“Why Sport Education?” This was a question I was asked this week by a visitor on work experience. It’s a good question. 10 years ago when a colleague and I brought the model into our curriculum I’m not sure I could have given a proper coherent answer. We were tasked by our line manager to ‘re-engage… Read More Why Sport Education?
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’,… Read More 4 domains of learning in Physical Education – Refined
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… Read More 4 domains of learning in Physical Education
Withdrawing a student from school sport Withdrawing students from school sport as sanction is a contentious issue and one I think requires thorough thought and forward planning. If used wisely and correctly it can have the desired positive outcome, however more often I believe it is used because it is seen as an easy stick… Read More Withdrawal from school sport as a sanction
Today I went back to school to run a pre-season rugby session for students in Year 10 to 13, and as expected I was welcomed by my colleagues to the sound of their laughter. The cause of their merriment isn’t due to the fact I’m partial to growing a good beard over the holidays, but… Read More The Cult of Shorts