1st Edition

Flipped Learning in Physical Education Opportunities and Applications

    133 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    133 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This is the first book to introduce flipped learning in the context of physical education. It is a timely exploration of pedagogical approaches that draw on digital technologies that can allow learning online and at a distance to support important learning time for physical activity.

    The book discusses the role of online and digital technology in education, and physical education more specifically, and examines the key features that define flipped learning, its boundaries, and its format. Drawing on modern learning theories, the book explains why educators and practitioners may choose to use flipped learning and how the approach can improve physical activity opportunities. It also considers the challenges and the guiding principles involved in implementing flipped learning in different countries, cultures, and contexts.

    Full of practical guidance, and drawing on cutting-edge research, this book is invaluable reading for all students, researchers, pre-service and in-service teachers, and coaches working in physical education or youth sport.

    1. Introduction to Flipped Learning in Physical Education

    Part I: Opportunities in Flipped Learning in Physical Education

    2. ‘Global’ Physical Education

    3. Flipped Learning in (Physical) Education

    4. Flipped Learning and Physical Activity

    5. Flipped Learning and Learning

    6. Flipped Learning and Motivation

    Part II: Applications of Flipped Learning in Physical Education

    7. When Flipped Learning Ambition Meets Physical Education Tradition

    8. Guiding Principles for Flipped Learning in a Variety of Contexts

    9. How Do I Start with Flipped Learning in Physical Education, and Where Could It Lead?

    10. Towards a Definition of Flipped Learning in Physical Education: Summary and Concluding Thoughts


    Ove Østerlie is an Associate Professor in physical education in the department of art, physical education and sports at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, where he teaches, and researches physical education. His research is focused on the implementation of digital tools in physical education, and research on students with concentration difficulties.

    Chad Killian is an independent researcher. His primary interests relate to studying the use and efficacy of digital instruction in physical education. He seeks to understand the extent to which technology-based approaches to teaching and learning can expand quality physical education and promote positive outcomes in physical education environments.

    Julia Sargent is a Lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. Her work focuses on the use of technologies for teaching and learning, the exploration of physical education and pedagogy in higher education.