Sport Education Products

  • Re-Designing Youth Sport

    Change the Game

    By John McCarthy, Lou Bergholz, Megan Bartlett

    Many observers have pointed out what is wrong with youth sport: an emphasis on winning at all costs; parental over-involvement; high participation costs that exclude many families; lack of vigorous physical activity; lack of player engagement; and no focus on development. Currently, most attempts…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25 
    Psychology Press

  • Learning in Sports Coaching

    Theory and Application

    Edited by Lee Nelson, Ryan Groom, Paul Potrac

    The facilitation of learning is a central feature of coaches’ and coach educators’ work. Coaching students and practitioners are, as a result, being expected to give increasing levels of thought towards how they might help to develop the knowledge and practical skills of others. Learning in Sports…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19 

  • The Philosophy of Physical Education

    A New Perspective

    By Steven A. Stolz

    The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum. This book represents the first attempt in nearly 30 years to offer a coherent…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Becoming a Sports Coach

    Edited by James Wallis, John Lambert

    A ‘coach’ is more than just somebody who leads in the organisation and delivery of structured sport. The role of a coach goes beyond leadership, requiring an understanding of theories of teaching and learning. To become a coach you must know how people learn. Becoming a Sports Coach aims to…

    Paperback – 2015-11-18

  • Values in Youth Sport and Physical Education

    Edited by Jean Whitehead, Hamish Telfer, John Lambert

    As sport has become more intense, professional and commercialized so have the debates grown about what constitutes acceptable behaviour and fair play, and how to encourage and develop ‘good’ sporting behaviour, particularly in children and young people. This book explores the nature and function of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21

  • Adventure Sports Coaching

    Edited by Matt Berry, Jane Lomax, Chris Hodgson

    Coaching adventure sports is part of the core work of many adventure educators but has been largely neglected in the adventure studies literature. This is the first book to link contemporary sports coaching science with adventure sports practice. It examines the unique set of challenges faced by…

    Paperback – 2015-03-27

  • Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching

    Edited by Richard Light, John Quay, Stephen Harvey, Amanda Mooney

    The teaching of games is a central component of any physical education or youth sport programme. Contemporary Developments in Games Teaching brings together leading international researchers and practitioners in physical education and sports coaching to examine new approaches in games teaching and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Becoming a Physical Education Teacher

    By Gary Stidder

    Teaching physical education is a challenging but rewarding occupation. Finding a way into the profession can be a daunting task while regular changes in government policy can make it hard to stay up to date. This engaging new book explains the process of becoming and being a teacher of secondary…

    Paperback – 2015-02-16

  • Physical Education and Curriculum Study (Routledge Revivals)

    A Critical Introduction

    By David Kirk

    The Curriculum is the focal point for the study of educational practice. It is the area in which individual, group and societal needs and interests meet and is consequently the source of much friction and contention. This book, first published in 1988, introduces students to some of the major…

    Paperback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge Revivals

  • Pedagogies, Physical Culture, and Visual Methods

    Edited by Laura Azzarito, David Kirk

    To understand and more creatively capture the social world, visual methods have increasingly become used by researchers in the social sciences and education. However, despite the rapid development of visual-based knowledge, and despite the obvious links between human movement and visual forms of…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Workplace Learning in Physical Education

    Emerging Teachers’ Stories from the Staffroom and Beyond

    By Tony Rossi, lisahunter, Erin Christensen, Doune Macdonald

    Pre-service and beginning teachers have to negotiate an unfamiliar and often challenging working environment, in both teaching spaces and staff spaces. Workplace Learning in Physical Education explores the workplace of teaching as a site of professional learning. Using stories and narratives from…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Mentoring in Physical Education and Sports Coaching

    Edited by Fiona C. Chambers

    Mentoring is a core element of any successful teacher education or coach education programme, with evidence suggesting that teachers and coaches who are mentored early in their careers are more likely to become effective practitioners. Physical education and sports coaching share important…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15

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