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Mr Will Katene

Mr Will Katene

Senior Lecturer in Education and Subject Leader, Secondary PGCE Physical Education Course

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 +44 (0) 1392 724756

 Baring Court BC124

 

Baring Court, University of Exeter St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Education, Director of Physical Education (PE) and Subject Leader for Secondary PGCE PE Course in the Graduate School of Education.  I have taught PE in secondary schools both in New Zealand and England and lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate education, PE and sport sciences degree courses for well over two decades. 

I received the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship Award, in 2011, for excellence in teaching and learning in higher education in the UK, and selected as an official London 2012 Olympic Torchbearer in recognition of my work as an inspirational teacher and leader to young people and students in PE in secondary schools and universities in the UK. I was also a finalist for the esteemed UK New Zealander of the Year Award, in 2013, for outstanding contribution to New Zealand and New Zealanders within the UK.

My research interests are centred around learning how to teach with a particular focus on PE student teachers' subject knowledge and the role that collaborative and interdisciplinary learning plays in developing student teachers' subject knowledge. I have contributed book chapters, published peer-reviewed articles/papers and presented papers at national and international conferences on teaching and learning in PE. I have been involved in a number of research and evaluative projects working with schools and universities in the teaching and learning of primary and secondary PE. I have served on numerous national boards/committees, such as the Association for Physical Education, and undertaken multiple appointments as External Examiner, Assessor and Review Panel member for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses in education, PE and sport sciences in the UK.

 

Qualifications

Senior Fellowship (HEA)

National Teaching Fellowship (HEA)

MPhEd Exercise Physiology, University of Otago (NZ)

BSc Physical Education with Secondary Teachers' Certificate, Brigham Young University (USA)

 

Career

2001 - Present: Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Exeter (UK)

2000 - 2001: Senior Lecturer in Physical Education, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)

1997 - 2000: Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Greenwich (UK)

1992 - 1997: Teacher of Physical Education, St. Edward's CE Comprehensive School, Essex (UK)

1990 - 1992: Teacher of Physical Education, Aorere College, Auckland (NZ)

1984 - 1986  Teacher of Physical Education, Church College of New Zealand (NZ)

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Research

Research interests

My research interests are centred around learning how to teach with a particular focus on physical education student teachers' subject knowledge and the role that collaborative and interdisciplinary learning plays in developing student teachers' subject knowledge.

Research projects

1. Enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of primary teachers in order to improve the delivery of physical education in primary schools in England and Wales Study commissioned by the Premier League Charitable Fund (PLCF), to evaluate the impact of club community organisation (CCO) coaches in their work supporting teachers to develop their subject knowledge and confidence in delivering physical education lessons in primary schools. Funded by the PLCF (led by Professor Craig Williams, University of Exeter, & project managed by Will Katene, 2018-2019).

2. Including children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) in physical education and school sport in England Study commissioned by Department for Education (DfE) and Youth Sport Trust (YST), to explore the participation, progression and competition levels of children and young people with SEND in physical education and school sport. Funded by the DfE and YST (led by Professor Anna Craft, University of Exeter, & project managed by Will Katene, 2012-2013).

3. Student teachers’ learning and professional practice in physical education initial teacher training (ITT) Investigation exploring student teacher learning in the context of professional practice. Funded by TTA (led by Professor Susan Capel, Brunel University, & project managed by Will Katene, 2004-2005).

4. Knowledge of physical education student teachers in initial teacher training (ITT) Investigation exploring how ITT physical education courses enable student teachers to integrate different knowledge bases. Funded by Teacher Training Agency (TTA) (led by Professor Susan Capel, Brunel University, & project assisted by Will Katene, 2003-2004).

Research networks

Language and Education Network

Lesson Study Network

Research grants

  • 2004 Teacher Training Agency
    Research into the identification, development and dissemination of effective practices and to develop the knowledge base in ITT

