This book provides students and scholars with a fail-safe guide to the key concepts in the field of Sport & Exercise Science. Intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a sound map of the multi-disciplinary demands of sport related courses including physical and biological sciences, social science and education. The entries use clear definitions, examples, and suggestions for further reading to explore each discipline.



In recent decades, assessment has emerged as one of the most problematic and contested domains within educational arenas in general and in the realm of Physical Education in particular. In the wider world of education, assessment, synonymous with high-stakes examinations, is being used to facilitate selection and demonstrate central administration accountability. This emphasis has brought the concept of assessment and more specifically examinations into disrepute in some quarters. Within the physical education arena itself, the conspicuous incompatibility of some of the assessment arrangements in place with the nature and purpose of physical education has caused unease among physical education researchers and practitioners alike.

For all of these problems, the power of assessment and its potential to positively affect Curriculum and Pedagogy has long been recognised ...

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