Constraints Led Approach – Cognitive Dissonance

Over half term I had the pleasure to attend a seminar on Research and Practice Design in Elite and Development Team Games Programmes at Sheffield Hallam University. The three presenters Vanda Correria, Mark O’Sullivan and Danny Newcombe shared their current research and practice which has been influenced by an ecological dynamics framework. Vanda shared her experimental… Read More Constraints Led Approach – Cognitive Dissonance

Goodwill

  Just under three years ago I attended the Wellington College Festival of Education and heard Sir Michael Wilshaw give a speech about reclaiming comprehensives. The speech was to to launch ‘Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport‘, which was an OFSTED report looking into the educational background of those who participate in sports at… Read More Goodwill

Guest Post: Reimagining Physical Education by @jeffjgiles

What is the purpose of Physical Education? What competencies should a student that has journeyed through Physical Education possess? How do you cater for the variety of individuals that are present in your Physical Education class? I believe that one of the primary functions of Physical Education is to develop the students attitude and skills… Read More Guest Post: Reimagining Physical Education by @jeffjgiles

Poles Apart

In Complexity Thinking in PE, Richard Tinning and Anthony Rossi write ‘In the face of messy, unruly, boisterous classes of school children and the expectation to deliver predictable, explicit, educational outcomes, teachers of physical education are likely to reduce complexity and have their pedagogy shaped by more practical contingencies rather than by complexity thinking.‘ They… Read More Poles Apart

What is coaching about?

What is coaching about? I’ve often asked this question both of myself and others. Although the many answers I’ve heard and thought make sense, they just don’t feel right. Transfer of knowledge and skills? Identifying, analysing, and controlling variables that affect performance? Influencing positive behaviour? Helping others achieve their goals? All good answers, but rationalising… Read More What is coaching about?