VLOG 18: Health-Based PE in practice

This VLOG explores a model for health enhancing physical activity ‘Health-Based PE’. With guests Mark Bowler and Paul Sammon, this VLOG considers how health can be promoted through physical activity in physical education. Key practices that should be included in lessons are presented and we call for suggestions as to how you are promoting physical activity in your lessons.

Research and Resources:

VLOG 17: https://peandsportvlog.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/vlog-17-should-we-have-a-model-for-health-based-pe/

Haerens et al 2011′: Haerens, L., Kirk, D., Cardon, G. & De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2011) ‘Toward the development of a pedagogical model for health-based physical education. Quest. 63, 321-338.

Metzler, M. (2011). Instructional models for physical education (3rd Edn). Arizona: Holcomb Hathway.

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VLOG 17: Should we have a model for Health-Based PE?

This VLOG explores a pedagogical model focussed around Health. It is a guest VLOG involving Mark Bowler and Paul Sammon, who I am grateful for their contribution. The VLOG discusses the need to address health and what learning goals need to be at the centre of addressing health in physical education.

Research and Resources:
Haerens et al 2011′: Haerens, L., Kirk, D., Cardon, G. & De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2011) ‘Toward the development of a pedagogical model for health-based physical education. Quest. 63, 321-338.

Metzler, M. (2011). Instructional models for physical education (3rd Edn). Arizona: Holcomb Hathway.

For more information contact Mark and Paul
On Twitter: @Health_Based_PE or @PaulSammonPE

VLOG 16: Sport Education: Planning a Unit

This VLOG aims to provide some tips in planning for a Sport Education unit. Its discusses unit planning, lesson materials and resources and team portfolios.

Research and Related Information:

VLOG 14 Sport Education: https://peandsportvlog.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/vlog-14-sport-and-sport-education/

Sinelnikov, O.A. (2013). Using the iPad in a Sport Education Season, JOPERD, 83(1), 39-45

Kinchin, G. (2001). Using team portfolios in a Sport Education Season, JOPERD, 72(2), 41-44

VLOG 15: Back to School

This VLOG provides some re-freshers and some ideas of tasks or activities to support students during pastoral time or in PE as they return back to school. It also highlights the importance of preparing students to leave school and either move onto high school or work/higher education.

Research and Resources in this VLOG:

Kagan online: http://www.kaganonline.com
Kagan book: http://www.kaganonline.com/on_sale/

Paper about transition between middle and high school:
Thurston et al (2011) https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00567815/document

VLOG Summer Break

With it being the summer holidays in the UK I have decided to take a short break during August. Truth be told this also co-incides with a wasp sting to my eye which isn’t a great look for being in front of the camera.

I would, however, like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have viewed, commented and shared my VLOGs this year so far. They are a challenge to do and the positive feedback helps along the way.

In looking forwards and thinking about what VLOGs would be beneficial I would welcome any suggestions for topics on future VLOGs. Please comment below or tweet me if you have any suggestions, as this will certainly help me in creating relevant VLOGs as I return back in September to VLOGGING.

See you soon 🙂

VlOG 14: Sport and Sport Education

Sport plays a major role society and culture and is strongly positioned in national and international policy documents as playing a key role in personal and social wellbeing. This VLOG explores how we can use the Sport Education model to educate young people about sport. For example, aspects that include affiliation to teams, formal competitions (as seen in the UK premier league), culminating events (as seen in the Superbowl), festivity (as seen in the Olympics or through the culture of different sports), and many more of the wider aspects of Sport that involve more than just playing and/or performing.

Resources and information to support this VLOG:

Siedentop, D., Hastie, P.A., Van der Mars, H. (2011). The complete guide to Sport Education. US: Human Kinetics. http://www.humankinetics.com/ProductSearchInside?Login=Done&isbn=9780736098380

Physical Educator.com video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvriuuBuzNY

A models-based approach https://peandsportvlog.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/vlog-11-a-models-based-approach/

Moving Beyond Warm Up Skill Game: https://peandsportvlog.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/vlog-13-tgfu-moving-beyond-warm-up-skill-game/

VLOG 13: TGfU: Moving Beyond Warm Up, Skill, Game

Games are an inherent feature of physical education. This VLOG explores the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) model and (1) why we might need a different approach to teaching games (2) what TGfU is and (3) how it works.

