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Putting Education Back into P.E.

Clive Hickson.

In recent years, there has been considerable interest in the identification of teaching skills and competencies. Researchers have been able to determine effective classroom teaching practices that are related to positive learning outcomes.

In physical education, there has been a limited amount of research conducted on effective teaching. What has been conducted has demonstrated that teachers regard their lessons to be successful when children are "busy, happy, and good". Research has also shown that both pre-service and experienced teachers do not consider student learning to be of a high priority for a successful physical education lesson.

Clearly there is a lack of understanding of what is effective teaching in physical education. Understanding effective teaching and its relationship with student learning in physical education is an area that needs to be addressed. It is only then that school children will begin to receive the instruction they need to become physically educated.


Clive Hickson  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Education
University of Alberta

Clive Hickson has taught and studied in both England
and Canada. He has taught at all levels of school education, been a school principal, served on numerous education committees and worked on provincial curriculum resource development. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Alberta

  • Physical Education

(Virtual Presentation, English)