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Undergraduate Course: Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy: An Introduction to 3-14 Physical Education (EDUA08102)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( 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 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
* 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
Reading List
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
Additional Information
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Course organiserMrs Wilma Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)51 6002
Course secretaryMs Norma Turnbull
Tel: (0131 6)51 6210
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