Health warning!. Physical education is the foundation for, and cornerstone of, physical activity promotion. PE’s key contribution to public health is effective promotion of active lifestyles. PE pays a lot of lip service to this area…we talk a good story but we don’t always ‘walk the talk’.
5 a day
One hour a day
PE teachers shouldmeasure what’s important (e.g. physical activity levels, attitudes), not what iseasiest to measure(e.g. fitness, fatness)
The role of schools and PE, in particular, in promoting active lifestyles and the extent to which this contributes to public health
BUT there is less clarity about:
What do we know?
What do we NOT know?
The Fun Theory
Draws on Jewett, Bain & Ellis’ (1995) and Metzler’s (2005) work on models-based practice in PE.
Central theme: pupils valuing a physically active life, so that they learn to value and practice appropriate physical activities that enhance health and well-being for the rest of their lives.