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Competence: Climbing Frames not Ladders

Ensuring children turn into adults who lead a healthy and active lifestyle is the Gordian Knot that PE teachers have a shared responsibility for solving. Part of the solution involves developing competence, but much of the debate about competence is binary. As explained in my last post, either it is everything, or it is nothing. As PE Teachers […]

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Competence: A Debate

Every week on Twitter I see people engaged in a debate about the importance of ‘competence’ as a key factor in of ensuring lifelong movement. The debate generally involves two competing positions; competence is not a key factor or that a very narrow view of competence is a key factor. I don’t think this is […]

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The Equalizer 

Teaching Physical Education can be pretty complex at times. We can look to try and reduce that complexity through a number of ways; having a clear purpose, building subject knowledge, increasing our range of teaching styles, having a solid lesson plan and knowing our pupils. However in any one class we are teaching we are […]

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Physical Literacy: Motivation

In my previous post I stated that Physical Literacy as an outcome for Physical Education is a concept that I personally think has great potential to shape our provision. However it still requires a lot of work to clarify, understand and place into practice. Margaret Whitehead in her book Physical Literacy. Throughout the life course describes physical […]