2022). Types of collaborative continuous professional development in physical education: A dialogue. Movimento, 28, e28064, 19pp.

Beni, S., Fletcher, T., & Ní Chróinín, D. (2022). Teachers’ engagement with professional development to support implementation of meaningful physical education. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 41, 570-579.

Fletcher, T. & Ní Chróinín, D. (2022). Pedagogical principles that support the prioritisation of meaningful experiences in physical education: Conceptual and practical considerations. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 27, 455-466.

Beni, S., Fletcher, T., & Ní Chróinín, D. (2022). “It’s not a linear thing; there are a lot of intersecting circles”: Factors influencing teachers’ implementation of Meaningful Physical Education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 117, 103806.

Fletcher, T., & Hordvik, M. (2022). Miscibility in blended modes of PETE practice. Movimento, 28, e28018, 16pp.

Vasily, A., Fletcher, T., Gleddie, D., & Ní Chróinín, D. (2021). An actor-oriented perspective of implementing a pedagogical innovation in a cycling unit. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 40, 652-661.

Hordvik, M., Haugen, A., Engebretsen, B., Møller, L., & Fletcher, T. (2021). A collaborative approach to teaching about models-based practice: Developing coherence in one PETE module. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 26, 433-447.

Beni, S., Ní Chróinín, D. & Fletcher, T. (2021). “It’s how PE should be!” Classroom teachers’ experiences of implementing Meaningful Physical Education. European Physical Education Review, 27, 666-683.

Hordvik, M., Fletcher, T., Haugen, A., Engebretsen, B., & Møller, L. (2021). Using collaborative self-study and rhizomatics to explore the ongoing nature of becoming teacher educators. Teaching and Teacher Education, 101, 103318.

McCaughey, C., & Fletcher, T. (2020). Pre-service teachers’ experiences of learning to teach LGBTQ students in health and physical education. Revue phénEPS/PHEnex Journal, 11(1), 18pp. https://ojs.acadiau.ca/index.php/phenex/article/view/4088

Ní Chróinín, D., Fletcher, T., Jess, M., & Corr, M. (2020). A major review of stakeholders’ perspectives of the purposes of primary physical education. European Physical Education Review, 25, 322-336.

Richards, K. A. R. & Fletcher, T. (2020). Learning to work together: Conceptualizing doctoral education as critical friendship. Sport, Education and Society, 25, 98-110.

Fletcher, T., Ní Chróinín, D., O’Sullivan, M., & Beni, S. (2020). Pre-service teachers articulating their learning about meaningful physical education. European Physical Education Review, 26, 885-902.

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