Examples are provided on Action fantasy games and how games can be modified through TGfU.

For further examples and information on TGfU please see:

Examples of modifications to games: http://www.blackcaps.co.nz/uploadGallery/Grassroots/resources/TGfU_RESOURCE_6OCT10.pdf

Video explaining TGfU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yiZlXZ9rd4

Practical guide to TGfU: Mitchell, S.A., Oslin, J.L., & Griffin, L.J. (2006) Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A tactical games approach Human Kinetics: USA

VLOG 12: Cooperative Learning and TGfU: Run the Gauntlet

Should we start a new unit focussed on a different activity? Or how can we progress learning by using another and different pedagogical model. This VLOG explores how connections can be made between models in a curriculum (or program of study) to progress student learning. The example given is of Cooperative Learning and TGfU.

In the VLOG the game ‘Run the Gauntlet’ is shown. This game is an excellent game to not only play and teach but it is a useful game that allows teachers and students to begin to understand how TGfU might work, particularly when it is adapted using the STEP principle: Space, Time, Equipment, People.

Supporting information for this VLOG:

VLOG 10: Student-designed games – https://peandsportvlog.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/vlog-10-student-designed-games/

Run The Gauntlet resource: https://peandsportvlog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/run-the-gauntlet.pdf

VLOG 4: Cooperative Learning: https://peandsportvlog.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/vlog-4-cooperative-learning-in-pe/

Jigsaw resource: https://peandsportvlog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/jigsaw-learning-main-page-001.jpg

Research papers and books informing this VLOG:

Mitchell, S.A., Oslin, J.L., & Griffin, L.J. (2006) Teaching Sport Concepts and Skills: A tactical games approach Human Kinetics: USA

Kirk, D. (2013). Educational value and models-based practice in physical education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 45, 9, 973-986. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00131857.2013.785352

VLOG 11: A models-based approach

You may of heard of models such as Cooperative Learning, Sport Education, Teaching Games for Understanding, and Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility. This VLOG considers the bigger idea surrounding these models, a models-based approach. A models-based approach is a curriculum or program of study organised around these models rather than, for example, activities. What a models-based approach does is it allows physical education to exist in a number of forms and meet the broad ranging learning outcomes of the subject: sport, competition, tactics, social development, etc etc.. My question to you after watching this VLOG is to consider, would you organise your curriculum or program of study around different models, why? and what models would you choose.

Information linked to this VLOG

Kirk, D. (2012). “What Is the Future for Physical Education in the 21st Century?.” In Debates in Physical Education, edited by S. Capel and M. Whitehead, 220–231. London: Routledge.

Metzler, M. (2011). Instructional models for physical education (3rd Edn). Arizona: Holcomb Hathway.

O’Donovan, T. (2011) ‘Models-based practice: structuring teaching and coaching to meet learners’ diverse needs’ In Armour, K. (ed.) Sport Pedagogy: an introduction to coaching and teaching. Essex, UK: Prentice Hall. 325- 337.




Thanks to @DrToniODonovan for letting me adapt some of her diagrams 🙂

VLOG 10: Student Designed Games

This VLOG explores how opportunities can be provided for students create their own games in physical education. With creating and making new games being an activity that is engaged with since a young age, numerous benefits can be gained by including student-designed games into the curriculum. In this VLOG the Cooperative Learning structure of Jigsaw is used as an example of how to structure student-designed games. Indeed, games making isn’t simply a case of giving students equipment and asking them to create a game.

Resources, books and papers this VLOG is based on are:

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Hastie, P. (2010). Student-designed games: strategies for promoting creativity, cooperation, and skill development. Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL.

Casey, A., & Hastie, P. (2011). Students and teacher responses to a unit of student-designed games. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 16(3), 295-312

Casey, A., Hastie, P., & Rovegno, I. (2011). Student learning during a unit of student-designed games. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 16(4), 331-250.

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