Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM049: Secondary Physical Education Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

afPE and Whitlam, P. (2012) Safe practice in physical education and sport.Leeds: Coachwise.

Bailey, R. (2001) Teaching physical education: A handbook for primary and secondary school teachers:London: Kogan Page.

Bailey, R. and Macfadyen, T. (2000) Teaching physical education 5-11.London: Continuum.

Bailey, S., and Vamplew, W. (1999) 100 Years of Physical Education. Warwick: Warwick Printing Company.

Capel, S. and Piotwoski, S. (2000) Issues in Physical Education.London: Routledge.

Capel, S., and Whitehead, M. (2010) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School.London: Routledge.

Griggs, G. (2012) An introduction to primary physical education.London: Routledge.

Hardy, C.A. and Mawer, M. (1999) Learning and Teaching in Physical Education. London: Falmer.

Hatton, N. and Smith, D. (1995) Reflection in teacher education – towards definition and implementation. Teaching and Teacher Education, 11 (1), 33-49.

Penney, D. (2002) Gender and Physical Education: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions. London: Routledge.

Penney, D., Clarke, G., Quill, M. and Kinchin, G. (2005) Sport Education in Physical Education: Research Based Practice.London: Routledge.

Talbot, M. (2007) The 2007 agenda for physical education. Physical Education Matters, 2 (1), 6-7.

Wood, D. (2006) How Children Think and Learn.2nd edition. London: Blackwell


Web based and electronic resources:

see PGCE PE Course page on ELE (