Educational codes and inclusivity in Physical Education.

Penney, Dawn, Evans, John and Taggart, Joanne (2006). Educational codes and inclusivity in Physical Education.. In: Peter L. Jeffery, AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2005. Australian Association of Research in Education Conference 2004, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (). 27 November - 1 December, 2005.

Author Penney, Dawn
Evans, John
Taggart, Joanne
Title of paper Educational codes and inclusivity in Physical Education.
Conference name Australian Association of Research in Education Conference 2004
Conference location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 27 November - 1 December, 2005
Proceedings title AARE Conference Paper Abstracts - 2005
Publication Year 2006
ISSN 1324-9339
Editor Peter L. Jeffery
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Pedagogies, policies and politics all have a bearing upon the educational codes (Bernstein, 1990) that are, and potentially may be, expressed in physical education. In physical education, the expression and relative dominance of performance, perfection and competency codes (Evans & Davies, 2004) in each of Bernstein’s fields of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment may reflect issues and interests relating to education, sport and health. Ultimately codes combine to define and position certain students as winners or losers, and determine the abilities and subjectivities that will be recognised and celebrated – or not. This paper identifies the new post compulsory Physical Education Studies course of study in Western Australia as a text informed by and featuring competency codes, reflecting underpinning concerns to ensure inclusivity in post compulsory education in Western Australia. The paper explains processes of interrogation of texts, the recognition of the simultaneous presence of competency, performance and perfection codes within and beyond the course of study text, and responses made during development in order to retain a competency orientation. The need for ongoing monitoring of learning, teaching and assessment during initial implementation of the course of study to explore the expression of codes in practice, is discussed
Subjects 130210 Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword Health and Physical Education
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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