Past and ongoing projects
The PE curricula across the four nations
- A comparative analysis of discourses shaping physical education provision within and across the UK. This study maps and compares curriculum discourses that currently shape how PE is conceptualised in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
- A health(y) subject? Examining discourses of health in physical education curricula across the UK. This study is a critical discourse analysis of the health discourses evident with physical education (PE) curricula in each UK home nation.
- (Re)Legitimising subjectivities: Exploring the structure of contemporary UKPE curricula. In this study, we illustrate how knowledge is constructed and legitimised in UKPE policy and how this has significant implications for the way documents position expectations of learners and educators.
UK PE teachers’ perspectives
- Exploring difference and agency among PE teachers from across the UK. In this study, we talk to primary and secondary teachers from across the UK to explore how they understand the aims and purposes of PE in their own context and how this influences their practice.
- Teaching health and wellbeing in PE across the UK. In this study, we explore and analyse the ‘health’ discourses evidenced in PE teachers ‘talk’ about the concept of health and wellbeing in the context of PE.
- The COVID-19 pandemic and social and emotional learning in PE. In this study, we examine how the COVID-19 pandemic and online teaching and learning has influenced how teachers understand and enact social and emotional learning in and across the four nations of the UK.