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Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Edited by Susan Capel, Margaret Whitehead

Routledge – 1997 – 368 pages

Series: Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series

Purchasing Options:

  • Paperback:
    978-0-415-15301-0
    October 2nd 1997
    Out-of-print

Description

There are many teaching skills and issues covered in initial teacher education which student PE teachers must apply to their own subject. However, the complexity of teaching PE can make this difficult to do. This book focuses, therefore, on the requirements of student PE teachers in relation to teaching skills and issues covered in initial teacher education courses.

Throughout the book the theory underpinning those skills and issues is interlinked with tasks which can be undertaken alone, with another student or with a tutor. The book is designed to help student PE teachers to develop teaching skills, knowledge and understanding of the wider context of PE, along with the ability to reflect critically and to develop professional judgement.

Reviews

'This book contains a wealth of advice on generic aspects of teaching and learning in Physical Education … The accessibility of the text, and constant reference to ways of adapting suggestions to different situations, make this book particularly "user-friendly" and suitable for student-teachers in diverse settings.' - European Physical Education Review

'This publication should prove useful to student teachers specialising in physical education and ought to be essential reading for teachers who pride themselves on being "critically reflective" … Up-to-date research supports sound practical advice and there are suggestions for further reading on motivation, learning theory, skills acquisition and subject content.' - Times Educational Supplement

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Description: Edited by Susan Capel, Margaret Whitehead. There are many teaching skills and issues covered in initial teacher education which student PE teachers must apply to their own subject. However, the complexity of teaching PE can make this difficult to do. This book focuses, therefore, on the...
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