ERIC Number: ED252733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Physical Education in Further Education. The Need for a Systematic Approach to Curriculum Development. An FEU Occasional Paper.
Jackson, Elizabeth; And Others
This occasional paper describes the development of physical education (PE) in further education (FE) in Great Britain since 1945, and suggests the need for a more systematic approach to curriculum development in this area. Section I reviews the development of PE in FE and identifies major issues and possible future developments. The document traces the growth of the subject from its original recreative/competitive basis through its specific courses, health education, its service and community roles, vocational preparation, and leisure courses. The complexity of tasks now confronting PE teachers, the paper argues, makes staff development a critical issue. Section II of the paper, by describing a possible approach to curriculum development, is a staff development document for those interested in innovation in this area. Three main categories of PE work are postulated: specialist, servicing/educational, and recreative. The document presents these categories in an operational model of curriculum development and describes the implications and skills arising from the model. Rationale, constraints, provision, and evaluation make up the suggested framework that surrounds the three main categories of work. The paper concludes with the hope that those involved in PE curriculum will find this model a useful introduction. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Models, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Physical Recreation Programs, Postsecondary Education, Recreational Activities, Systems Approach, Systems Development, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain