1st Edition

Assessment in Physical Education A Sociocultural Perspective

By Peter Hay, Dawn Penney Copyright 2013
    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    160 Pages
    by Routledge

    Assessment has widely been acknowledged as a central element of institutional education, shaping curriculum and pedagogy in powerful ways and representing a critical reference point in political, professional and public debates about educational achievement and policy directions. Within physical education there remains significant debate regarding the subject knowledge, skills and understandings that should be assessed, in what ways and at what points in students’ education this should occur.

    Divided into three parts, Assessment in Physical Education makes an important contribution to our understanding of the socio-cultural issues associated with assessment in physical education, in terms of its systemic development as well as at the level of pedagogic relations between physical education teachers and their students. It provides readers with an insightful critique and theoretically informed ideas for rethinking assessment policies and practices in physical education.

    This book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers in physical education and youth sport studies, as well as those involved in initial teacher education and teacher professional development.

    Chapter 1. Introduction  Part 1: Developing Assessment ‘Messages’ in Physical Education  Chapter 2. Producing Assessment Messages  Chapter 3. Definitions, Differentiations and Communications of Assessment  Part 2: Enacting Assessment in Physical Education  Chapter 4. Defining, Acquiring and Transacting Ability Through Assessment in Physical Education  Chapter 5. A Sociocultural View of Assessment Validity in Physical Education  Chapter 6. Assessment Literacy in Physical Education  Part 3: Promoting Assessment Efficacy in PE  Chapter 7. Aligning Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment in Physical Education  Chapter 8. Reconceptualising Assessment for Learning in Physical Education  Chapter 9. Assessment Innovations, Transformations and Technologies  Chapter 10. Conclusion


    Peter Hay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia. His work has focused on assessment practices and policies in and beyond the field of physical education and the social construction of abilities in institutional education settings.

    Dawn Penney is Professor of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy in the Department of Sport and Leisure Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Dawn is recognised internationally for her work in policy and curriculum development in Health and Physical Education.

    "In order to obtain quality PE it is essential to be conscious about the role of assessment and this book offers its readers a very useful platform for discussing and elaborating assessment as a pedagogical tool. I strongly recommend the book." – Claes Annerstedt, iddrottsforum.org, Nordic Sport Science Forum