Fundamental Motor Skills (FMS) are observable patterns of motor behaviours composed of basic locomotor activities such as running and jumping, manipulative activities such as throwing and catching, and stability activities such as balancing on one foot or walking on a narrow beam (Goodway et al, 2020). The development of FMS is considered important as a … Continue reading How fundamental are fundamental movement skills?
The Equaliser My personal professional development focus this year is to try make my lessons more meaningful. Why? Partly because I believe the comfort and security the modern world provides us often strips meaning from movement and partly because negative experiences of movement at school can shape life style choices later on in life. To better … Continue reading The Equaliser 2
A child's experiences of physical education in the present may influence their movement behaviours in the future. In 2014 the University of Birmingham started the BIG PE Conversation looking at young adults experience of PE and how it impacted on their decision making when it came to physical activity. 1800 people's responses found that 37% … Continue reading Is a ‘pedagogy of meaning’ the answer to negative experiences of PE?
Guiding Principles of Meaningful PE Movement has the potential to enrich human existence and Physical Education can be a site that contributes to this by creating meaningful experiences of movement. Meaningful experiences are those that hold ‘personal significance’ to the learner. PE Teachers who subscribe to the creation of meaningful experiences, are influenced not just … Continue reading Meaningful Experiences in PE: Guiding Principles