Enrolment, content and assessment : A review of examinable senior secondary (16–19 year olds) physical education courses : An international perspective

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Whittle, Rachael Jayne, Benson, Amanda Clare and Telford, Amanda. (2017). Enrolment, content and assessment : A review of examinable senior secondary (16–19 year olds) physical education courses : An international perspective. Curriculum Journal. 28(4), pp. 598-625. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585176.2017.1318770
AuthorsWhittle, Rachael Jayne, Benson, Amanda Clare and Telford, Amanda
Abstract

Senior secondary physical education courses for certification continue to attract increasing student enrolments amidst international concerns for the state and status of physical education in schools. Curricula analysis of senior secondary physical education has typically focussed on courses in local contexts. This review aims to contribute to the current discussion around physical education curricula through a document analysis of 15 senior secondary physical education courses for certification. Results from the analysis of curricula documents reveal similarities in subject aims, objectives and rationales, subject specific content and assessment. Senior secondary physical education is firmly based in both the biophysical and sociocultural fields of study and draws on a broad range of disciplines from which to study human movement. The stated rationales of the courses reviewed suggested that an understanding of the complex interrelationships between content areas underpins senior secondary physical education; however content was mostly prescribed in stand-alone units. This review identified more similarities than differences in content and assessment practices in senior secondary physical education, a point of distinction between the courses reviewed was those that assess physical performance and those that do not. Internal assessment provided for a variety of tasks to determine student learning, however, external assessment was dominated by a written examination.

Keywordsphysical education; senior secondary education; assessment; curriculum; content; teaching
Year2017
JournalCurriculum Journal
Journal citation28 (4), pp. 598-625
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISSN0958-5176
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09585176.2017.1318770
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85018422410
Page range598-625
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Online02 Oct 2017
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Accepted05 Apr 2017
Deposited21 Jul 2023
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