Becoming a Physical Education Teacher: Contemporary and Enduring Issues : 9780724803415

Becoming a Physical Education Teacher: Contemporary and Enduring Issues

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Pearson Australia
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Title type
Becoming A Physical Education Teacher is the only current Australian and New Zealand text designed for the Key Learning Area. It offers a contemporary theoretical perspective combined with a strong practical focus.
Market:  Physical Education courses in secondary school curriculum in Australian and New Zealand education schools and faculties.
Table of contents
Part One:
1.       Introduction
2.       Making Sense of Physical Education in the Big Picture
3.       Teachers and Teaching: Images/roles
Part Two:
4.       Teachers' Work
5.       Teachers and Change
6.       Student Teachers of Physical Education
Part Three:
7.       The Secondary School Pupil
8.       Young People's Engagement with Physical Activity and Physical Culture
9.       School Physical Education and Young People
10.    How Do Young People Learn?
Part Four:
11.    The Physical Education Curriculum
12.    Contemporary Curriculum Practice
13.    Curriculum Making
14.    Rethinking Curriculum
Part Five:
15.    Teaching With "L" Plates
16.    Developing a Reflective (Student) Teacher
17.    What's Needed to be a Good Teacher?
Part Six:
18.    Factors Affecting Practice
19.    Teachers Legal Responsibilities
20.    Preparing for the Future
Features & benefits
  • The only current Australian and New Zealand text. It has examples and reference to National Curriculum Statements.
  • Has excellent case studies and vignettes running through the text. These help students situate the study of Physical Education within wider cultural and social debates that influence our understanding of both physical activity and education.
  • The emphasis on becoming a reflective physical education teacher is a core theme that is developed throughout the text.
  • Comprehensive sections on the role and professional development of the teacher, the students as a participant in a school setting and then a physical education setting, the curriculum, teaching practice and strategies and factors affecting practice.
  • Features boxed sections which offer additional information, ideas and scenarios to reflect upon.
Author biography
  • Richard Tinning teaches in the Faculty of Education at Deakin University of Geelong. He is the author several essays and articles and is the Author of Learning to Teach Physical Education.
  • Doune MacDonald is based in the school of Human Movement at the University of Queensland.
  • Jan Wright teaches in the education program at Wollongong University
  • Chris Hickey teaches Physical Education in the Faculty of Education at Deakin Geelong.