1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education

Edited By Gerald Griggs, Kirsten Petrie Copyright 2018
    360 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education goes further than any other book in exploring the specific theoretical and practical components of teaching PE at the primary or elementary school level. As the most comprehensive review of theory, research and practice in primary PE yet published, it represents an essential evidence-based guide for all students, researchers and practitioners working in this area.

    Written by a team of leading international primary PE specialists from academic and practitioner backgrounds, this handbook examines the three discourses that dominate contemporary PE: health, education and sport. With case studies from twelve countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and South Korea, it provides a truly international perspective on key themes and issues such as:

    • primary PE pedagogy, policy and curriculum development
    • assessment and standards
    • child development
    • diversity and inclusion
    • teacher training and professional development.

    Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, this handbook is an invaluable reference for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in primary physical education or any primary teacher training course with a physical education element.

    1. An Introduction to the Handbook of Primary Physical Education

    [Gerald Griggs and Kirsten Petrie]

    Section 1: The Nature and Purpose of the Primary Physical Education Discourse

    2. Primary Physical Education and Health

    [Darren Powell]

    3. Moving Beyond Sport in Primary Physical Education

    [Gavin Ward]

    4. Educational Discourses and Primary Physical Education

    [Gerald Griggs]

    Section 2: Educational Policy and Curriculum

    5. Curriculum Drivers

    [Dawn Penney and Maree DinanThompson]

    6. The Deliverers Debate

    [Richard Blair]

    7. Assessment and Standards

    [Maree DinanThompson and Dawn Penney]

    Section 3: Learning and Learners

    8. Developing the Whole Child in Primary Physical Education

    [Lisette Burrows]

    9. Pre-service Primary Physical Education Teacher Education

    [Niki Tsangaridou and Ermis Kyriakides]

    10. The Primary Class Teacher, Professional Development and Physical Education

    [Mike Jess, Nicola Carse and Jeanne Keay]

    11. Teacher Educators in Primary Physical Education

    [Julia Lawrence]

    12. Diversity and Inclusion

    [Alison Wrench and Robyne Garrett]

    13. Enhancing Practice by Rethinking Practice

    [Kirsten Petrie and Kate Kernaghan]

    14. Significant Factors that Impact on Young Children Negotiating Transition from Primary to Secondary Physical Education

    [Paul Rainer]

    15. Creative Approaches to Primary Physical Education

    [Angela Pickard]

    Section 4: Primary Physical Education in the Global Context

    16. Primary Physical Education in England

    [Helen Ives]

    17. Primary Physical Education in Scotland

    [Nicky Carse, Mike Jess and Jeanne Keay]

    18. Primary Physical Education in Global Context: Republic of Ireland/Éire

    [Dierdre Ni Chronin]

    19. Primary Physical Education in Wales

    [Nalda Wainwright and Heddwen Davies]

    20. Primary Physical Education in South Korea

    [Okseon Lee]

    21. Elementary Physical Education in the United States

    [Melissa Parker and Kevin Patton]

    22. Primary Physical Education in Global Context: Australia

    [Maree DinanThompson]

    23. Primary Physical Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand

    [Kirsten Petrie and Denise Atkins]

    24. Primary Physical Education in Spain

    [Luis M. García-.López and David Gutiérrez]

    25. Primary Physical Education in Cyprus

    [Ermis Kyriakides and Niki Tsangaridou]

    26. Primary Physical Education in Norway

    [Laura Suominen, Gunn Engelsrud, Vegard Fusche Moe and Petter Erik Leirhaug]

    27. Primary Physical Education in Global Context: The Chilean Case

    [Alberto Moreno-Doña]

    28. Where to from Here?

    [Kirsten Petrie and Gerald Griggs]


    Gerald Griggs is Head of Academics at UCFB Etihad Campus, UK. Gerald has been passionate about primary physical education for over two decades, originally training as a primary teacher with a specialism in physical education, before teaching in primary schools across the UK. Since moving into higher education, he has published and presented widely on primary physical education and the sociology of sport.

    Kirsten Petrie is Senior Lecturer in physical education, sports studies and teacher education at The University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand. Kirsten has published and presented increasingly widely on health and physical education in primary schools on matters relating to teacher development, curriculum and policy and the impact of external providers. Her research demonstrates a commitment to innovative and collaborative research with colleagues in university and school settings, with a view to actively changing policy and practice.