Contemporary Models of Practice for Teaching PE

Friday, 16 August 2019 (Week 4, Term 3) 

**NEW LOCATION** Titanium Security Arena - 44A Crittenden Rd, Findon SA 5023

This is the second of three ACHPER SA one-day workshops focusing on models of practice that use student centred approaches to support learning in Physical Education. This workshop will explore the Sport Education or SEPEP curriculum and instructional model developed by the notable American professor, Darryl Siedentop. It was in Australia and New Zealand in the early 1990’s where the Sport Education model was truly tried and tested in national studies led by Ken Alexander, Andrew Taggart at Edith Cowen University in Perth. This research found that many teachers and students saw Sport Education as an exemplary model for pursuing a broader range of learning outcomes than Physical Education had traditionally tried to achieve. They found that Sport Education could address both the nature and quality of interactions with students which could in turn enhance the ‘quality of working life’ of teachers of Physical Education.

We now have an extensive body of evidence that Sport Education, when taught well by committed teachers, can produce competent, literate, and enthusiastic sports players. Students who have experienced both traditional teacher-directed games instruction and the more autonomous and supportive format of Sport Education show a distinct preference for Sport Education, suggesting it to be more motivating, inclusive, and engaging.

This workshop is designed to help teachers experience key aspects of Sport Education and provide you with the information to entice you to ‘get your feet wet’ and improve your practice. Experienced teachers Danny Robinson, Victor Harbor Primary School and Craig Johncock, Flinders University, will present on how they approach Sport Education in their schools and share with you their successes and challenges.


Session 1 was held term 2

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Session 1 Teaching Personal & Social Responsibility

This was the first of three ACHPER SA one-day workshops focusing on models of practice that use student centred approaches to support student learning in Physical Education. This first workshop explored the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility through Physical Activity (TPSR) curriculum and instructional model developed by Don Hellison. This model of practice has been used by physical education teachers, coaches and youth workers throughout the USA, Spain, South America, New Zealand and more recently Australia. It has proven effective in school-based physical education and also in after-school and community-based programs. The practical effectiveness of the model and its unique approach to empowering students makes it appealing to many practitioners.
This workshop addressed the TPSR 5 outcomes and values that underpin this model as well as lesson structures and assessment of student learning.
TPSR in Physical Education is consistent with aspects of the AC: HPE Achievement Standards and the key ideas of a strengths based, educative focussed Physical Education curriculum promoting education in, through and about movement. More importantly educators found that once TPSR has been successfully taught and demonstrated, classes ran more smoothly and there was less need for classroom management work as the students increasingly self managed.
Rick Baldock facilitated this session and experienced teacher Kylie Newbold (Parkside Primary School) presented on how she approaches TPSR in her school and share with you her successes and challenges.

Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation received more than 48 hours before the event will incur a standard $50 administration processing fee, any registration fees received in addition to this amount will be refunded. For cancellation notice received less than 48 hours before the event, registration fees unfortunately cannot be refunded.