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Physical Education for Learning: A Guide for Secondary Schools

Physical Education for Learning: A Guide for Secondary Schools

by Richard BaileyRichard Bailey


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An up-to-date, authoritative and accessible exploration of the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective teacher of secondary physical education. The central theme of the book is the promotion of learning, and the selection of content has been designed to ensure coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects of effective teaching for learning.

Each chapter includes directed activities encouraging critical and active engagement with the text. 'Learning More' sections direct readers to further sources of guidance, web resources and key texts.

Essential reading for those studying physical education at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847065025
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/04/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Bailey is a writer and theorist on education and sport. A former teacher in both primary and secondary schools and a teacher trainer, he has been Professor at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK, University of Roehampton, UK, and, most recently, University of Birmingham, UK. He has written more than 100 publications, including books, academic and professional articles and journalism. Visit Richard's blog at:

Table of Contents

The EditorThe ContributorsPrefaceForeword by Margaret TalbotPart I: Thinking About Physical Education1. Becoming a Teacher (Lorraine Cale)2. The Practice of Physical Education and the Social Construction of Aims (David Kirk)3. Health-Related Physcial Education (Jo Harris)4. Career-Long Professional Learning for the Professional Physical Education Teacher (Kathy Armour, Kyriaki Makopoulou, Fiona Chambers and Rebecca Duncombe)5. Teaching as Professional Inquiry (Mary O'Sullivan, Deborah Tannehill and Carmel Hinchion)Part II. Teaching for Learning6. Planning for Learning (Tony Macfadyen)7. Teaching Approaches (Andy Wild and Suzanne Everley)8. Assessment for Learning (Andrew Frapwell)9. Models of Pedagogy (Gary Kinchin)10. Using ICT to Enhance Learning in Physical Education (Graham Parton and Matthew Light)11. Teaching for Examination (Jon Spence)12. Working with Partners (Lesley Phillpots)13. Health and Safety for Learning (Peter Whitlam)Part III. Learners and Learning14. Theories of Learning (Rebecca J. Lloyd, Enrique Garcia Bengoechea, Stephen J Smith)15. Inclusive Teaching and Learning (Philip Vickerman)16. Supporting Talented Students in Physical Education (Richard Bailey and David Moreley)17. Listening to Pupils' Voices (Ann Macphail)Useful ResourcesAppendicesA. An Educational Timeline and AutobiographyB. Collage WorkC: Guided Peer Reviews of TeachingD. Community MappingE. Student ShadowF. Teaching Portfolio AssignmentG. Real-World Case StudiesIndex

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