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Physical education, youth sport and lifelong participation: the importance of early learning experiences
The PESSCLS strategy for physical education and youth sport in England has received an unprecedented level of funding from the Blair government during its term in office. In this article, it is
The educational benefits claimed for physical education and school sport: an academic review
  • R. Bailey, K. Armour, BERA Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Special
  • Education
  • 17 February 2009
This academic review critically examines the theoretical and empirical bases of claims made for the educational benefits of physical education and school sport (PESS). An historical overview of the
Teaching Games for Understanding and Situated Learning: Rethinking the Bunker-Thorpe Model
Bunker and Thorpe first proposed Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) in 1982 as an alternative to traditional, technique-led approaches to games teaching and learning. Despite interest from
Educational Value and Models-Based Practice in Physical Education
Abstract A models-based approach has been advocated as a means of overcoming the serious limitations of the traditional approach to physical education. One of the difficulties with this approach is
Situated Learning in Physical Education
In this paper we argue that a version of situated learning theory, as one component of a broader constructivist theory of learning in physical education, can be integrated with other forms of social
Physical Education Futures
n this controversial and powerful meditation on physical education, David Kirk argues that a number of different futures are possible. Kirk argues that multi-activity, sport-based forms of physical
Handbook of Physical Education
This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions in Physical Education.
Schooling Bodies: School Practice and Public Discourse, 1880-1950
Drawing extensively on primary source historical material to explore the social construction of children's bodies in Australian and British schools between 1870 and 1950, this book focuses on a
Physical Education, Discourse, and Ideology: Bringing the Hidden Curriculum Into View
The hidden cumculum has served the very useful purpose in educational discourse of alerting educators to the complexity of physical education teaching and learning. However, the ambiguity of the