Undergraduate Course: Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: An Introduction to 3-14 Physical Education (EDUA08102)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This introductory course, informed by contemporary professional, academic and research literature, helps students develop an understanding of the complex nature of children and adolescents┐ learning in physical education. The course investigates how physical education contributes to children┐s and adolescents┐ broader learning whilst also acting as the foundation for current and lifelong engagement in different forms of physical activity. The course contextualises current PE thinking within a contemporary Scottish context by focussing on students┐ knowledge and understanding of recent preschool and primary school physical education developments in curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning. PEC&P 1 will include a series of school visits and a four week school experience placement in a pre-school and primary school setting.
The major focus of PEC&P 1 is the support of children┐s learning in physical education
across the preschool and primary years. This theme will be addressed by considering:
* Theoretical issues influencing contemporary global and national developments in 3-14 physical education
* Developmental influences on 3-14 physical education, with particular focus on the pre-school and primary years
* Curriculum design principles for 3-14 physical education
* A developmental physical education curriculum framework covering the 3-14 age range, with particular focus on the pre-school and primary years.
* Contemporary pedagogy approaches in 3-14 physical education
* Interdisciplinary and cross sector considerations in 3-14 physical education.
* The role of physical education in children's active lifestyles
* A portfolio approach to professional learning
* Contemporary research findings informing curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning in 3-14 physical education
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 17,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 60,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 144,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assignment 1 (50%)
Students will work in small groups to create and publish a primary physical education
brochure targeted at a specific audience e.g. primary teachers or parents. Each individual student will support this brochure with a 1,500 word essay discussing how the content of the brochure is informed by contemporary thinking about primary physical education.
Assignment 2 (50%)
With reference to key curriculum and pedagogy issues, students will undertake a 1,500 word reflective report on their primary school placement experiences.
The rubric of assessment permits compensation between the to components of assessment providing that 30% is attained in one component.
|No Exam Information
| * Articulate a knowledge and understanding of contemporary discourses influencing physical education developments in Scotland across the 3-14 age range.
* Demonstrate an understanding of key principles underpinning lifelong learning in physical education, with particular reference to the pre-school and primary years.
* Display a detailed understanding of traditional and contemporary approaches to physical education curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning, with particular reference to the preschool and primary years.
* Apply contemporary theories of child development, learning and teaching in physical education through the planning, delivery and evaluation of physical education learning experiences in primary, and possibly pre-school, school settings.
* Work collaboratively with fellow students in various academic and professional contexts
* Demonstrate via their personal professional learning portfolio an awareness of how to integrate theory, research and practice in 3-14 physical education
|Alexander, R.J. (2008) Essays on Pedagogy, London: Routledge|
Armour, K. (Ed) (2011) An Introduction to Sport Pedagogy for Teachers and Coaches. Routledge: London.
Docherty, J. (2007) Physical Education & Development 3-11: A Guide for Teachers; Abingdon, Oxon: David Fulton
Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S. & Parker, M. (2007) Children Moving, (4th Edition), Mountain View, Mayfield Press
Griggs, G (Ed) (2012) An Introduction to Primary Physical Education. Routledge: London.
Haywood, K.M & Getchell, N. (2009) Lifespan Motor Development (5th Edition).
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Hastie, P (Ed). (2011), Sport Education: International Perspectives. Routledge: London
Kirk D., Macdonald, D. & O'Sullivan, M. (Eds.) (2006) Handbook of Physical Education, London: Sage.
Pickup, I. & Price, L. (2007), Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School, London: Continuum
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mrs Wilma Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)51 6002
|Course secretary||Ms Norma Turnbull
Tel: (0131 6)51 6210
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