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Physical Education is an important part of the primary curriculum and one that provides unique challenges for those involved with its teaching. Teaching Primary Physical Education provides a concise overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding required for the confident teaching of physical education in primary schools.
Author Julia Lawrence offers a balanced and comprehensive overview of the subject, covering issues such as safe practice in PE, inclusion, subject leadership and cross-curricular approaches to physical education supported by an accessible theory-informed approach.
Teaching Primary Physical Education is supported by a companion website http://www.sagepub.co.uk/lawrence, which includes further practical examples of applications, links to relevant literature and teaching resources, offering further student-friendly material for use across different physical disciplines.
This is essential reading for all students studying primary physical education courses including undergraduate, graduate, and employment-based routes into teaching and also for those on Sports Studies courses with a Primary PE component.
Chapter 1: Why Physical Education?
Why Physical Education?
For many of us, our experiences of physical education have shaped the way we feel towards the subject. At times during your schooling, you probably questioned why you had to do the subject at all, especially when it was too cold, raining or too hot! For some of you, it was more about the relevance of the activity. Why was physical education on the curriculum? Why did you have to run the 1500m? These are questions that were asked but ...