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What is the condition of the field of Physical Education? How is it adapted to the rise of kinesiology, sport and exercise science and human movement studies over the last thirty years? This Handbook provides an authoritative critical overview of the field and identifies future challenges and directions. The Handbook is divided in to six sections: Perspectives and Paradigms in Physical Education Research; Cross-disciplinary Contributions to Research Philosophy; Learning in Physical Education; Teaching Styles and Inclusive Pedagogies; Physical Education Curriculum; and Difference and Diversity in Physical Education.

Learners and Learning in Physical Education
Learners and learning in physical education
Introduction to Section III

According to Rink (1999), few theories of teaching have been informed, explicitly at least, by theories of how individuals learn. This is an insightful observation and, in some respects, a surprising one. Given the long history of research on teaching in physical education and in other subject areas, it might be reasonable to expect a theory of teaching to contain a concept of learning since progress in learning appears to be the obvious, even if often unstated, objective of teaching. While Rink does not attempt to prescribe which theory or theories of learning should inform teaching, she does make a strong case that in any theory of teaching there should ...

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