Teaching Physical Education Creatively
Routledge – 2014 – 168 pages
Teaching Physical Education Creatively provides knowledge and understanding in order to engage creatively with the primary Physical Education curriculum for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It is full of ideas for developing the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities in an innovative and engaging manner.
With an emphasis on developing creative teaching processes by building from children’s curiosity, imagination and need to explore and move, it forges clear links between research and practice, and offers suggestions for developing exciting, engaging new approaches to teaching physical education.
Key topics explored include:
Physical Competence and Physical Literacy
Creative ways to develop the teaching of dance, games, gymnastics and outdoor and adventurous activities
Developing understanding of space, speed and dynamics
Creative lesson planning
Inclusive approaches and aspects of differentiation
Teaching Physical Education Creatively presents the theory and background necessary to develop a comprehensive understanding of creative teaching and children’s learning. Packed with practical guidance and inspiration for lively, enjoyable physical education, it is an invaluable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in initial teacher training, practicing teachers, and undergraduate students of physical education.
1. Teaching Physical Education Creatively 2. Physical Competence, Physical Literacy and Creativity 3. Introducing Dance Activities: 4-7 4. Developing Dance: 7-11 5. Introducing Gymnastics Activities: 4-7 6. Developing Gymnastics: 7-11 7. Introducing Games Activities: 4-7 8. Developing Games: 7-11 9. Creative Places: Outdoor and adventurous activities 10. The Creative Practitioner: Planning for creative physical education
Angela Pickard is Editor in Chief for the Research in Dance Education journal and Programme Director for Dance Education and Dance at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.
Patricia Maude is a college tutor at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK