The Really Useful Physical Education Book
Learning and teaching across the 11-16 age range
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The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers support, guidance and practical ideas for effective, innovative and imaginative physical education lessons. Underpinned by easy-to-understand theory, this second edition is fully updated in line with the National Curriculum for Physical Education at Key Stages 3 and 4 and provides a wide range of high-quality lessons alongside engaging teaching examples and methodologies.
With an emphasis on inclusive physical education, it highlights the ways in which schools can re-design the curriculum to ensure maximum enjoyment for all pupils. Key topics covered include:
• Planning, progression and assessment
• Health and safety issues
• Inclusive track and field athletics
• Adapting activities to support SEND
• Swimming and water-based activities
• Alternative activities including street-surfing and combat sports
• Introducing dance into the curriculum
• Enjoyable gymnastics for physical literacy
• On-site adventurous activities
• Values-based teaching
• Teaching accredited awards
• Using new and emerging technologies
The Really Useful Physical Education Book offers essential advice and inspiration for both trainee and practising teachers responsible for the 11–16 age range. It is a must-read for all those who want to make their lesson inclusive and fun whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle and enthusiasm for lifelong activity.
Table of Contents
Part I 1. Introduction Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes 2. Learning and Teaching Physical Education Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes 3. Health and safety issues in Physical Education Mark Jordan and Amanda Livingstone Part II 4. Learning and Teaching through games activities John Lambert and Tracy Killingley 5. Learning and Teaching through Alternative Activities Jon Binney and Warren Smart 6. Learning and Teaching through Adapted Activities Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes 7. Learning and Teaching through Artistic activities Lucy Pocknell and Fiona Smith 8. Learning and Teaching through Aesethic activities Jon Binney and Debra Barrett 9. Learning and Teaching through Adventurous activities Gary Stidder and Kevin Morton 10. Learning and Teaching through Athletic activities Gary Stidder 11. Learning and Teaching through Aquatic activities Jon Binney 12. Learning and Teaching for health benefits; the use of Aerobic AND Anaerobic Activities? James Wallis, Rob Harley and Floris Pietzsch Part III 13. Values-based Learning and Teaching in Physical Education Graham Spacey 14. Thematic Learning and Teaching in Physical Education Gary Stidder and Sue Perry 15. Learning and Teaching accredited courses in Physical Education Simon Green 16. Learning and Teaching through the use of new and emerging digital technologies in Physical Education Kevin Morton
Gary Stidder is Principal Lecturer and the PGCE, School Direct and Troops to Teachers Route Leader in Physical Education at the University of Brighton, UK. He is the co-founder and deputy director of Football 4 Peace International and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sid Hayes is Principal Lecturer in Physical Education, and Assistant Head of the School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton, UK.