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Curriculum PE

The beautiful risk of Physical Education

The beautiful risk of education, by Gert Biesta, has been one of the most challenging books I have read to date. To call it ‘conceptually dense’ is an understatement. The book is the culmination of over 10 years or more work from Biesta on developing his philosophy of education. By engaging with other philosophical works […]

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Curriculum PE Management and Leadership

PE Philosophy

This was written for and originally posted on PE Pedagogy.   What is a philosophy? Simply it is our most basic beliefs, concepts and attitudes that we have. Our philosophy has been shaped by the people around us and through our observation of them. It is defined by our experiences, our acquired knowledge and through […]

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Curriculum PE

Physical Literacy: The Philosophy

“Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.” (Whitehead, 2014) In his recent webinar on the UNESCO Guidelines on Quality PE, Dr Dean Dudley made the statement that ‘physical literacy could be a game changer in Physical […]

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Personal Reflection School Sport

Through their eyes

I was going to blog on withdrawal from school sport as a possible sanction, but today something occurred that I have to get off my chest. Saturday morning school sport is one of the most rewarding elements of my job. My U13 team had just finished up the last game of the season and instead […]

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Personal Reflection

What teaching philosophy teaches me: Reductionism

Friday break time is staff briefing time. Yesterday we had a briefing regarding what to do if OFSTED come in this year, which is a big possibility, considering it will be close to 5 years since our last inspection. Everything we should be doing was broken down into minute details, explained to us with clarity […]