My blog series on Learning Domains (4 Learning Domains in PE, Refined and Hierarchy) are easily my most read posts. They also generate the most emails, especially from trainee teachers. Most of the time they are asking whether they can reference it in their essays but there are much better references. In 2010 I was … Continue reading Learning Domains – Referenced
18 months on from my initial post about the different domains of learning in PE and my thinking on them has been refined. I am aware that once you accept a 'theory' and then use it to make decisions it becomes difficult to find fault and challenge it. It can lead to 'theory blindness', … Continue reading 4 domains of learning in Physical Education – Refined
In August last year I wrote about the proposed assessment without levels model that we were going to try within the department. This post is an update. The scoring system in the original post was dropped pretty much immediately as it was felt it was a replication of levels which we wanted to try and … Continue reading Assessment without levels – update
What are the educational outcomes of PE? Is it solely about the physical, or should we have a wider set of learning outcomes for our subject? When I asked other PE teachers to describe their best student there was a range of answers, however the physical outcomes were distinctly missing and this made me worry that … Continue reading The physical and beyond.
During one of my recent departmental PE meetings, we may have moved away from the set agenda. Instead we engaged in an enjoyable but heated discussion about the 'best' students we had in Physical Education. So a few weeks ago I asked the #physed community the same question: To be fair it was a vague and subjective … Continue reading 4 domains of learning in Physical Education
Models Based Approach The curriculum at my school is adapting a multiple models based approach to activities year by year to meet its ultimate aim. That is to ensure that children have the knowledge, understanding, competency and confidence to stay fit and healthy for life beyond school. However PE has the potential to be much … Continue reading A Models Based Approach to PE: Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility
Using Sport Education to develop Leadership and Management Sport Education is an alternative model of delivering Physical Education, which was created by Daryl Sidentop in 1984. The traditional model of delivering Physical Education is through practice of a skill, progression of the skill and then game related practice focusing on the skill. What Sport Education tries … Continue reading A models based approach to PE: Sport Education