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ERIC Number: EJ935718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
Making Physical Education a Fairer, Safer and Happier Place: Putting Critical Practices into Action
Garrett, Robyne; Wrench, Alison
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v2 n2 p35-49 2011
In this research a number of approaches were used with pre-service physical education teachers in an attempt to foster inclusive and critical approaches to teaching physical education. Physical experiences, storytelling and lab school were used to highlight the multifaceted processes around students' engagement in physical education and relationship to physical activity. Pre-service physical education teachers were asked to respond to these activities as they developed knowledge around teaching and learning. Findings suggest that the strategies employed allowed insights into the intricate relationships that occur between school, culture and physical activity and worked to develop greater awareness of the variety of "lived" experiences, around physical education. Opportunities to connect theory to practice through lab-school were also found to be useful in developing practices and ways to make physical education a safer and happier place.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia