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
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.