1st Edition

Physical Education Pedagogies for Health

Edited By Lorraine Cale, Jo Harris Copyright 2023
    142 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    142 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on health within physical education (PE) and specifically on PE pedagogies for health. It gives practitioners and students the knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence to employ effective health pedagogies and practices in their work, and to promote healthy, active lifestyles within their PE curricula.

    Drawing on cutting-edge research, the book highlights key pedagogical issues and debates concerning the delivery of health in PE, and their implications for practice, such as in policy and curriculum development. It explores recent recommendations and developments in PE pedagogies for health which have been shown to enhance, or have the potential to enhance, practice in the area, as well as future opportunities for doing so. It provides practical tools that bridge the gap between research and application, including learning activities and questions that encourage the reader to reflect on their own professional practice and identify actions for developing their own pedagogy, practice and curricula in the area.

    This is essential reading for all PE teachers, coaches working with children or young people, teacher and coach educators, and trainee teachers and coaches.

    1          The Role of Physical Education in Health: Expectations, Challenges and Opportunities

                Jo Harris and Lorraine Cale 

    2          Key Health-related Approaches, Pedagogical Principles and Learning in Physical Education

                Jo Harris and Lorraine Cale 

    3          Fitness Testing as a Debated and Contested PE-for-Health Practice

                Laura Alfrey and Dillon Landi 

    4          An Introduction to New PE-for Health Pedagogies, Approaches and Models

                Paul Sammon, Mark Bowler and Ash Casey 

    5          Health-based Physical Education: A Pedagogical Model in Focus

                Mark Bowler, Paul Sammon and Ash Casey 

    6          The Promoting Active Lifestyles (PAL) Project: An Approach in Focus

                Jo Harris and Lorraine Cale 

    7          The Role of Physical Education and the Physical Education Teacher in a Digital Age

                Victoria A. Goodyear and Kathleen M. Armour 

    8          Physical Education and Health: A Bright Future?

                Mike Jess, Paul McMillan and Nicola Carse


    Lorraine Cale is a Professor in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and the Director of Teacher Education at Loughborough University, UK, as well as Adjunct Professor at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Lorraine’s research centres on the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyles within schools, both within and beyond the curriculum.

    Jo Harris is an Emeritus Professor of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, and former Director of Teacher Education at Loughborough University, UK. Jo’s research focuses on health-related learning in physical education and the promotion of active lifestyles.