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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.

Adventure Education and Physical Education
Adventure education and physical education
Introduction

The concept of impelling people into adventurous situations to achieve educational goals is not a recent phenomenon. It has been argued that the use of adventurous activities for educational purposes can be traced, in Western culture at least, to the works of Plato (Hunt, 1990). In this century the work of Dewey, Hahn, Lewin, Piaget and others have laid the foundations of the modern adventure education movement. The influence of these theorists and practitioners is well documented (see Kolb, 1984; Miles and Priest, 1990; Warren et al., 1995). Adventure education is based on the experiential learning model which combines direct experience with guided reflection and analysis under the supervision of a group instructor/facilitator/teacher. Adventure education is ...

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