1st Edition

CPD for Teaching and Learning in Physical Education Global Lessons from Singapore

    362 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    362 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drawing on best practice for the continuing professional development (CPD) of practising physical education teachers, this book encourages teachers to reflect on their own practices and how these can be developed as they continue their professional journey to support student learning. The book covers three main themes: improving students’ learning and supporting student progress; the teacher as learner – developing your expertise as a teacher; and supporting professional development – how as a teacher you can lead and own your continuing learning in a sustainable manner.

    Throughout the book, teachers are encouraged not just to reflect on where they are now, but also what changes they INTEND to make to their practice, how they IMPLEMENT those changes and then to review the IMPACT this has had on students’ learning. Each chapter includes tasks embedded within the content to encourage the reader to reflect on how they could apply the new knowledge they are acquiring from reading and engaging with the chapter.

    Written for a global audience, the book brings together examples from the Singapore Physical Education and Sports Teacher Academy (PESTA), which provides CPD to teachers in the high-performing Singaporean system. Offering high quality research and practice, this book is a pivotal resource for physical education teachers undertaking CPD all over the world.

    1. Continuing Professional Development in Physical Education: Doing it Our Way
    Fathul Rahman Kamsani and Melanie Martens
    Section 1: Supporting Student Progress
    2. Continuity and Progression: What Do My Students Need to Know and Understand to Make Progress?
    Karen Low Lai Fong
    3. Knowing Students as Individuals and Understanding Their Needs
    Tan Seck Heong
    4. Learners and Learning in Physical Education: Games-Centred Approaches and Nonlinear Pedagogy
    Tan Wee Keat Clara
    5. Identifying and Developing Students’ Readiness to Learn
    Justin Wakefield and Julia Lawrence
    6. Inclusive Physical Education
    Hui Min Kwok
    7. Assessing Student’s Progress Formatively
    Mabel Yong
    8. Intentionality: The Key to Effective Affective Learning
    Hanif Abdul Rahman
    Section 2: Developing as a Teacher
    9. You as the Teacher: Teacher Identity and How It Relates to Your Philosophy of Teaching
    Teng Tse Sheng
    10. Teaching Approaches
    Benjamin S.J. Tan
    11. Enhancing Physical Education Using Digital Technologies
    Jason Zhuo Gensheng and Goh Ming Ming Kelvin
    12. Being a Reflective Teacher: Using Narrative Inquiry as Professional Development in Physical Education
    Nasrun Bin Mizzy
    Section 3: Organising Continuing Professional Development
    13. Professional Development: What is It and How Can It Work For Me?
    Joanna Phan Swee Lee
    14. Being a Mentor
    Fazlin Jaya Indra
    15. Leading and Managing for Effective Continuing Professional Development in Physical Education
    Mark Chan and Kiran Kumar Gosian
    16. Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Supporting the Delivery of Quality Teaching in Physical Education
    Wendy Koh
    18. And Finally… Would You Like to be Taught By You?
    Hanif Abdul Rahman


    Susan Capel is Emeritus Professor of Physical Education at Brunel University, London, UK.

    Julia Lawrence is Senior Lecturer in Education at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

    Melanie Martens is Academy Principal at the Physical Education and Sports Teacher Academy, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

    Hanif Abdul Rahman is Principal Master Teacher at the Physical Education and Sports Teacher Academy, Ministry of Education, Singapore.

    Each chapter in the book is designed to provide a springboard to help teachers expand their pedagogical skills. They are designed to be used both as independent reading for both teachers and professional development personnel but also as a focus for shared professional development experiences. They will be an invaluable resource for both.

    Dr Judith Rink, Emeritus Professor, University of South Carolina, USA

    Overall, this is an insightful and comprehensive book that suits CPD providers of in-service teacher training and in-service teachers. Although the topics were drawn from Singapore’s educational context, the practices are applicable worldwide as they are guided by good practices globally. Hence, I strongly recommend you have a read!

    Koh Koon Teck, Head, Physical Education & Sports Science, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore