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This book is a core text for physical education courses. It deals with enduring themes and contemporary issues in primary and secondary physical education.
In the past, assessment was underplayed or neglected in the training of physical education teachers. Physical education lay, largely, outside of school's formal structures of assessment, and books on assessment completely ignored this area of the school curriculum. With the introduction of the GCSE, Routes of Assessment (ROA) and the National Curriculum, assessment has become an important part of the teaching of PE. This book examines in detail the issues as they affect teachers.
The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum. This book represents the first attempt in nearly thirty years to offer a coherent philosophical defence and conceptualisation of physical education and sport as subjects of educational value, and to provide a philosophically sound justification for their inclusion in the curriculum. The book argues that rather than relegating the body to “un-thinking” learning, a person’s essential being is not confined to their rationality but involves an embodied dimension. It traces the changing conceptions of the body, in philosophy and theology, that have influenced our understanding of physical education and sport, and investigates the important role that embodiment and movement play in learning about, through and in physical education. Physical education is defended as a vital and necessary part of education because the whole person goes to school, not just the mind, but the thinking, feeling and acting facets of a person. It is argued that physical education has the potential to provide a multitude of experiences and opportunities for students to become aware of their embodiment, explore alternative modes of awareness and to develop insights into and new modes of being not available elsewhere in the curriculum, and to influence moral character through the support of a moral community that is committed to that practice. Representing a sophisticated and spirited defence of the educational significance and philosophical value of physical education and sport, this book will be fascinating reading for any advanced student or researcher with an interest in physical education, the philosophy of sport or the philosophy of education.
This book provides an insight into the current situation of PE in schools across Europe as a forerunner to addressing PE related existing and emerging issues in various contexts.
`This book will prove an invaluable resource for students wanting to engage with any or all of the issues covered, and who need to get an authoritative 'quick fix' on particular fields of research. It's thorough, contemporary in its choice of issues and comprehensive in its coverage of them. The author is to be congratulated on making a very thoughtful and important contribution to the literature in PE' - Professor John Evans, Loughborough University, UK. This easy-to-use introduction explores all of the contemporary issues and enduring themes in physical education, focusing on the United Kingdom but incorporating a global dimension. The wide range of topics covered include: o the requirements of National Curriculum Physical Education o the current 'state' of physical education o the relationship between physical education and sport o extra-curricular physical education o lifelong participation in sport and physical activity o assessment and examinations in physical education o social class, gender, ethnicity and inclusion in relation to physical education o teacher training and continuing professional development. This book is an essential read for anyone embarking upon an undergraduate or postgraduate course in physical education.
This book examines factors surrounding the partnership between school-based training and mentoring in Physical Education. Contributors look at all angles of the collaboration between schools and higher education institutions, including: How mentor training programs are planned and the issues involved *Trainees' experiences of school-based training and mentoring *The needs of PE mentors in schools *A full explanation of mentoring Drawing on recent findings and the views of physical education teachers in the UK, Australia and the USA, the editor combines a wealth of information on factors which influence mentorship and the effectiveness of school-based partnership schemes.
Written by senior examiners, Symond Burrows, Michaela Byrne and Sue Young, this AQA A2 Physical Education Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 3: Optimising Performance and Evaluating Contemporary Issues within Sport.This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare for your unit exam: clear guidance on the content of the unit, with topic summaries, knowledge check questions and a quick-reference index examiner's advice throughout, so you will know what to expect in the exam and will be able to demonstrate the skills required exam-style questions, with graded student responses, so you can see clearly what is required to get a better grade
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