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ERIC Number: EJ938641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1357-3322
Physical Education and Physically Active Lives: A Lifelong Approach to Curriculum Development
Penney, Dawn; Jess, Mike
Sport, Education and Society, v9 n2 p269-287 2004
This paper focuses upon the relationship between physical education and interests in enabling more people to establish and maintain "active and healthy lives" from a curriculum development perspective. Twin and inter-linked concepts of "lifelong learning" and "lifelong physical activity" are presented as a conceptual basis for curriculum development in physical education. A multidimensional conceptualisation of physical activity is introduced as a key reference point for rethinking the scope and focus of curricula claiming or aiming to facilitate people's interest and ability to maintain active and healthy lives. It is argued that there is a need for a broadening of the skills, knowledge and understanding encompassed within curricula and for a lifelong curriculum to be acknowledged as the collective responsibility of organisations and individuals within and beyond existing formal education structures. (Contains 4 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)