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Katene WH (2018). What knowledge, skills and understandings to beginning physical education teachers need?. In Capel S, Lawrence J (Eds.) Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School a Practical Guide, London: Mentoring Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers, 111-134.  Abstract.
Black A, Costello R, Craft A, Katene W (2015). ‘It’s all about developing the whole child’: an examination of the ‘legacy’ benefits of Youth Sport Trust’s school-based inclusion initiatives. European Physical Education Review, 21(3), 362-378. Abstract.  Full text.
Stiles VH, Katene WH (2013). Improving physical education student teachers’ knowledge and understanding of applied biomechanical principles through peer collaboration. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 18(3), 235-255. Abstract.
Capel S, Hayes S, Katene W, Velija P (2011). The interaction of factors which influence secondary student physical education teachers' knowledge and development as teachers. European Physical Education Review, 17(2), 183-201.
Capel S, Katene WH (2000). Secondary PGCE PE students' perceptions of their subject knowledge. European Physical Education Review, 6(1), 46-70.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Kinchin G, Katene W (2018). PGCE Secondary Physical Education student teachers' use of sport education during their teaching placement. Physical Education Matters, 13 (3), 31-34.
Katene WH, Stiles VH (2018). Strengthening the link between applied biomechanical principles and teaching. Physical Education Matters, 13 (3), 77-81.
Black A, Costello R, Craft A, Katene W (2015). ‘It’s all about developing the whole child’: an examination of the ‘legacy’ benefits of Youth Sport Trust’s school-based inclusion initiatives. European Physical Education Review, 21(3), 362-378. Abstract.  Full text.
Stiles VH, Katene WH (2013). Improving physical education student teachers’ knowledge and understanding of applied biomechanical principles through peer collaboration. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 18(3), 235-255. Abstract.
Capel S, Hayes S, Katene W, Velija P (2011). The interaction of factors which influence secondary student physical education teachers' knowledge and development as teachers. European Physical Education Review, 17(2), 183-201.
Katene W, Capel, S. Cook, P. Hayes, S. (2011). Toward an understanding of subject knowledge in physical education intitial teacher education: Student teachers', subject mentors' and university tutors' perspectives. Journal of Education for Teaching
Katene, W. Faulkner, G.E.J. (2011). Two heads are better than one: Collaborative learning in physical education initial teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education
Capel, S. Hayes, S. Katene, W. Velija, P. (2009). The development of knowledge for teaching physical education in secondary schools over the course of a PGCE year. European Journal of Teacher Education, 32(1), 51-62.
Hayes, S., Capel, S. Katene, W. Cook, P. (2008). An examination of knowledge prioritisation in secondary physical education teacher education courses. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(2), 330-342.
Velija, P. Capel, S. Katene W, Hayes, S. (2008). Does knowing stuff like PSHE and citizenship make me a better teacher? Student teachers in the teacher training figuration. European Physical Education Review, 14(3), 389-406. Abstract.
Katene WH, Faulkner, G.E.J. (2003). Peer teaching: a case for collaborative learning between trainee teachers. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 34(3), 45-47.
Williams LRT, Katene WH, Fleming K (2002). Coincidence timing of a tennis stroke: Effects of age, skill level, gender, stimulus velocity, and attention demand. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73(1), 28-37. Abstract.
Williams LRT, Katene WH, Fleming K (2002). Coincidence timing of a tennis stroke: effects of age, skill level, gender, stimulus velocity, and attention demand. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73(1), 28-37. Abstract.
Katene WH, Capel S (2000). How can PGCE PE students develop subject knowledge?. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 31(1), 44-46.
Capel S, Katene WH (2000). Secondary PGCE PE students' perceptions of their subject knowledge. European Physical Education Review, 6(1), 46-70.
Katene WH, Faulkner GEJ, Reeves CG (2000). The relationship between primary student teachers' exercise behaviour and their attitude to teaching physical education. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 31(2), 44-46.

Chapters

Katene WH (2018). What knowledge, skills and understandings to beginning physical education teachers need?. In Capel S, Lawrence J (Eds.) Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School a Practical Guide, London: Mentoring Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers, 111-134.  Abstract.
Chappell A, Katene W (2010). Teaching safely and safety in PE. In Capel S, Whitehead M (Eds.) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, London: Routledge, 134--153.
Katene W (2004). Continuing professional development in PE. In Capel S (Ed) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, London: Routledge/Falmer, 301-316.
Katene, W. Edmondson, G. (2004). Teaching safely and safety in PE. In Capel S (Ed) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, London: Routledge/Falmer, 120-140.
Katene W (2000). Progression and continuity in physical education between primary and secondary school. In Capel S, Piotrowski S (Eds.) Issues in physical education, London: RoutledgeFalmer, 188-205.  Abstract.

Publications by year


2018

Kinchin G, Katene W (2018). PGCE Secondary Physical Education student teachers' use of sport education during their teaching placement. Physical Education Matters, 13 (3), 31-34.
Katene WH, Stiles VH (2018). Strengthening the link between applied biomechanical principles and teaching. Physical Education Matters, 13 (3), 77-81.
Katene WH (2018). What knowledge, skills and understandings to beginning physical education teachers need?. In Capel S, Lawrence J (Eds.) Mentoring Physical Education Teachers in the Secondary School a Practical Guide, London: Mentoring Trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers, 111-134.  Abstract.

2015

Black A, Costello R, Craft A, Katene W (2015). ‘It’s all about developing the whole child’: an examination of the ‘legacy’ benefits of Youth Sport Trust’s school-based inclusion initiatives. European Physical Education Review, 21(3), 362-378. Abstract.  Full text.

