Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future

Callcott, Deborah and Miller, Judith and Wilson-Gahan, Susan ORCID: (2012) Health and physical education: preparing educators for the future. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-107-60817-7


This ambitious text is grounded in the most recent and relevant scholarly research and recommended pedagogy in the Health and Physical Education field. The research complements the authors' long experience in preparing pre-service teachers to work in health and physical education. It considers the role of health and physical education within the wider educational experience and provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical underpinnings and skills required to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population. An enduring theme of the book is a concern for social justice and the health and wellbeing of the whole child in all dimesions of health. For Callcott, Miller and Wilson-Gahan this is no mere theoretical position or politically correct posture. It is instead a genuine desire to facilitate the preparation of teachers who can provide for the education of all children, not merely the motorically competent, surely one of physical education's perennial shortcomings. In publically funded systems of education, all children have a right to become the best they can be in a given curriculum area. This book takes a strongly principled though practical approach to this issue. The result is a textbook written both for the practical immediacies of the present and for the uncertainties of the future.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 01 May 2013 23:39
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2021 05:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical education; health education; assessment in HPE; curriculum; pedagogy; foundations of movement skill; fundamental movement; inclusivity; equity; diversity; develomental coordination disorder; integration; ICT in HPE; health and wellbeing; sports skills
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390111 Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441005 Social theory
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development

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