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UKPE Cross-border Learning and Innovation Collaborative

UKPE Cross-border Learning and Innovation Collaborative

Making space for interdisciplinary research, dialogue, and collaboration in Physical Education and Health and Wellbeing

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In this sixth blog of the series, Matthew talks about how his thinking about PE has changed over the years, and how this has been influenced by his engagement with research, curriculum reform and cross-border dialogue.   Opportunities to think and do PE differently through reading, professional discussions and curriculum reform   My name is […]

In this fifth blog of the series, Chris talks about PE in Northern Ireland, highlighting some of the challenges and his hopes for the future.   Moving PE Forward in Northern Ireland   My name is Chris Wilde, a primary school teacher, PE lead, PE consultant and general PE advocate. Originally from England, I moved […]

In this fourth blog of the series, PE teacher Nichola Aitchison talks about the values that drive her thinking, learning, curriculum and her advocacy for physical education.   Advocating for physical education and developing personal qualities through movement My name is Nichola Aitchison and I am the Head of Physical Education (PE) at an independent […]

This is the third blog in the series where Naomi Davies, a PE teacher from Wales, reflects on the small steps she is trying to make to ‘do better’ for all her learners. Small steps can make a big difference in moving physical education forwards My name is Naomi Davies and I am a physical […]

In this second blog of the series, Lindsey Gassner – a Scottish PE teacher teaching in England, reflects on how her curriculum might have to change to meet the needs of all learners. Reflecting on how PE can meet the needs of all learners My name is Lindsey Gassner and I am a PE teacher […]

Recently, the UKPE collaborative organised a series of cross-border professional learning workshops for PE teachers. The main aim of the workshops was to create a space for PE teachers from across the four nations of the UK to discuss and share their experiences and ideas around curriculum, pedagogy and change. We’ve kept in touch with […]

There is a longstanding notion that all PE teachers are the same, and enter into the profession with a particular set of values, usually around sport and physical health, that shape their practice (Richards et al., 2018). This practice, and indeed the PE teachers themselves, are often stereotyped – as focussed on the development of […]

Over the past few years, as a team we have developed an interest in, and begun to explore, the nature of the four physical education (PE) curricula of the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales). Through this, we have learned that while these curricula have many things in common, they are also different in […]

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