This e-book seeks to scaffold the implementation of curriculum and instructional models in Senior Cycle Physical Education (SCPE). ‘Pathways for Teacher Implementation’ provides a comprehensive overview of the core principles underpinning eight curriculum and instructional models, as well as guidelines on Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Each chapter moves from theory to practice (praxis), with samples of the specific model in action to facilitate meaningful, engaging and educative student learning experiences. Book material was piloted in schools.
This teacher e-book spans the following eight curriculum and instructional models:
• Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU)
• Sport Education (SE)
• Adventure Education (AE)
• Personal and Social Responsibility (PSR)
• Contemporary Issues in Physical Activity (CIPA)
• Health Related Physical Fitness (HRPF)
• Cooperative Learning (CL)
• Personalised System of Instruction (PSI)
A curriculum and instructional model is both a plan and a pattern that can be used to shape what is taught in the PE context and how it is taught. In this way, the curriculum and instructional model guides the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of physical education. Being at the nexus of research-based theory and best practice, this e-book provides physical education practitioners and physical education teacher educators with a roadmap for the authentic implementation of eight curriculum and instructional models in physical education.