Rethinking adventurous activities in physical education: models-based approaches.

Williams, Andy and Wainwright, Nalda (2019) Rethinking adventurous activities in physical education: models-based approaches. Journal of adventure education and outdoor learning, 19 (3). ISSN 1472-9679

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Abstract

Adventurous activities are established as an integral aspect of The National Curriculum for 5-16 year olds in all the devolved administrations of the UK. Securing a place in the curriculum provides adventurous activities with an un-paralleled opportunity to reach more pupils than any other form of delivery during these formative years. However, little consideration has been given to adventurous activities as curriculum pedagogy in recent years. This paper contributes to our understanding of the current and future curriculum relationship between adventurous activities and physical education pedagogy. It refers to an alternative models-based approach to teaching and learning that presents adventurous activities with the best opportunity to fully realise the specific contribution it makes to young people’s physical education learning. Secondly, it considers some of the key challenges that a models-based approach to adventurous activities might present for schools and teachers and suggests ways to build a rigorous evidence base to underpin its continued inclusion in the curriculum as an essential component of physical education. The intention being to allow every pupil the chance to gain experience of adventurous activities that are authentic and meaningful to their lives in school and to encourage lifelong participation and enjoyment in later life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: “This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of adventure education and outdoor learning on 27th June 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article doi-org.ezproxy.uwtsd.ac.uk/10.1080/14729679.2019.1634599].”
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adventure education, Physical education, National Curriculum
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Business and Management > School of Sport Health and Outdoor Education
Depositing User: Andy Williams
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 09:10
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 09:44
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1084

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