Nutrition and sport and exercise

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Teaching memory through physical education

Trainee physical education teachers were shown different ways in which PE lessons can be a platform to develop important cognitive functioning skills such as memory. Experiencing challenges such as throwing, catching, balancing, estimating, memorising and reacting were organised in a circuit of activities with the aim of enhancing memory as a transferable skill amongst pupils…

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Learning more about 16 – 19 Physical Education

Trainee Physical Education teachers learnt more about the 16 – 19 PE curriculum in alternative educational settings during a guest lecture. The speaker was Sarah McAdam who is Further Education Manager at Brighton and Hove Albion FCs Albion in the Community. She spoke to the trainee teachers about the types of accredited courses in sport,…

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Learning more about the North American PE curriculum

Flag football and POP Lacrosse are widely taught in schools in North America as part of the formal physical education curriculum. Both team games follow the same principals of other invasion games typically taught in English secondary schools. The most distinctive feature of flag football is the absence of tackling in the flag game. All…

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The Ultimate Invasion Game

Having spent time training in secondary schools, our trainee PE teachers returned to the university and were introduced to a new and innovative team game widely played in North America and also in the UK. Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport that mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American…

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Learning more about small-sided conditioned games

Trainee physical education teachers completed a series of practical workshops that focused on the teaching and learning of traditional games often included in the Secondary School Physical Education Curriculum in England. As part of the module divided court games, such as badminton, and invasion games such as football, rugby, basketball and netball were covered in…

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Values-based teaching and learning in Physical Education

The university’s PGCE and School Direct trainee physical education teachers were introduced to values-based teaching and learning as part of their university-based studies. The students worked with 70 year seven pupils from Hayesbrook School in Kent and applied the Football for Peace (F4P) methodology through a series of physical activities aimed to promote values such…

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How mixed-sex team games could reduce physical education injuries

Mixed-sex team games such as korfball and handball are examples of sports that can be taught in secondary schools without the need for physical contact, says a University of Brighton academic. Dr Gary Stidder of the School of Sport and Service Management put forward this notion in the light of recent research into the safety…

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FA Secondary Teachers’ Award

PGCE and School Direct Physical Education trainee teachers gained the English Football Association Teachers award after completing a six hour workshop. The qualification is specifically designed for teachers for teaching football as part of a physical education curriculum. It provides a basic introduction to the knowledge and skills required to deliver football sessions at Key…

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Restorative justice in schools

University of Brighton graduate Neil Davie returned as a guest speaker to present a seminar on behaviour management to trainee physical education teachers. Neil graduated from the University of Brighton in 2007 and is now Deputy Head Teacher of College Central, a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) based in East Sussex. He was able share his…

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Inclusive Practice in Physical Education

Trainee PE teachers experienced an inclusive practice workshop run in association with Albion in the Community. The workshop covered both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching pupils with additional learning needs.  The aim of the day was to give trainee teachers of physical education a greater understanding of more inclusive approaches to teaching physical education….

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