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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.

Student Learning within the Didactique Tradition
Student learning within the didactique tradition

Student learning in the didactique tradition is a subarea of the so-called research which has been developed within the perspective of a better knowledge of the functioning of the “didactic system” which links teacher, content knowledge and students in classroom and gymnasium. In the didactique tradition of research the topics include: What is taught and learned? How it is taught and learned? Why it is taught and learned? By whom it is taught and learned? Research on didactics in physical education has focused primarily on teaching and most of the work concerns the analysis of didactic interactions in the aim of enlightening the teacher's role (Amade-Escot, 1999, 2000a). Contrary to didactics of some school ...

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