Stories from around the #PhysEd world to inspire and innovate your practice. Join host Nathan Horne from iPhys-Ed.com as he explores the world of physical education and coaching.
Healthying Physical Education | Mikeal Quennerstedt
34:50Mikael Quennerstedt is Professor in Physical Education and Health at Örebro University, Sweden. Quennerstedt has worked as physical education teacher in Swedish compulsory school, and as a physical education teacher educator at Örebro University since 1994. His work focuses on teaching and learning in physical education from a Swedish didaktik research tradition, as well as health education from a salutogenic perspective. In his research, questions of health, body, gender, artefacts, subject content, learning processes and governing processes within educational practices has been prominent. In recent years he has also been passionate about exploring questions about education, digital technologies and health. Recent publications include themes such as professional development, indigenous knowledges, social media, wearable health technologies, power in group work and teaching dance in physical education using exergames. Mikael is associate editor of the international journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and an editorial board member of the journal Sport, Education and Society. Social media Twitter Research blog Google Scholar page
A Different Way of Seeing | Megan Hale
35:07Megan Hale is a blind college student-athlete who breaks down barriers and leaps over hurdles. Born with Leabers Congenital Amaurosis, a rare eye condition that affects the retina. She does not let that get in the way of her love for sports. Finding a Camp in Saratoga, New York called Camp Abilities, Megan found her calling and never looked back. She joined the high school track team as a middle schooler and continued it through high school. Now she’s working with the Capital Region Nordic Alliance and Microsoft Soundscape to make Trail Orienteering accessible for the blind. A recent graduate of Hudson Valley Community College Megan has earned her associate's degree in Physical Education and is moving on to SUNY Brockport for her master's in Adapted Physical Education. Megan and her guide dog Hero show no signs of stopping any time soon. Megan recently started a YouTube Channel called Blind Physical Education which I highly recommend subscribing to - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtI5TxfAT-h-ItUeYL7_1Tw
Movement, Pleasure & Pedagogy | Dr. Susie Stevens
50:18Our guest's Twitter bio reads: "Ph.D. in pleasure. Yes, you read that correctly. Board Director Physical Education New Zealand. Lecturer. Volunteer. Educator. Doing some cool projects. Cheeky." Dr. Susie Stevens is all of these things and more. This episode was one of the most fun I have ever recorded. Alongside the laughs come some pretty deep and insightful messages around changing the way that we look at teaching physical education.
The Role of Health in Physical Education
41:48What is the best way to teach health in schools? This complex issue is one that the physical and health education community has been struggling to find an answer to for some time. It is my hope that this podcast will provide you opportunity for thought, as we explore the role of health in physical education. And consider whether physical education teachers even have a responsibility to teach health at all? Join me for this very special episode of the PhysEdcast, featuring Mikael Quennerstedt, Holly Alperin, Sarah Benes and Andy Milne as we explore the role of health in physical education. References Armour, K., & Harris, J. (2013). Making the Case for Developing New PE-for-Health Pedagogies. Quest, 65(2), 201–219. https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2013.773531 Benes, S., & Alperin, H. (2019). Health Education in the 21st Century: A Skills-based Approach. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 90(7), 29–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/07303084.2019.1637306 Gray, S., MacIsaac, S., & Jess, M. (2015). Teaching “health” in physical education in a “healthy” way (Abordar la «salud» en la Educación física de forma «saludable»). Retos, (28), 165–172. https://doi.org/10.47197/retos.v0i28.34950 Haerens, L., Kirk, D., Cardon, G., & De Bourdeaudhuij, I. (2011). Toward the Development of a Pedagogical Model for Health-Based Physical Education. Quest, 63(3), 321–338. https://doi.org/10.1080/00336297.2011.10483684 Mong, H. H., & Standal, Ø. F. (2019). Didactics of health in physical education – a review of literature. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 24(5), 506–518. https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2019.1631270 Nutbeam, D. (2008). The evolving concept of health literacy. Social Science & Medicine, 67(12), 2072– 2078. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.09.050 Quennerstedt, M. (2008). Exploring the relation between physical activity and health—a salutogenic approach to physical education. Sport, Education and Society, 13(3), 267–283. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573320802200594 Quennerstedt, M. (2018). Healthying physical education - on the possibility of learning health. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 24(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2018.1539705 Quennerstedt, M., Burrows, L., & Maivorsdotter, N. (2010). From teaching young people to be healthy to learning health. Utbildning & Demokrati – Tidskrift För Didaktik Och Utbildningspolitk, 19(2), 97– 112. https://doi.org/10.48059/uod.v19i2.930 Schenker, K. (2016). Health(y) education in Health and Physical Education. Sport, Education and Society, 23(3), 229–243. https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2016.1174845
A Sense of Games | Shane Pill
55:34Shane Pill is one of Australia's leading coach educator's and developers, and thought leaders in physical education. Shane has been a mentor of mine as I develop my pedagogy around teaching purposeful games and it is always a pleasure to chat with him.
The Hero's Journey | Mel Hamada
50:28How do we help our students see themselves as the hero in their own physical education journey? International school physical educator Mel Hamada shares her experiences helping students all around the world find meaning in movement as she strives for greatness in her teaching.
2020 Vision | A PhysEd Year in Review
52:09Looking back on 2020 and looking forward to 2021. In this special year-end episode, Nathan revisits some of the highlights of this crazy pandemic year and looks forward to ways to use what we have learned to improve our practice in 2021.
The Future of #PhysEd | Jarrod "The PE Geek" Robinson
53:38A deep dive into what makes "The PE Geek" tick and his vision for the future of physical education. Jarrod and I discuss his philosophy of technology in PE as well as the positives and negatives to come out of COVID-19. Jarrod is a Physical Education teacher from country Victoria Australia, with a passion and enthusiasm for the role emerging technologies play within teaching and learning. He is first and foremost an advocate for lifelong movement and physical activity, however realises the power of 21st century technologies that can shape new age teaching pedagogies. Jarrod is known throughout the online community as “The PE Geek”, and authors a blog of the same name at www.thepegeek.com which has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers seeking effective use of 21st century tools in PE. He has presented Nationally and Internationally for over 8 years, running workshops in over 30 countries. His major interests lie within mobile learning which he believes is the perfect fit for the outdoor minded PE Teacher. As a result he has begun his own mobile development company, “The PE Geek Apps”, which builds mobile applications for teachers on both Android and iOS devices. His mobile applications have also won numerous awards throughout Australia and Overseas. He is also the founder of the ConnectedPE Conference & ConnectedPE Community which is working to change the way that professional development is delivered.
You Can't Be What You Can't See | BAME PE
47:36BAME PE, is a social change movement. They believe that physical education is for everybody. Therefore, everybody is welcome! In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Shrehan Lynch and Laura McBean about how we can start providing space for physical educators from minority backgrounds.
Let It Fly! | "Frisbee Rob" McLeod
47:09"Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador with 6 Guinness World Records and 13 World Championships in frisbee. In this episode we discuss what's possible with one of the cheapest pieces of equipment in your storeroom!