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Curriculum PE Opinion

Best in Show

Best in Show is a mockumentary that takes a comedic view of dog shows, by following a number of participants and their dogs through a prestigious competition. During the competition judges not only compare dogs to each other, they also judge each dog against the parameters of the idealised version of its breed. In other words, when […]

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Personal Reflection

Identity

17 years a PE Teacher. No longer. It has been a challenging year professionally. An ignorant person is inclined to blame others for their own misfortune. To blame oneself is proof of progress, but the wise person never has to blame another or themselves. I’m often ignorant, though I’m practising daily at becoming more wise. […]

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Curriculum PE School Sport

Digital Video Games Approach: Cricket

As I discussed in my last post a Digital Video Games Approach is not ‘just’ gamification. It is a games based approach, using pedagogical principles, with the main learning outcome being in the cognitive domain, focusing on the developing participants meta-cognitive skills, such as planning, monitoring and evaluating their own learning. Pedagogical Principles of Digital […]

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Curriculum PE

A Digital Video Games Approach is not ‘just’ gamification.

A Digital Video Games Approach is not ‘just’ gamification. Both approaches try to answer the question “How do you get someone to learn something long, hard and complex, and yet enjoy it?” by using video games design as a potential source of inspiration. What are they? Gamification is an approach that applies certain video game […]

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PE Play Book

The PE Play Book – July 2019 Edition

The PE in the title will take on two meanings; Physical Education but also Practice Focused and Evidence Informed. What do I mean by Practice Focused and Evidence Informed? Practice Focused Evidence Informed Purpose of Curriculum Theory and Research Content of Curriculum My own experience of teaching Teaching of Curriculum Subjective Data Reflection on purpose, […]

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Curriculum PE School Sport

Game Sense: Reviews

Game Sense is neither a ‘game-is-the-teacher’ or a ‘roll-out-the-ball-and-play’ approach to teaching (Pill, 2016). It is an explicit guided approach that is driven by four core pedagogical features (Light, 2013): Designing the learning environment Emphasising questioning to generate dialogue Providing opportunities for collaborative formulation of ideas/solutions that have time to be tested and evaluated In […]

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PE Play Book

The PE Play Book – June 2019 Edition

Every month for the last four years I have published the PE Play Book, a monthly round up of blog posts, podcasts, videos and online articles on PE and School Sport that I had read or listened to the previous month. However my reading habits have changed over that time and whilst I still read […]

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Curriculum PE Opinion School Sport

The physically educated person

We want every child to build up their character and resilience by having access to a variety of activities to stretch and challenge themselves. Here are our #5FoundationsForCharacter to help young people think, develop and grow 👇 pic.twitter.com/gHlYxgIyl2 — DfE (@educationgovuk) February 7, 2019 With every government initiative in education there are unforeseen consequences. The […]

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PE Play Book

The PE Play Book – May 2019 Edition

Blogger of the Month Martin Bingisser at Hmmr Media joins a small group who have been blogger of the month more than once.* This month on his website the theme has been ‘The Young Athlete‘ and the content he has shared has been first class, whether discussing Physical education with Greg Thompson, demonstrating how to use games in training, providing an […]

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Curriculum PE

The path to expertise

Last year I wrote a post regarding the development of expertise in teaching PE. I made the case that to become better PE teachers we needed to become more like a fox. Why? Hedgehogs view the world through the lens of a single defining idea; and foxes, draw on a wide variety of experiences and […]