1st Edition

Models-based Practice in Physical Education

By Ashley Casey, David Kirk Copyright 2021
    144 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    144 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book offers a comprehensive synthesis of over 40 years of research on models in physical education to suggest Models-based Practice (MbP) as an innovative future approach to physical education. It lays out the ideal conditions for MbP to flourish by situating pedagogical models at the core of physical education programs and allowing space for local agency and the co-construction of practice.

    Starting from the premise that true MbP does not yet exist, the book makes a case for the term "pedagogical model" over alternatives such as curriculum model and instructional model, and explains how learners’ cognitive, social, affective and psychomotor needs should be organised in ways that are distinctive and unique to each model. It examines the core principles underpinning the pedagogical models that make up MbP, including pedagogical models as organising centres for program design and as design specifications for developing local programs. The book also explores how a common structure can be applied to analyse pedagogical models at macro, meso and micro levels of discourse. Having created a language through which to talk about pedagogical models and MbP, the book concludes by identifying the conditions - some existing and some aspirational - under which MbP can prosper in reforming physical education.

    An essential read for academics, doctoral and post-graduate students, and pre-service and in-service teachers, Models-based Practice in Physical Education is a vital point of reference for anyone who is interested in pedagogical models and wants to embrace this potential future of physical education.

    1. Why Models-Based Practice? 2. What is Models-Based Practice? 3. The Practice Architectures of Pedagogical Models 4. A Meso Practice Architectures Perspective of Four Pedagogical Models 5. The Implementation and Reconfiguration of Pedagogical Models at the Micro-Level: From Articulation to Actualisation 6. Reorganising Physical Education Through Pedagogical Models: The Possibility of Mbp 7. What Conditions Need to be in Place for Models-Based Practice to Become a Reality in Physical Education?


    Ashley Casey is Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy at Loughborough University, UK and Series Editor of the Routledge Focus on Sport Pedagogy.

    David Kirk is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde, UK, Honorary Professor of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia and Series Editor of the Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport.

    "Models-based Practice in Physical Education by Ashley Casey and David Kirk offers significant support to start, continue and enhance your knowledge and appreciation of MPB … This book has enhanced my understanding of the overarching theme of models-based practice. It provides opportunities to enrich practitioners in different aspects of their teaching career. Pre-service teachers, academics and acting teachers (already using models in the field or those who want to know more) can all benefit from this book." – Ryan Forwood, Physical Education Matters