Understanding Physical Education
- Ken Green - University of Chester, UK and Inland University of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Innlandet), Norway, University of Chester UK and Hedmark University College, Norway
Physical Education | Sport & Leisure Studies (General) | Tourism Studies
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.
A comprehensive book which has been useful to those final year students who have an interest in PE and who choose the development of the subject for their final year projects.
Has formed part of the reading list for several key modules.
The book offers it's readers the opportunity to explore Phyisical Education at many levels. A book to consider for both PE and coaching modules.
The book gives a great overview of PE and will be very useful for recommended reading.
A great resource for level 3 students embarking on leadership activities and community sports leaders awards in schools and extra curricular sessions.
Can be quite heavy in some places for level 3 students, more case studies and examples would suit this level.
Covers a wide range of topics which the students need to understand in one of their modules.
An excellent book that provides a really useful overview of the major issues in Physical Education. One of the few books to cover policy and practice and the sociological debates in a single text.
This book could be helpful for our undergraduate students when they are studying for modules within the professional strand of our degree programme.
It may also help some of our students when they are exploring ideas for dissertations or writing their dissertations.
The chapters "Assessment and Examinations in Physical Education" and "Health and Physical Education" are very interesting and stimulate "food for thought"
This text includes some very useful chapters that will serve the concerned module very well. I intended to recommend this text to my students as one (of a few) texts for this course.