The Really Useful Physical Education Book

Learning and Teaching Across the 7–14 Age Range

Edited by Gary Stidder, Sid Hayes

© 2011 – Routledge

216 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415498272
pub: 2010-07-14
Hardback: 9781138126916
pub: 2015-10-12

Comp Exam Copy

About the Book

The Really Useful Physical Education Book provides training and practising teachers with guidance and ideas to teach physical education effectively and imaginatively across the seven to fourteen age range. It is underpinned by easy-to-understand theory and links to the curriculum and presents a wide range of high quality, fun lessons alongside engaging teaching examples and methodologies.

With practical advice to ensure pupils exercise safely and enjoyably, it is a compendium of ideas for learning and teaching a range of activities:

  • games
  • gymnastics
  • dance
  • swimming and water-based activities
  • athletics
  • on-site outdoor and adventurous activities
  • exercise and healthy lifestyles
  • thematic learning and teaching through physical education
  • using ICT in physical education.

The Really Useful Physical Education Book is for all secondary school physical education teachers responsible for the new Key Stage 3 (eleven to fourteen age range) curriculum as well as those working with primary and junior schools within school sport partnerships, providing them with ideas and advice to help all pupils participate in and enjoy physical education lessons. Primary and junior school teachers will also find a range of relevant and innovative ideas for making their physical education lessons more appealing and engaging for their pupils at Key Stage 2 (seven to eleven age range).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Sid Hayes, Gary Stidder and Jackie Hannay 2. Learning and Teaching in Physical Education: A guide for teachers and trainees Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes 3. Health and Safety Issues in Physical Education Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes 4. Learning and Teaching through Games Activities John Lambert 5. Learning and Teaching through Gymnastic Activities Jon Binney and Debra Barrett 6. Learning and Teaching through Dance Activities Fiona Smith and Lucy Pocknell 7. Learning and Teaching through On-site Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Gary Stidder and Adrian Haasner 8. Learning and Teaching through Swimming and Water-based Activities James Wallis and Jon Binney 9. Learning and Teaching through Athletic Activities Andy Theodoulides and Sue Keen 10. Learning and Teaching through Fitness and Health Activities James Wallis and Rob Harley 11. Learning and Teaching Citizenship through Physical Education John Lambert and Joanna Gardiner 12. Thematic Learning and Teaching through Physical Education Gary Stidder and Sid Hayes 13. Using ICT to Support Learning and Teaching in Physical Education Gary Stidder

About the Editors

Gary Stidder is Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and PGCE Physical Education course leader at the University of Brighton, UK, as well as the co-founder of the Football4Peace Project in Israel.

Sid Hayes is Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator at the University of Brighton, UK.

About the Series

The Really Useful

The Really Useful

The Really Useful Series offers lively, stimulating and highly practical books, designed to support teachers' subject knowledge and understanding. The books in this series are essential companions for teachers at Key Stages 1 and 2 as well as students on initial teacher training courses.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Physical Education