This new and updated second edition of Debates in Physical Education explores issues physical education teachers encounter in their daily lives. By engaging with both established and contemporary debates, this volume challenges readers to think about and reflect on the relative validity of positions presented in order to develop their own reasoned and personal view in relation to the topics explored.
Divided into four accessible sections, this book investigates and offers fresh insight into topics of central importance in physical education. Chapters include, for example:
- Physical education as a means or as an end in itself;
- Knowledge for physical education;
- The physical education curriculum;
- Assessment in physical education;
- Technology, pedagogy and physical education.
- Physical education beyond schools and teachers.
Designed to stimulate discussion and support readers in their own research, writing and practice, Debates in Physical Education will be a valuable resource for any student or practising teacher engaged in initial teacher education, continuing professional development or Master's level study.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Introduction to the series
Section 1: The evolving context of physical education
Governments and physical education
Physical education and society
Children and young people and physical education
Ian Luke, Sean Macblain and Gill Golder
Physical education – a joined up approach
Susan Capel and Richard Blair
Physical education beyond schools and teachers
Richard Blair and Mark Guildea
Section 2: Education, physical education, knowledge and learning
What is the education in physical education?
Physical education in education – a means or an end in itself?
Knowledge for physical education
Mike Waring and Frank Herold
Physical education knowledge, learning and pedagogy
Richard Blair and Susan Capel
Section 3: Physical education curriculum and policy
Primary school physical education
Mike Jess and Nicola Carse
Secondary school physical education
Mark Bowler, Angela Newton, Saul Keyworth and Joanne McKeown
Assessment in physical education
Curriculum - value and interpretation
Mary O’Sullivan, Antonio Calderón and Brigitte Moody
Section 4: Physical education and pedagogy
Inclusion, pedagogy and physical education
Gary Stidder and Richard Blair
Lifestyle, pedagogy and physical education
Lee Beaumont and Victoria Warburton
Health, pedagogy and physical education
Lorraine Cale, Jo Harris and Oliver Hooper
Sport, pedagogy and physical education
Technology, pedagogy and physical education
Charlotte Kerner and Victoria Goodyear
Professor Susan Capel is Emeritus Professor at Brunel University London, where she was previously Head of School of Sport and Education. She is a past president of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom (now called the Association for Physical Education). Her main research interest is in physical education initial teacher education. She is co-editor of Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School and A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education.
Dr Richard Blair is the programme leader for physical education and youth sport at Brunel University London. His teaching is focused on policy and pedagogy in education, physical education and youth sport. His research interests focus on how teachers, coaches and other adults understand the contexts of physical education, youth sports and physical activity and their role within each of the different settings.