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Teaching Physical Education Creatively

1st Edition

By Angela Pickard, Patricia Maude


180 pages | 59 B/W Illus.

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Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities in an innovative and engaging manner.

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 Competence and Physical Literacy

Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities

Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics

Creative lesson 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.

Table of Contents

1. Teaching Physical Education Creatively 2. Physical Competence, Physical Literacy and Creativity 3. Introducing Dance Activities: 4-7 4. Developing Dance: 7-11 5. Introducing Gymnastics Activities: 4-7 6. Developing Gymnastics: 7-11 7. Introducing Games Activities: 4-7 8. Developing Games: 7-11 9. Creative Places: Outdoor and adventurous activities 10. The Creative Practitioner: Planning for creative physical education

About the Authors

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

Patricia Maude is College Tutor at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK.

About the Series

Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series

The Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series offers support and ideas for student and practising teachers, enriching their knowledge, understanding and pedagogic experience in relation to creative teaching and learning. Packed with imaginative ideas and practical suggestions, the books are underpinned by theory and research to help teachers develop more creative approaches to teaching and to successfully engage their students with the subject. Theoretical perspectives from both the particular subject domain and field of creativity are included throughout to widen teachers’ knowledge and increase the contemporary relevance of the texts. The books highlight the importance of developing children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as their attitudes and engagement in learning, while references to relevant research help to inform teachers’ own research and writing for initial teacher training and professional development purposes.

The series complements the textbook Learning to Teach in the Primary School, edited by J. Arthur and T. Cremin, but the books are also able to stand alone. They reflect the evolving nature of subject teaching in the primary school and profile the integration of the core curriculum into a wider, more creative, primary curriculum.

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