'Trainee teachers will welcome the concise and reader-friendly format this book offers. Julia Lawrence has taken great care to provide a balanced and relevant overview of the major topics trainee teachers often lack confidence in, when planning and delivering lessons. A particularly useful and welcome feature for trainee teachers is the book's companion website with helpful links to teaching resources. This book provides essential reading for all trainee primary teachers.'
Nigel Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, University of Cumbria.
Physical Education is an important part of the primary curriculum and one that provides unique challenges for those involved with its teaching. Teaching Primary Physical Education provides a concise overview of the knowledge, skills and understanding required for the confident teaching of physical education in primary schools.
This book offers a balanced and comprehensive overview of the subject, covering issues such as safe practice in PE, inclusion, subject leadership and cross-curricular approaches to physical education supported by an accessible theory-informed approach.
Teaching Primary Physical Education is supported by a companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/lawrence, which includes further practical examples of applications, links to relevant literature and teaching resources, offering further student-friendly material for use across different physical disciplines.
This is essential reading for all students studying primary physical education on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching, and also for those on Sports Studies courses with a Primary PE component.
Dr Julia Lawrence is Subject Leader of Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Why Physical Education?
How Pupils Learn and Develop
Approaches to the Teaching of Physical Education
Inclusion in Physical Education
Safe Practice in Physical Education
Developing Motor Competencies
Developing Knowledge, Skills and Understanding Across Areas of Activity
Planning the Learning Experience
Promoting Physical Education Across the Curriculum
Physical Education and the Wider Community
Subject Leadership in Physical Education
Excellent text for helping students at third level understand requirements within the research process
Business and Humanities, Sligo Institute of Technology
This book has been particularly useful for the final year students who choose a theme around physical education. It is comprehensive and inclusive and develops confidence in teaching the subject.
Education , Sunderland University
Useful for the non-specialist as well as the specialist. Great to support the current priority around PE Premium.
POINTED, Canterbury Christ Church University
Very good introduction to primary physical education. The support materials are also excellent.
Dept of Education, University of Limerick
The book meets with my students' needs. Although it develops England PE primary curriculum it covers other important issues. It is also an easy reading book suitable for students that learn the subject through the medium of English, which is their third language. Nevertheless, in this field of work, in the future should be necessary books with more 'international' PE contents suitable for teaching and learning PE in any European context.
Departament of Teaching Music, Arts & Craft and Physical Education, Autonomous University of Barcelona
A vey useful text for those students wishing to enter primary teaching. Content is a good mix of theoretical and practical perspectives.
Physical Education , Edge Hill University
Whilst this book is well written our students require publication that is more indepth. The focus of our programme is perfromance skills and as such the need for indepth study is essential. As a text for a module which is classes as a minor subject I would recommend the text, but not for a major subject.
Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance
A helpful overview of the subject for primary trainees
Institute for Education Policy Research (Stoke), Staffordshire University
A very useful and comprehensive text on an area of the curriculum in which many trainees feel anxiety
School of Education, University of Leicester