2nd Edition

Teaching Physical Education Creatively

By Angela Pickard, Patricia Maude Copyright 2021
    210 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    210 Pages 63 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    This fully updated second edition of Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding for students, trainee and qualified teachers, to engage creatively in teaching primary Physical Education. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and ways of using outdoor spaces for activities in an innovative and engaging manner. There is also a chapter to support creative practitioner to plan for creative Physical Education.

    With an emphasis on developing creative teaching processes by building from children’s curiosity, imagination and need to explore and move, it forges clear links between research and practice, and offers suggestions for developing exciting, engaging new approaches to teaching Physical Education.

    Key topics explored include:

    • Physical Education and creativity
    • Building physical competence and physical literacy
    • Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and ways of using outdoor spaces for activities
    • Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics
    • Creative planning
    • Inclusive approaches and aspects of differentiation

    Teaching Physical Education Creatively presents the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching and children’s learning. Packed with practical guidance and inspiration for lively, enjoyable Physical Education, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practicing teachers, and undergraduate students of Physical Education and dance.

    Chapter 1 Teaching Physical Education creatively

    Chapter 2 Physical competence, physical literacy and creativity

    Chapter 3 Introducing dance

    Chapter 4 Developing dance

    Chapter 5 Introducing gymnastics

    Chapter 6 Developing gymnastics

    Chapter 7 Introducing games

    Chapter 8 Developing games

    Chapter 9 Creative spaces and places

    Chapter 10 The creative practitioner: planning for creative Physical Education


    Angela Pickard is a Reader in Dance Education and Editor in Chief for the Research in Dance Education journal at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

    Patricia Maude (MBE) is an Emeritus Fellow of Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK and a member of the International Physical Literacy Association and the Association for Physical Education.