Sports & Leisure Studies: Physical Education

  • Christianity, Physical Education and Sport in China

    By Huijie Zhang, Fan Hong, Fuhua Huang

    Modern physical education and sport in China are not products of indigenous Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese culture linked strenuous physical activities to low class and status. Modern PE and sport were introduced to China by Western Christian missionaries and directors of the Young Men’s…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

  • Behavior and Group Management in Outdoor Adventure Education: Theory, research and practice book cover

    Behavior and Group Management in Outdoor Adventure Education

    Theory, research and practice

    Edited by Alan Ewert, Curt Davidson

    Outdoor adventure activities are becoming an increasingly popular part of physical education programs. The physical risks of these activities are often foremost in the minds of both instructors and participants, yet it is managing group behavior which can prove to be the most difficult. This is the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge

  • Writing and Publishing Research in Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science

    By Timothy Baghurst, Jason DeFreitas

    Drawing on real-world experience and presented in an informal and accessible manner, Writing and Publishing Research in Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science provides upper-level students and early-career academics with an essential resource to aid in disseminating research and publishing their…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education book cover

    Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education

    Edited by Malcolm Thorburn

    Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education explores how learning and teaching in physical education might be improved and how it might become a meaningful component of young people’s lives. With its in-depth focus on physical education within contemporary schooling, the book…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Girls, Gender and Physical Education: An Activist Approach book cover

    Girls, Gender and Physical Education

    An Activist Approach

    By Kimberly L. Oliver, David Kirk

    In this powerfully argued and progressive study, Kimberly Oliver and David Kirk call for a radical reconstruction of the teaching of physical education for girls. Despite forty years of theorization and practical intervention, girls are still disengaging from physical education, dropping out of…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Researching Embodied Sport: Exploring movement cultures book cover

    Researching Embodied Sport

    Exploring movement cultures

    Edited by Ian Wellard

    Despite a growing interest in the sociology of the body, there has to date been a lack of scholarly work addressing the embodied aspects which form a central part of our understanding and experience of sport and movement cultures. Researching Embodied Sport explores the political, social and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Play book cover

    Philosophical Perspectives on Play

    Edited by Malcolm MacLean, Wendy Russell, Emily Ryall

    Philosophical Perspectives on Play builds on the disciplinary and paradigmatic bridges constructed between the study of philosophy and play in The Philosophy of Play (Routledge, 2013) to develop a richer understanding of the concept and nature of play and its relation to human life and value. Made…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Olympic Education: An international review book cover

    Olympic Education

    An international review

    Edited by Roland Naul, Deanna Binder, Antonin Rychtecky, Ian Culpan

    A fundamental component of the Olympic ideal is the concept of Olympic education. This is the notion that sport can help children and young people develop essential life skills. Olympic Education: An international review is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the diffusion and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17
    Routledge

  • Teaching Overweight Students in Physical Education: Comprehensive Strategies for Inclusion book cover

    Teaching Overweight Students in Physical Education

    Comprehensive Strategies for Inclusion

    By Weidong Li

    Overweight students often suffer negative consequences with regard to low physical ability, skills, and fitness; obesity-related health implications; teasing and exclusion from physical education by their peers; and psychosocial and emotional suffering as a result of weight stigma. Widespread…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Psychology Press

  • Teacher Socialization in Physical Education: New Perspectives book cover

    Teacher Socialization in Physical Education

    New Perspectives

    Edited by K. Andrew R. Richards, Karen Lux Gaudreault

    Socialization is a complex process which has a profound effect on how we experience teaching and learning. The study of teachers’ lives and careers through the lens of occupational socialization theory has a rich history in physical education. However, as the social and political climates…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

  • Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching: Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports book cover

    Positive Pedagogy for Sport Coaching

    Athlete-centred coaching for individual sports

    By Richard Light

    The concept of positive pedagogy has transformed the way we understand learning and coaching in sport. Presenting examples of positive pedagogy in action, this book is the first to apply its basic principles to individual sports such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics and karate. Using the game…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • Learning Technologies and the Body: Integration and Implementation In Formal and Informal Learning Environments book cover

    Learning Technologies and the Body

    Integration and Implementation In Formal and Informal Learning Environments

    Edited by Victor R. Lee

    This volume explores how technology-supported learning environments can incorporate physical activity and interactive experiences in formal education. It presents cutting-edge research and design work on a new generation of "body-centric" technologies such as wearable body sensors, GPS tracking…

    Paperback – 2016-11-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

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