Hello. My name is ImSporticus and I’m a secondary school PE teacher in England and this blog post is for other PE Teachers who are interested in making their physical education lessons more meaningful to the children they teach. Still here? Good, then I will begin. The mystery Every day PE Teachers are trying… Read More Advocating for Meaningful Experiences in 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… Read More Meaningful Experiences in PE: Guiding Principles
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… Read More Competence: Climbing Frames not Ladders
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… Read More Competence: A Debate
Physical activity and motor competency (both perceived and actual) have a reciprocal relationship. That means children with higher levels of perceived and actual motor competence are more likely to engage in further physical activity, which, in turn, may lead to further skill development and increased perceived and actual motor competence. The reverse then is also… Read More How “deliberate” are we being in improving motor competency?
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