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Fyall, Glenn – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
This study investigated the beliefs of a cohort of graduating Health and Physical Education (HPE) teachers regarding their understanding of the critically oriented HPE Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand. In this case study research, data were gathered through a survey questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews as the students neared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Health Education
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Bowes, Margot; Bruce, Judy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Physical Education, Critical Theory
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Smith, Wayne – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2011
In his book "Physical Education Futures" (Routledge, London) David Kirk (2010) introduces the notion of the idea of the idea of physical education, which challenges all physical educators to think more deeply and broadly about physical education as a school subject. The notion of the idea of the idea enables a "big picture"…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Critical Theory, Debate, Adoption (Ideas)
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Ovens, Alan – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2010
The launch of New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) brings into question the future of the reforms introduced in the 1999 curriculum, Health and Physical Education in the New Zealand National Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 1999). The aim of this paper is to critique recent physical education curriculum policy in New Zealand and…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change