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ERIC Number: EJ951805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1837-7122
Curriculum Liquefaction (Shifting Sands) in Senior School Physical Education in New Zealand: Critical Pedagogical Approaches and Dilemmas
Bowes, Margot; Bruce, Judy
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, v2 n3-4 p17-33 2011
This article explores the ongoing evolution of a critical approach to teaching physical education in senior school physical education (SSPE) within a New Zealand context. The nature and development of SSPE is briefly discussed in order to contextualise a shift toward a critical pedagogy in light of recent curriculum changes that focus on socio-critical perspectives within health and physical education (HPE). The adoption of critical pedagogy within SSPE is critiqued through the presentation of a range of critical pedagogical approaches, and through an exploration of the limitations inherent within such an approach. The possibility of a postcritical pedagogy for SSPE in 21st century Aotearoa/New Zealand is introduced in response to traditional critical pedagogical limitations. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand