Beyond the Boundaries of Physical Education

Beyond the Boundaries of Physical Education

Author: Anthony Laker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135701277

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 283

This book sets out to celebrate physical education and sport, and by doing so, encourage the educational establishment to embrace the subject area as a vehicle for the complete development of the individual. In addition, it shows that the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the shallow claims of populous magazines - there are benefits for the individual, the community and for society as a whole. Laker contends that the importance of physical education and sport in many areas of social life has been overlooked at best, and misused at worst. Physical activity has a vast contribution to make, not only as a topic of small talk on a Monday morning, but also to the personal and social development of individuals and possibly to the well-being of the global community as a whole. This book explores the land 'beyond the boundaries of the game.'

Beyond the Boundaries of Physical Education

Beyond the Boundaries of Physical Education

Author: Anthony Laker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135701284

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 929

This book sets out to celebrate physical education and sport, and by doing so, encourage the educational establishment to embrace the subject area as a vehicle for the complete development of the individual. In addition, it shows that the benefits of physical activity far outweigh the shallow claims of populous magazines - there are benefits for the individual, the community and for society as a whole. Laker contends that the importance of physical education and sport in many areas of social life has been overlooked at best, and misused at worst. Physical activity has a vast contribution to make, not only as a topic of small talk on a Monday morning, but also to the personal and social development of individuals and possibly to the well-being of the global community as a whole. This book explores the land 'beyond the boundaries of the game.'

Becoming a Physical Education Teacher

Becoming a Physical Education Teacher

Author: Gary Stidder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317677338

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 746

Teaching physical education is a challenging but rewarding occupation. Finding a way into the profession can be a daunting task while regular changes in government policy can make it hard to stay up to date. This engaging new book explains the process of becoming and being a teacher of secondary school physical education, from the various routes of entry into the profession, to the realities of being a qualified PE teacher, to the ways in which experienced teachers can become teacher educators and nurture the next generation. It combines rich personal accounts of teaching in, and being taught, physical education, with practical advice for trainees, newly qualified teachers and established professionals, with an emphasis throughout on the importance of critical self-reflection. The book begins by exploring the nature and purpose of physical education and examining the historical development of initial teacher training. It examines recent changes in training, policy and curriculum, and offers an overview of the various ways of becoming a PE teacher, including the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and school and employment based routes. The book offers advice on what to expect at interview, meeting the standards for qualifying to teach, and on how to survive the difficult first year as a newly-qualified teacher. It also outlines the challenges and rewards of being a qualified teacher, mentor or curriculum leader, as well as a teacher educator within higher education. Concise, helpful, and filled with sensible insights based on real experiences of teaching physical education, Becoming a Physical Education Teacher is an essential read for anybody considering entering the profession, or for students, trainees, newly qualified or experienced teachers wanting to understand better the process of becoming, and being, a successful PE teacher.

Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School

Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School

Author: Susan Anne Capel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415336368

Category: Education

Page: 364

View: 338

This book focuses on the requirements of student PE teachers in relation to teaching skills and issues covered in PGCE and initial teacher education courses. The new edition of this popular textbook draws together background information about teaching and about PE, basic teaching skills specifically related to physical education and broader knowledge and understanding of issues in the wider context of PE. The book is organized so that each chapter contains text and underpinning theory interspersed with activities that student teachers are asked to undertake either alone, with another student teacher, or with a tutor. This is not a book of teaching tips but promotes critical thinking and reflection to enable student PE teachers to develop into reflective practitioners. Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School is an essential resource for any student teacher undertaking PGCE or school-based initial teacher education to become a teacher of PE in secondary schools.

Mastering Primary Physical Education

Mastering Primary Physical Education

Author: Kristy Howells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474296908

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 155

Mastering Primary Physical Education introduces the primary physical education curriculum and helps trainees and teachers learn how to plan and teach inspiring lessons that make physical education irresistible. Topics covered include: · Current developments in physical education · Physical education as an irresistible activity · Physical education as a practical activity · Skills to develop in physical education · Promoting curiosity · Assessing children in physical education · Practical issues This guide includes examples of children's work, case studies, readings to reflect upon and reflective questions that all help to exemplify what is considered to be best and most innovative practice. The book draws on the experience of four leading professionals in primary physical education, Kristy Howells, Alison Carney, Neil Castle and Rich Little, to provide the essential guide to teaching physical education for all trainee primary teachers.

