Students' conceptions of sport and sport education

MacPhail, Ann, Kinchin, Gary and Kirk, David (2003) Students' conceptions of sport and sport education. European Physical Education Review, 9 3: 285-299. doi:10.1177/1356336X030093006

Author MacPhail, Ann
Kinchin, Gary
Kirk, David
Title Students' conceptions of sport and sport education
Journal name European Physical Education Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1356-336X
Publication date 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1356336X030093006
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 285
End page 299
Total pages 15
Editor K. Green
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
740102 Primary education
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Abstract This article explores a class of Grade 5 (age 9 and 10) children’s conceptions of sport during a season of sport education at Forest Gate Primary School. The purpose, following Kirk and Kinchin (this issue), is to examine the extent to which the potential transfer of learning between school and sport as a community of practice may be possible through sport education in school physical education. With reference to student interviews and drawings we report and discuss children’s conceptions of sport, their experiences of sport outside of the school, and their emerging conceptions of sport education in light of these prior understanding and experiences. We conclude that there was an evident level of compatibility between students’ experiences of sport education and their conceptions of sport more broadly.
Keyword physical education
sport education
students’ conceptions
Q-Index Code C1

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