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Undergraduate Course: Physical Education Curriculum and Pedagogy 2: The Early Secondary Years (EDUA08104)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course supports students' knowledge and understanding of physical education in the early years of secondary schooling. The course extends the study of curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning discourses introduced in PEC&P 1 through an on-going investigation of contemporary professional, policy, academic and research literature. With a focus on recent policy developments, the course examines traditional and contemporary approaches to physical education curriculum and pedagogy across the early years of secondary schooling in Scotland. In addition, the course supports students' on-going self- regulation of their professional learning efforts in various physical education contexts, particularly through a series of school visits and a six week school experience placement in the early secondary school setting.
Course description The main theme of PEC&P 2 is physical education in the early secondary years. This theme will be addressed by considering the following topics

* Theoretical, conceptual and policy issues influencing contemporary developments in 3-14 physical education, particularly in Scotland
* Developmental influences on 3-14 physical education, with particular focus on the early secondary 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 early secondary years.
* Contemporary pedagogy, interdisciplinary and cross sector approaches to early secondary physical education
* The role of early secondary physical education in the development of active lifestyles
* A self-regulating portfolio approach to professional learning
* Contemporary policy developments and research findings informing curriculum, pedagogy and professional learning in 3-14 physical education, particularly in the early secondary years
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to

* 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
Ovens, A., Hopper, T. & Butler, J. (Eds.) (2012), Complexity Thinking in Physical Education Reframing Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research, Routledge, London
Leach, J & Moon R (2008) The Power of Pedagogy: Sage Publications
Mosston, M. & Ashworth, S. (1994). Teaching Physical Education. Macmillan
Kirk, D., Macdonald, D. & O┐Sullivan, M. (Eds.) (2006) Handbook of Physical London:
Siedentop, D. (1994), Sport Education, Champaign, Ill, Human Kinetics
Siedentop, D. & Tanniehill, D. (2000) Developing Teaching Skills in Physical Education, Mayfield, California
Tinning, R. (2010), The Pedagogy of Human Movement, Routledge, London.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserMr Mike Jess
Tel: (0131) 312 6001x278
Course secretaryMs Norma Turnbull
Tel: (0131 6)51 6210
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