Physical Education and Development 3–11

Physical Education and Development 3–11

Author: Jonathan Doherty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136767340

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 111

Physical education plays a vital role in children’s development, health and well-being, and is an increasingly important part of the government’s strategy for healthy schools. The role and profile of physical education at primary level continues to grow as awareness of the need to encourage an active lifestyle at an early age increases. This accessible guide to teaching PE within the 3–11 age range will allow all non-specialist primary teachers to approach the subject with confidence, encouraging a better understanding of its role within schools and the special contribution it can make to children’s lives. The book: shows how to guide children’s movement experiences from the Foundation Stage right through to adventurous activities and sports games at the end of Key Stage 2 contains a wealth of practical advice on developmentally appropriate practical ideas supports the PECCSL strategy (PE, School Sport and Club Links) of providing at least 2 hours a week on high quality PE and school sport within schools. Written for all early years and primary students on teacher education courses, this book is also relevant for teachers, HLTAs and other non-PE specialists working with children up to the age of 11.

The Future of Physical Education

The Future of Physical Education

Author: Anthony Laker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134440627

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 187

Anthony Laker leads an outstanding international team of educational theorists in critically examining the theoretical underpinnings of physical education, and in challenging the rhetoric, the practices and the pedagogies that prevail in our schools. There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the value of this subject in schools, particularly around the form that physical education should take. The domination of physical education teaching by the scientific / technical discourses is problemized and it is suggested that this domination limits the potential of the subject to be culturally and contextually relevant to students in schools. This edited collection aims to extend the worldwide academic debate of the future of physical education in schools by challenging the prevailing 'authorised curricula'. Each contributor address a key contemporary issue in physical education bringing different perspectives as they relate to the evolving issues of the subject. They ask important questions about where we intend to take the knowledge we have gained from a legacy of positive research. These chapters tackle critical issues in modernist physical education and suggest how a re-evaluation could contribute to the continuing advancement of the subject for more diverse educational benefits. Laker draws this body of work together in a conclusion that describes a theoretically and pedagogically innovative physical education curriculum for the 21st century. This book is a summary of the current state of research in physical education. It invites debate and discussions in the field and re-conceptualises physical education theory into inclusive practices located in the postmodern school world.

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

Author: Gary Stidder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136478079

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 610

An essential component of good practice in physical education is ensuring inclusivity for all pupils, regardless of need, ability or background. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education fully explores the theoretical and practical issues faced by physical education teachers today. The book amalgamates areas of critical debate within the world of physical education and is structured around the key topics of ability, special educational needs, gender, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity. These issues are discussed in relation to principles of equity, equality of opportunity, pedagogy, differentiation, curriculum planning and cultural awareness. Other chapters explore contemporary themes such as healthism and obesity and values in physical education and policy, whilst a chapter new to this edition demonstrates the importance of reflexivity and critical self-reflection in good inclusive practice. As well as being a perfect introductory text for any course on inclusion or inclusive practice in physical education, the book offers invaluable, practical advice for established professionals, newly qualified teachers and trainees about how to meet equity and inclusion requirements. Examples of good practice are included throughout, as well as guidance on how to implement an inclusive PE curriculum within the school.

Critical Inquiry and Problem Solving in Physical Education

Critical Inquiry and Problem Solving in Physical Education

Author: Lisette Burrows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136496769

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 205

Critical inquiry, critical thinking and problem-solving are key concepts in contemporary physical education. But how do physical educators actually do critical inquiry and critical thinking? Critical Inquiry and Problem-Solving in Physical Education explains the principles and assumptions underpinning these concepts and provides detailed examples of how they can be used in the teaching of physical education for different age groups and in a range of different contexts. Topics covered include: sport education and critical thinking dance as critical inquiry media analysis understanding cultural perspectives student-led research and curriculum reflective coaching practice. The authors are teachers, teacher educators, policymakers and academics. Each shares a commitment to the notion that school students can do more than learn to move in physical education classes.

Understanding Primary Physical Education

Understanding Primary Physical Education

Author: Gerald Griggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134471966

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 808

In order to become a more effective practitioner every teacher needs to have a sound understanding of the theoretical, social and historical context in which their work takes place. Understanding Primary Physical Education goes further than any other textbook in exploring the development of physical education teaching at the primary and elementary level, drawing together important research from across the educational and sociological literature. The book goes beyond everyday teaching practice at an operational level to encourage students, trainee teachers and researchers to develop a critical understanding of policy, process and practice in primary physical education. By rooting everyday documents and everyday issues in a broader, connected educational and developmental landscape, this book challenges casual assumptions and encourages a better, more thoughtful teaching practice. It is an essential companion for any degree level course in primary physical education.

Beyond the Boundaries

Beyond the Boundaries

Author: Douglas Kaufman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897899164

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 175

Beyond the Boundaries draws on the experience of educators from many different content areas, offering new insights into integrative teaching in secondary schools. As the authors look past the traditional approaches of interdisciplinary studies, they envision a transdisciplinary school, where students and teachers view the world from previously hidden perspectives.