THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Physical Education Perspectives 1 (ED0918)
The Physical Education Perspectives1 course is designed to provide a foundation course for BEd Physical Education students. The course aims to develop the students' understanding of the critical aesthetic, scientific and social discourses informing the professional in action within the context of Education and Physical Education. The course explores the implications for a professional in action. Through research based independent study students are provided with supported opportunities to apply this body of knowledge to their professional context (e.g. Placement; Teaching and Learning; Curriculum 5-14). Professional action presupposes an understanding of varied disciplines of human enquiry and therefore the Physical Education Perspectives course prepares students to draw on a range of understandings in their teaching. The course content, teaching and learning strategies adopted and modes of assessment aim to establish the academic rigour and professional preparation commensurate with a foundation undergraduate Initial Teacher Education programme.
? This course is not available to visiting students.
? Normal year taken : 1st year
? Contact Teaching Time : 4 hour(s) per week for 22 weeks
? Additional Class Information : Semester 1, M 1610-1700, Tu 1310-1450, Tu 1610-1700, Th 1310-1700, F 1500-1550; Semester 2, M 1500-1700
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course students will be able to:-
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the underpinning content knowledge embedded in three forms of systematic and disciplined intellectual enquiry- namely, aesthetic, scientific and socio-cultural perspectives
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the significance of aesthetic, scientific and socio-cultural perspectives for teachers of Physical Education.
Demonstrate a disciplinary enquiry orientation towards issues pertinent to the professional in-action within the broader Physical Education context
Aesthetics - 1500 word assignments based on the students understanding of aesthetic theories and concepts and their significance for professional action. Science - Exercise Physiology; 1.5 hour exam, group poster presentation and a 750 word assignment. Skill Acquisition; 2 hours exam. Social Cultural; 1 hour exam.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Sarah O'Flynn
Miss Shirley Gray
School Website : http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/