eCite Digital Repository

Making the links between health and physical education, sport and civics and citizenship education in Australia


Brett, P and Mainsbridge, C and Cruickshank, V, Making the links between health and physical education, sport and civics and citizenship education in Australia, Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, 13, (1) pp. 83-97. ISSN 2574-2981 (2022) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2021 Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

DOI: doi:10.1080/25742981.2021.1979415


This paper explores Health and Physical Education (HPE) studentsí understanding of Civics and Citizenship Education (CCE) and discusses some of the links that connect HPE, sport and CCE in Australia. A brief overview of CCE key features is provided. Second-and third-year HPE pre-service teachers at an Australian regional university were surveyed to gauge what the baseline of knowledge and understanding of CCE amongst beginning teachers might be. Shared learning opportunities between HPE and CCE are discussed in different parts of the paper in relation to fair play; ethical debates and dilemmas; community involvement; identity; and respect for inclusivity. Linking to the pre-service teacher responses, the paper provides suggestions for some practical ways in which Australian HPE educators might make connections between the CCE curriculum and inter-connected HPE learning contexts for Year 3 to Year 8 students, the years for which a Civics and Citizenship curriculum is specified in the Australian Curriculum.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:HPE, sport, civics and citizenship education, fair play, diversity, ethical understanding
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Brett, P (Dr Peter Brett)
UTAS Author:Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
ID Code:146795
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-09-27
Last Modified:2022-05-23
Downloads:2 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page