Thematic Teaching and Learning Through Physical Education

Gary Stidder, Sue Perry

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The aim of this chapter is to provide a pedagogical discussion and practical examples as to how physical education may contribute to the teaching and learning of crosscurricular themes and whole-school concepts such as literacy and numeracy from a learner’s and teacher’s perspective. This chapter also highlights ways in which physical education teachers can adopt a process-driven and thematic approach to their teaching where the focus is on the holistic and cognitive development of the pupil. There are many opportunities for teachers to apply knowledge, principles and values to more than one curriculum subject at the same time and which can relate to one central topic or issue. In most cases physical education teachers can organise their units of work and lessons to reflect a particular theme in terms of what pupils will learn from the experience within the unit or lesson. This can enable the transfer of learning and teaching and provide a more relevant physical education curriculum to pupils across Key Stages 3 and 4.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Really Useful Physical Education Book
Subtitle of host publicationTeaching and Learning Across the 14 – 18 age range
Place of PublicationLondon
Pages214 - 230
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781315643335
ISBN (Print)9781138187153
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016


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