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Physical Education and Physically Active Lives: A lifelong approach to curriculum development


Penney, D and Jess, M, Physical Education and Physically Active Lives: A lifelong approach to curriculum development, Sport, Education and Society, 9, (2) pp. 269-288. ISSN 1357-3322 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1357332042000233985


This paper focuses upon the relationship between physical education and interests in enabling more people to establish and maintain 'active and healthy lives' from a curriculum development perspective. Twin and inter-linked concepts of 'lifelong learning' and 'lifelong physical activity' are presented as a conceptual basis for curriculum development in physical education. A multidimensional conceptualisation of physical activity is introduced as a key reference point for rethinking the scope and focus of curricula claiming or aiming to facilitate people's interest and ability to maintain active and healthy lives. It is argued that there is a need for a broadening of the skills, knowledge and understanding encompassed within curricula and for a lifelong curriculum to be acknowledged as the collective responsibility of organisations and individuals within and beyond existing formal education structures.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Penney, D (Professor Dawn Penney)
ID Code:45420
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:86
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2007-07-16
Last Modified:2010-06-18
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