School of Sport and Health Sciences

Some of trainees in frontof their presentation

Post 16 Physical Education Conference

Following their recent visit to East Sussex College, 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
  • Sport, Sponsorship and the Media
  • 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 teaching of theoretical components within post-16 physical education courses is an essential requirement and expectation for all new qualified PE teachers.

“They need to have an understanding and also be able to teach A-level PE in both a practical and theoretical context.”

Kerry Burnett • 25/02/2019

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