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Physical Education & Outdoor Education. Why P.E?. PE is something all children in this country experience as a compulsory school subject which is part of the national curriculum. There are, as you are aware GCSE and A level exams in PE. What we need to do. Define it

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why p e
Why P.E?

PE is something all children in this country experience as a compulsory school subject which is part of the national curriculum.

There are, as you are aware GCSE and A level exams in PE.

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what we need to do
What we need to do.
  • Define it
  • Identify its characteristics
  • Establish what is valuable about it
  • Analyse the various opportunities for physical activity in schools
  • PE - Learning new skills in an educative environment i.e. the school or a coaching session.

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In pairs consider:

  • What activities did you experience in school PE?
  • Did you enjoy it? Why or why not?
  • What skill level did you achieve? Did that matter?
  • Other than physical skills, what else, if anything did you learn that was valuable?
  • How did that come about?

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An area of educational activity

in which the main concern

is with bodily movement.

The formal inculcation of knowledge

And values through physical

Activity experiences.

…to develop within individuals

a range of personal, social and

scholastic qualities.

  • PE is about pupils learning about
  • Themselves; their capabilities , their
  • Potential and their limitations.
  • It is the foundation of all sports
  • Participation, but it goes beyond the individual
  • And understanding themselves
  • Its learning how to work with and
  • respect others.

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qualatitive values

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personal values

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Child centred

Characteristics of P.E



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present day pe
Present Day PE
  • PE has now become an examinable at GCSE & A level
  • Assessments given at KS3 & KS4(yr 7, 8

& 9)

  • PE follows a strict syllabus within the national curriculum
  • Improved partnerships with schools and the wider community.

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pe objectives
PE Objectives
  • Aesthetic opportunities
  • Cognitive development (mental)
  • Moral development
  • Social development
  • Motor skills
  • Self realisation
  • Raise standard of sport and fitness

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you need to be able to
You need to be able to :
  • Define P.E
  • Identify its characteristics
  • Know why it is valuable
  • Analyse various different opportunities for physical activity in schools

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outdoor education

Outdoor education

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  • Outdoor education is described as the learning in and about the outdoors
  • Outdoor education is under the education umbrella and so has many of the same values.

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examples of outdoor education
Examples of outdoor education
  • Outward bound trust - trust set up over 50 years ago to encourage personal development in the natural environment, is linked to the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

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danger in outdoor ed
Danger in outdoor ed.
  • Predictable Unpredictable

Largely under control e.g. using have no control over

Appropriate equipment this e.g. the weather

Perceived risk


Real risk

Committed experts

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