A-level Physical Education Conference

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education students attended a one day conference that addressed the teaching of post-16 accredited PE courses.

During the conference students presented a 20 minute session to their peers with respect to an identified topic from the A-level syllabus. Topics included:

  • The Olympic Games – blessing or curse?
  • Bandura’s model of observational learning theory (observational learning)
  • Violence and deviance in sport; Sport, sponsorship and the media
  • Discrimination in sport
  • Sportsmanship, gamesmanship, performance enhancing products – reasons for, consequences of and solutions to the problem of drugs in sport.

PGCE and School Direct PE course leader Dr Gary Stidder said: “The repertoire of skills now required of a contemporary PE teacher is very different. There is an expectation for all newly qualified PE teacher to have an understanding of age 16-18 Physical Education and be able to teach A-level PE in both a practical and theoretical context”

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