This fully updated fifth edition of Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School is a comprehensive, yet accessible guide for all student secondary physical education teachers. Practical and insightful advice is combined with theory and research to support you in developing as a student teacher.
This core text is an ideal guide to support you in developing your knowledge for teaching, your basic teaching skills and your ability to reflect critically on what you are doing and why, enabling you to cope in a range of teaching situations. Including updated material to cover changes in policy and practice, curriculum and assessments, the fifth edition of this essential textbook focuses on:
- Starting and developing your teaching journey
- Planning, teaching and evaluating physical education lessons for effective pupil learning
- Looking beyond your teacher education.
New chapters include
- Essential knowledge bases for teaching physical education
- Guidance on using digital technologies
- Health in the physical education lesson
Written with university and school-based initial teacher education in mind, Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School is an essential source of support and guidance for all student physical education teachers embarking on the challenging journey of developing as an effective teacher.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Tasks
Susan Capel, Joanne Cliffe and Julia Lawrence
Chapter 1 Starting out as a physical education teacher
Susan Capel and Joanne Cliffe
Chapter 2 Aims of physical education
Chapter 3 Knowledge bases for teaching physical education
Chapter 4 Exploring and understanding your own experiences and beliefs as a physical education teacher
Suzie Everley and Michelle Flemons
Chapter 5 Long- and medium-term planning in physical education
Chapter 6 Short-term (lesson) planning in physical education: How planning and evaluation supports effective learning and teaching
Jackie Arthur and Gill Golder
Chapter 7 Lesson organisation and management
Chapter 8 Designing teaching approaches to achieve intended learning outcomes
Richard Blair and Lee C. Beaumont
Chapter 9 Assessment for and of learning in physical education
Angela Newton and Mark Bowler
Chapter 10 Developing and maintaining an effective learning environment
Kerry Whitehouse, Lerverne Barber and Richard Pepperell
Chapter 11 Motivating pupils for learning in physical education
Kevin Morgan, Dan Milton and Julia Longville
Chapter 12 Planning for an inclusive approach to learning and teaching
Philip Vickerman, Barbara Walsh and Julie Money
Chapter 13 Health in Physical Education
Chapter 14 Learner-centred teaching: A physical literacy perspective
Chapter 15 Observation in Physical Education
Maggie Killingbeck and Margaret Whitehead
Chapter 16 Communication in physical education
Chapter 17 Teaching safely and safety in physical education
Chapter 18 Using digital technologies to support learning in physical education
Chapter 19 Accredited qualifications and principles of classroom teaching
Chapter 20 Teacher as a reflexive practitioner/researcher
Chapter 21 Beyond your teacher education
Gill Golder and Julie Stevens
Chapter 22 Physical Literacy: Learning from pupils’ physical literacy journeys
Susan Capel is an Emeritus Professor (Physical Education) at Brunel University, UK.
Joanne Cliffe is Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where she is Programme Lead for the Secondary Physical Education PGDipEd (QTS) and Director for the MA Teaching Studies.
Julia Lawrence was, until recently, Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull, UK.
Praise for previous editions:
'A wealth of advice on generic aspects of teaching and learning in Physical Education …The accessibility of the text, and constant reference to ways of adapting suggestions to different situations, make this book particularly "user-friendly" and suitable for student-teachers in diverse settings' – European Physical Education Review
‘Essential reading for teachers who pride themselves on being "critically reflective"' – Times Educational Supplement
Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.