The social construction of pedagogic discourse in physical education teacher education in Australia

Kirk, David, Macdonald, Doune and Tinning, Richard (1997) The social construction of pedagogic discourse in physical education teacher education in Australia. The Curriculum Journal, 8 2: 271-298. doi:10.1080/0958517970080206


Author Kirk, David
Macdonald, Doune
Tinning, Richard
Title The social construction of pedagogic discourse in physical education teacher education in Australia
Journal name The Curriculum Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0958-5176
1469-3704
Publication date 1997
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0958517970080206
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 271
End page 298
Total pages 28
Language eng
Abstract Once the exclusive domain of teacher education, physical education in Australian tertiary institutions has during the last twenty years evolved into a series of discipline‐based fields concerned with human movement studies, leisure studies and sport science that have begun to feed new vocational opportunities in the sport, exercise and leisure industries. Concomitant with these changes in the social organization of knowledge in tertiary physical education has been a realignment of school physical education programmes, particularly in the senior school curriculum. Inevitably, the once sole focus of physical education in tertiary institutions on teacher education is now being forced to reinvent itself in light of these dynamic changes in the social organization of school and university knowledge. Following the work of Bernstein, Goodson and others, this article analyses current policy and practice in physical education teacher education and identifies several future scenarios. The first part of the article provides an historical overview of the emergence of new forms of tertiary knowledge in physical education from the mid‐1970s until the present. The second part provides a similar overview of developments in school physical education with a focus on senior school and matriculation physical education during the same period. The third part analyses the current state of affairs in the social organization of knowledge for physical education teacher education. In the fourth part, a series of questions is raised concerning relationships between knowledge in physical education teacher education, school physical education and university forms of the field through the presentation of several future scenarios. The article concludes with several proposals for policy development concerned with physical education teacher education programmes.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Publications
 
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