This week on Twitter I asked the following question: Would the explicit teaching and automaticity of basic movement patterns then allow for the implicit learning of complex sports skills? — Sporticus (@ImSporticus) April 27, 2016 The responses have been varied, deep and complex giving me much to think upon, especially with curriculum design and content.… Read More The child as an agent of movement
Essentially I believe Physical Education to be about the learning of movement and all things associated with movement. For that learning to occur I believe we need to help students find the value in movement rather than just the fun in it. This post is an attempt to clarify my thinking behind why I favour… Read More Where is the value in fun?
In August last year I wrote about the proposed assessment without levels model that we were going to try within the department. This post is an update. The scoring system in the original post was dropped pretty much immediately as it was felt it was a replication of levels which we wanted to try and… Read More Assessment without levels – update
The communication we use as a PE Teachers or sports coaches can shape the behaviour of our students. Our four main methods of communication within PE are instruction, feedback, questions and silence. They all have their uses and contexts, but silence is a powerful and underused tool, one I have been trying to better understand… Read More Intuition through silence
What are the educational outcomes of PE? Is it solely about the physical, or should we have a wider set of learning outcomes for our subject? When I asked other PE teachers to describe their best student there was a range of answers, however the physical outcomes were distinctly missing and this made me worry that… Read More The physical and beyond.
Welcome to the March 2016 Edition of the PE Playbook. The PE Playbook is a review of blog posts over the past month that are specific to Physical Education or Youth Sport. Its about bringing these blog posts into a format that is easy to find, use and share. Hopefully this will result in more PE Teachers… Read More The PE Playbook – March 2016 Edition