A practical guide to teaching physical education in the secondary school.

Susan Capel (Editor), Joanne Cliffe (Editor), Julia Lawrence (Editor)

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A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School is written for all student teachers on university and school-based initial teacher education programmes. It offers a wealth of tried and tested strategies together with practical activities and materials to support your teaching to enhance pupils’ learning. It is designed for you to dip in and out of, and enable you to focus on specific areas of teaching, your programme or pupils' learning.

This third edition is fully updated with the most recent developments in teaching physical education and features five brand new chapters. Key topics covered include:

Planning schemes of work, units of work and lessons
Safe practice, risk assessment and risk management
Promoting positive behaviour
Applying theories of learning to your practice
Overcoming barriers and maximising the achievement of all pupils
Assessing learning
Physical literacy NEW
Health related learning NEW
Using digital technologies NEW
Reflective practice and action research
Managing your workload, resilience, health and well-being NEW
Working with your mentor NEW
Photocopiable resources offer assistance in lesson observation, planning, preparation, teaching and evaluation. An annotated 'Further resources' section at the end of each chapter provides information about some useful additional resources to support you in your development as a teacher.

Illustrated throughout with examples of existing good practice, this highly practical resource offers valuable support and guidance to all student teachers as well as those in the early years of their teaching career.

Although A Practical Guide to Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School, 3rd Edition can be used successfully on its own, it is also a companion to Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, 5th Edition and can be used to reinforce the basic teaching skills covered in that core textbook.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages366
ISBN (Electronic)9780429061318
ISBN (Print)9780367183936, 9780367183929
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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