In recent decades physical education has moved from the margins, redefining itself as an academic subject. An important component of this transformation has been the introduction of high-stakes examinations at key points in a student’s school career and the emergence of ‘examination physical education’ as the dominant paradigm in many educational systems around the world.
This book is the first to explore the growing international literature on examination physical education and draw on research to extend the political, academic and professional debates around the subject to explore its limitations and possibilities. Addressing key topics such as curriculum development, assessment methods, and teacher education, it seeks to assess how our existing knowledge of examination physical education can be best translated into pedagogical practice in the classroom. Complementing other texts in the Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport Series, it makes an original and informed contribution to current discussions of physical education.
Examination Physical Education: Policy, Practice and Possibilities is important reading for any student, researcher or teacher educator with an interest in physical education, sports pedagogy and education policy.
Part I: Introduction to Examination Physical Education: Policy, Practice and Possibilities
1. Foundations for investigating policy, practice and possibilities
2. Key concepts of examination and senior secondary physical education
Part II: Policy and Practices in Examination Physical Education
3. Curriculum development in examination and senior secondary physical education
4. Pedagogical practices in examination physical education
5. Assessment in examination and senior secondary physical education
Part III: Possibilities for Examination Physical Education
Preface to Chapters 6, 7 and 8
6. Curriculum possibilities in examination and senior secondary physical education
7. Pedagogical possibilities in examination and senior secondary physical education
8. Assessment possibilities in examination and senior secondary physical education
Part IV: Policy, Practice and Possibilities: Future Directions?
9. PETE, professional learning and examination and senior secondary physical education
The Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in physical education, sport, and active leisure for young people across school, club and recreational settings. The series presents the work of the best well-established and emerging scholars from around the world, offering a truly international perspective on policy and practice. It aims to enhance our understanding of key challenges, to inform academic debate, and to have a high impact on both policy and practice, and is thus an essential resource for all serious students of physical education and youth sport.