Enhancing Quality in Primary Physical Education (EQuiPPE): A European project to increase primary teachers’ skills and confidence

Baker, Colin, Leasu, Florin, Nutt, Gareth, Abrahams, Mick, Wittmanova, Julie, Kudlacek, Michal, Goudas, Marios, Kolovelonis, Athanasios, Rogozea, Liliana, Wojtasik, Tomasz and Dziegiel, Anna (2017) Enhancing Quality in Primary Physical Education (EQuiPPE): A European project to increase primary teachers’ skills and confidence. In: Physical Education in Primary School: Researches - Best Practices - Situation. Pensa Multimedia in cooperation with University of Foggia, Leece, Italy, pp. 199-212. ISBN 9788867604746

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Abstract

Physical education (P.E.) is an important means of providing children with the skills, attitudes, values, knowledge and understanding essential to participation in society. In Europe, P.E. at the primary level is often taught by generalist without specific training or knowledge of P.E. which has potentially negative implications for professional practice and young children’s health and physical activity habits in the short and long term. Incorporating the concept of physical literacy in teacher education programmes might provide a means of supporting teachers to help pupils to develop motivation, confidence and physical competence. The Enhancing Quality in Primary Physical Education (EQuiPPE) project is a European project to increase primary teachers’ skills and confidence to teach high quality P.E. Began in 2015, the 30 month project aims to devise a set of practical learning resources that primary teachers without specialist P.E. training can routinely use to enhance the quality of P.E. sessions delivered to their pupils. Data from an early needs analysis indicate that although teachers perceive P.E. to be important to pupil development, many lack the experience, confidence and competence to feel able to deliver high quality P.E. Teachers who responded to the survey (n = 401) were receptive to the idea of a set of practical materials based on the principle of physical literacy that could be used to enhance their P.E. sessions. The survey data was used by EQuiPPE consortium to inform a framework in which to develop the materials. Aspects of the survey and the framework are discussed, and a detailed overview of the project is presented as an example of a collaborative project to support P.E. and best practices in primary schools.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical education; Primary school; Quality
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Sport and Exercise
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Colin Baker
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 13:25
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 10:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5839

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