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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.

The Way to a Teacher's Heart: Narrative Research in Physical Education
The way to a teacher's heart: Narrative research in physical education

When teachers told their stories and responded to others' stories in sustained conversation groups, they came to understand their own practices in new ways. Their participation in these groups led them, many said, to new insights, new restoried knowledge. Many described their experiences in these groups as their most powerful professional development. (Clandinin, 2001, p. viii)

The Story Begins …

This chapter is about a range of research methods that use forms of “story” and “storying” to help teachers (and ultimately pupils) to learn. The genre encompasses research approaches such as life history, biography and autoethnography, and employs mainly qualitative methods. However, all the different approaches ...

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