A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School is written for all student teachers on university and school-based initial teacher education courses. It offers a wealth of tried and tested strategies together with practical activities and materials to support both your teaching and your pupils’ learning. It is designed for you to dip in and out of, to enable you to focus on specific areas of teaching or foci on your course.
This second edition is fully updated with the most recent research and developments in the field and includes brand new chapters. Key topics covered include:
Photocopiable resources offer easy assistance in lesson observation, planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation. An annotated further reading section at the end of each chapter provides advice about selection of the best resources on the web and elsewhere.
Illustrated throughout with examples of existing good practice, this highly practical resource offers valuable support and inspiration to all student teachers as well as those in the early years of their teaching career.
A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School, 2nd edition is a companion to Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, 3rd edition and can be used to reinforce the basic teaching skills covered in that core textbook. The book can also be used equally successfully on its own.
SECTION 1: Knowing your subject 1. The nature of physical education 2. How aims influence teaching 3. Knowing your own views about the subject 4. Developing your curriculum SECTION 2: Planning for pupil learning 5. Long term planning – schemes of work 6. Medium and short term planning – units of work and lesson plans 7. Planning for pupils learning in broader dimensions of the curriculum 1 – citizenship, social, moral, spiritual, cultural and personal development 8. Planning for pupils learning broader dimensions of the curriculum 2 – key skills 9. The use of information and communications technology in PE 10. Planning for the contribution of physical education to cross-curricular activity 11. Safe practice, risk assessment and risk management SECTION 3: Teaching for pupil learning 12. Applying theories of learning to your practice 13. Knowing your learners 14. Creating an effective learning environment 15. Teaching to enable pupils to meet the intended learning outcomes 16. Teaching for promoting positive behaviour 17. Overcoming barriers and maximising the achievement of all pupils
18. Assessing pupils learning 19. Working with others in supporting pupils learning SECTION 4: Your own professional learning 20. Working as a reflective practitioner 21. Undertaking action research
This series of practical workbooks complements and extends the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series. The workbooks, many written by the same authors as the textbooks, focus on practical application and therefore reinforce student-teachers’ understanding and support them in their development as teachers. The practical activities can be undertaken individually, in pairs or as group work. The books have been designed so that student-teachers can write in them and so keep an ongoing record of their work.