A socially critical HPE (aka physical education) and the challenge for teacher education

Tinning, Richard (2012). A socially critical HPE (aka physical education) and the challenge for teacher education. In Barry Down and John Smyth (Ed.), Critical voices in teacher education: teaching for social justice in conservative times (pp. 223-238) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

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Author Tinning, Richard
Title of chapter A socially critical HPE (aka physical education) and the challenge for teacher education
Title of book Critical voices in teacher education: teaching for social justice in conservative times
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Series Explorations of educational purpose, v.22
ISBN 9789400739734
9400739737
Editor Barry Down
John Smyth
Chapter number 16
Start page 223
End page 238
Total pages 16
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The challenges facing contemporary teacher education are significant. Moreover, physical education teacher education (PETE) faces particular challenges that relate to the nature of physical education as a school subject and the centrality of the body in identity making. In this chapter, I discuss some of the tensions and dilemmas that confront PETE and offer a modest critical pedagogy as a realistic aspiration in an increasingly troubling context. In the face of conceptions of education as human capital and the juggernaut of increased prescription regarding competencies and standards, I contend that it is how physical education teachers think about education, social justice, physical activity, bodies and health that is the most important graduate attribute.
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