Missy Parker


Contact Details

Senior Lecturer and Course Director of the Professional Master of Education (Physical Education)
Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences
Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
University of Limerick
V94 T9PX
T: +353 61 234674
E: missy.parker@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Missy joined the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department as a Lecturer in 2013.  Prior to joining the faculty at UL, she was a Professor at the University of Northern Colorado.  She was an elementary physical education specialist for five years and until moving to Ireland she continued to teach in programs for underserved youth.  Dr. Parker received her Ph.D. and M.A. from The Ohio State University.  Her undergraduate degree was from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from which she received the 2003 School of Health and Human Performance Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Parker’s scholarly areas of interest include accessing teacher and student voice, the professional learning of teachers and teacher educators, the study of constructivist learning, and the pedagogies that support that learning.  In particular she has combined these interests into the creation, design, implementation, and study of before, after, and during school physical education and physical activity programmes.  Furthermore, her work has focused on the pedagogical conditions necessary to foster independent learning, voice, and student learning in these environments. 



Books

  Year Publication
2013 Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical.
Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S., & Parker, M. (2013) Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical. New York: McGraw-Hill. [Details]
2000 Serving underserved youth through physical activity: Toward a model of university-community collaboration.
Cutforth, N., Hellison, D., Kallusky, J., Martinek, T., Parker, M., & Stiehl, J. (2000) Serving underserved youth through physical activity: Toward a model of university-community collaboration. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Promoting social inclusion and physical activity for students with special educational needs through adventure education'
Tindall, D., Neylon, J., Parker, M., & Tannehill, D. (2017) 'Promoting social inclusion and physical activity for students with special educational needs through adventure education' In: International advances in education: Global initiatives for equity and social justice. Charlotte, NC: Charlotte, NC. [Details]
2017 'Professional development experiences and organizational socialization'
Parker, M., Patton, K., & Tannehill, D. (2017) 'Professional development experiences and organizational socialization' In: New perspectives on teacher socialization in physical education. London: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'Elementary Physical Education Specialist Use of Technology'
Parker, M., Morrison, J., Patton, K., Hinchion, C., Hall, K. & Stellino, M (2017) 'Elementary Physical Education Specialist Use of Technology' In: Pedagogical cases: Digital technologies in youth physical activity, physical education & sport. London: Routledge. [Details]
2017 'CPD: What does the international research evidence tell us about effective and ineffective forms of CPD?'
Parker, M. & Patton, K (2017) 'CPD: What does the international research evidence tell us about effective and ineffective forms of CPD?' In: Routledge handbook of physical education. New York: Routledge. [Details]
2016 'Snapshots: Teacher educator professional learning shaping teacher educator practices'
Parker, M., NíChróinín, D., Coulter, M., Walsh, C., & McFlynn, P. (2016) 'Snapshots: Teacher educator professional learning shaping teacher educator practices' In: Enacting self-study as methodology for professional inquiry. Herstmonceux, UK: Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP). [Details]
2015 'Outdoor education'
Stiehl, J., & Parker, M. (2015) 'Outdoor education' In: Standards based curriculum development. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. [Details]
2015 'Standards based curriculum development'
Parker, M., & Stiehl, J. (2015) 'Standards based curriculum development' In: Teaching personal and social responsibility. Boston: Jones & Bartlett. [Details]
2013 '“Stuff that I Do”: Children’s views of and meanings assigned to physical activity'
Patton, K., & Parker, M. (2013) '“Stuff that I Do”: Children’s views of and meanings assigned to physical activity' In: Physical culture, pedagogies and visual methods. London: Sage. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 'Drawing’ conclusions: Primary school children’s construction of school physical education and physical activity opportunities outside of school'
Parker, M., MacPhail, A., O’Sullivan, M., Ní Chróinín, D., & McEvoy, E. (2017) 'Drawing’ conclusions: Primary school children’s construction of school physical education and physical activity opportunities outside of school'. European Physical Education Review, :1-18 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Signature pedagogies in support of teachers’ professional learning'
Parker, M, Patton, K. & O'Sullivan, M (2016) 'Signature pedagogies in support of teachers’ professional learning'. Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies, [DOI] [Details]
2016 '“I took this picture because…”: Teachers’ depictions and descriptions of change'
Parker, M., Patton, K., & Sinclair, C. (2016) '“I took this picture because…”: Teachers’ depictions and descriptions of change'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 21 :328-346 [Details]
2015 'Understanding motivators and barriers to physical activity'
Patay, M., Patton, K., Parker, M., Fahey, K., & Sinclair, C. (2015) 'Understanding motivators and barriers to physical activity'. The Physical Educator, 72 :496-517 [Details]
2015 '‘I learned more at lunchtime’: Guideposts for reimagining professional development'
Patton, K. & Parker, M. (2015) '‘I learned more at lunchtime’: Guideposts for reimagining professional development'. Journal Of Physical Education, Recreation And Dance, 86 :23-29 [Details]
2015 'Looking across and within: studying ourselves as teacher educators'
Tannehill, D., Parker, M., Tindall, D., Moody, B., & MacPhail, A. (2015) 'Looking across and within: studying ourselves as teacher educators'. Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, [Details]
2014 'Moving from ‘Things to do on Monday’ to student learning: Physical education professional development facilitators’ views of success'
Patton, K., & Parker. M. (2014) 'Moving from ‘Things to do on Monday’ to student learning: Physical education professional development facilitators’ views of success'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Validation and factorial invariance of children’s attraction to physical activity (CAPA) scale in Portugal'
Seabra, A., Malina, R., Parker, M., Seabra, A., Brustad, R., Maia, J., & Fonseca, A. (2014) 'Validation and factorial invariance of children’s attraction to physical activity (CAPA) scale in Portugal'. European Journal of Sport Science, [Details]
2014 'Leading by example: Teacher educators’ professional learning through communities of practice'
MacPhail, A., Patton, K., Parker, M., & Tannehill, D. (2014) 'Leading by example: Teacher educators’ professional learning through communities of practice'. Quest, [Details]
2013 'Confirmatory factor analysis of the children’s attraction to physical activity (CAPA) scale'
Seabra, A., Maia, J., Parker, M., Seabra, A., Brustad, R., & Fonseca, A. (2013) 'Confirmatory factor analysis of the children’s attraction to physical activity (CAPA) scale'. Journal Of Sports Medicine And Physical Fitness, [Details]
2013 'Meaningful learning in professional development: Teaching without telling'
Patton, K., Parker, M., & Pratt, E. (2013) 'Meaningful learning in professional development: Teaching without telling'. Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education, [Details]
2013 'The voice of youth: Atmosphere in positive youth development program'
Ward, S. & Parker, M. (2013) 'The voice of youth: Atmosphere in positive youth development program'. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Mapping the landscape of Irish physical education professional development'
Parker, M., Patton, K., & Tannehill, D. (2012) 'Mapping the landscape of Irish physical education professional development'. Irish Educational Studies Irish Educational Studies, [Details]
2012 'Tennis shoes required: The role of the facilitator in professional development'
Patton, K., Parker, M., & Neutzling, M. (2012) 'Tennis shoes required: The role of the facilitator in professional development'. Research Quarterly For Exercise And Sport, [Details]