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.
Table of Contents
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
Trent D. Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. His work to date has focussed on curriculum and pedagogy in physical education, most particularly in Senior Secondary Physical Education. He was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) in 2014 for his scholarly and professional contribution over the past 20 years
Dawn Penney is a Professorial Research Fellow within the School of Education at Edith Cowan University, Australia, and an Adjunct Professor of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia. Dawn is recognised as a world leader in the policy, practice and curriculum development in Health and Physical Education
"This book provides the ‘what’ and starts the conversations on the ‘how’, and these ‘how’ conversations need to be explored in a collaborative manner with all stakeholders in the physical education community (teachers, pre-service teachers, teacher educators, professional development providers, policy makers). For these reasons, I would highly recommend this book to all of these stakeholders to broaden the thinking (and therefore possibilities) around the enactment of examination physical education (and physical education more broadly)."
Dylan Scanlon, University of Limerick, Ireland