2013

Stiles VH, Katene WH (2013). Improving physical education student teachers’ knowledge and understanding of applied biomechanical principles through peer collaboration. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 18(3), 235-255. Abstract.

2011

Capel S, Hayes S, Katene W, Velija P (2011). The interaction of factors which influence secondary student physical education teachers' knowledge and development as teachers. European Physical Education Review, 17(2), 183-201.
Katene W, Capel, S. Cook, P. Hayes, S. (2011). Toward an understanding of subject knowledge in physical education intitial teacher education: Student teachers', subject mentors' and university tutors' perspectives. Journal of Education for Teaching
Katene, W. Faulkner, G.E.J. (2011). Two heads are better than one: Collaborative learning in physical education initial teacher education. Teaching and Teacher Education

2010

Chappell A, Katene W (2010). Teaching safely and safety in PE. In Capel S, Whitehead M (Eds.) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, London: Routledge, 134--153.

2009

Capel, S. Hayes, S. Katene, W. Velija, P. (2009). The development of knowledge for teaching physical education in secondary schools over the course of a PGCE year. European Journal of Teacher Education, 32(1), 51-62.

2008

Hayes, S., Capel, S. Katene, W. Cook, P. (2008). An examination of knowledge prioritisation in secondary physical education teacher education courses. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(2), 330-342.
Velija, P. Capel, S. Katene W, Hayes, S. (2008). Does knowing stuff like PSHE and citizenship make me a better teacher? Student teachers in the teacher training figuration. European Physical Education Review, 14(3), 389-406. Abstract.

2004

Katene W (2004). Continuing professional development in PE. In Capel S (Ed) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, London: Routledge/Falmer, 301-316.
Katene, W. Edmondson, G. (2004). Teaching safely and safety in PE. In Capel S (Ed) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School, London: Routledge/Falmer, 120-140.

2003

Katene WH, Faulkner, G.E.J. (2003). Peer teaching: a case for collaborative learning between trainee teachers. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 34(3), 45-47.

2002

Williams LRT, Katene WH, Fleming K (2002). Coincidence timing of a tennis stroke: Effects of age, skill level, gender, stimulus velocity, and attention demand. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73(1), 28-37. Abstract.
Williams LRT, Katene WH, Fleming K (2002). Coincidence timing of a tennis stroke: effects of age, skill level, gender, stimulus velocity, and attention demand. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 73(1), 28-37. Abstract.

2000

Katene WH, Capel S (2000). How can PGCE PE students develop subject knowledge?. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 31(1), 44-46.
Katene W (2000). Progression and continuity in physical education between primary and secondary school. In Capel S, Piotrowski S (Eds.) Issues in physical education, London: RoutledgeFalmer, 188-205.  Abstract.
Capel S, Katene WH (2000). Secondary PGCE PE students' perceptions of their subject knowledge. European Physical Education Review, 6(1), 46-70.
Katene WH, Faulkner GEJ, Reeves CG (2000). The relationship between primary student teachers' exercise behaviour and their attitude to teaching physical education. British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 31(2), 44-46.

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External Engagement and Impact

Advice to Government, Parliament, devolved and English regional administrations, other national, international, regional or local agencies; advice to non-government organisations and to private practice

2012 - 2018  Member of the Board of the Association for Physical Education (UK)

2012 - 2016  Member of the ITE Expert Group for Physical Education (UK)


External Examiner Positions

2016 - 2019 External Examiner, PGCE Physical Education Course, University of Ulster, Belfast

2015 - 2018 External Examiner, BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Degree Course, University of West of England, Hartpury College

2012 - 2015 External Examiner, PGCE Physical Education Course, Leeds Metropolitan University

2011 - 2014 External Examiner, BA/BSc (Hons) Physical Education Degree Course, University of Brighton

2008 - 2012 External Examiner, PGCE Physical Education Course, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

2006 - 2011 Chief External Examiner, Secondary PGCE Programme, University of Worcester

2001 - 2004 Chief External Examiner, Secondary PGCE Programme, University of Gloucestershire

 

 

 


Evidence of impact on policy and professional practice

 

 


International recognition, such as international research collaborations, visiting research posts in overseas institutions, involvement at senior levels in international research associations, acting as referee for national and international research councils.


Major awards, Prizes and Honorary degrees, including election to national and international learned societies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research-based contributions to practitioner and academic conferences

2012 - 2019: Conference Organiser, Annual Physical Education Initial Teacher Education Conference (for 5 years)

 

Teaching

I currently teach on undergraduate and postgraduate education and sports science courses at Exeter: (a) BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Sciences Degree Course, School of Sport & Health Sciences (CLES), (b) PGCE Secondary Programme and Physical Education Course, Graduate School of Education (CSSIS) and, (c) MA (Ed) Programme, Graduate School of Education (CSSIS). 

 

Modules

2019/20


Supervision / Group

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