Tag Archives: communication skills

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 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:



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.

VLOG 9: Technology: some key considerations

This VLOG provides 3 key considerations for technology use by using exergames as an example: (1) Ideal perceptions of the body, (2) learning in multiple domains, (3) learning first.

Articles linked to this VLOG include:

The Guardian Article: “Computer games vs PE: teachers use tech to get students moving” http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/may/06/technology-arch-enemy-physical-activity?CMP=share_btn_tw

Research articles and presentations:

Meckbach, J., Gibbs, B., Almqvist, J., & Quennerstedt, M. 2014. Wii Teach Movement Qualities in Physical Education, Sport Science Review, 5-6, 241-266

Ohman, M., Almqvist, J., Meckbach, J., & Quennerstedt, M. 2014. Competing for ideal bodies: a study of exergames used as teaching aids in schools, Critical Public Health, 24(2), 196-209

Gibbs, B. 2014. How do Wii learn to dance? Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, London.

Should we have a pedagogy of technology: DrAshCasey Slideshare