HPE teachers' understanding of socially critical pedagogy and the New Zealand Health and Physical Education curriculum

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dc.contributor.author McIntyre, J en
dc.contributor.author Philpot, Roderick en
dc.contributor.author Smith, Wayne en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-20T02:48:30Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-07 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Physical Educator, July 2016, 49 (2), 5 - 9 en
dc.identifier.issn 1178-1076 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31626 en
dc.description.abstract In 1999, New Zealand’s new Health and Physical Education curriculum (HPENZC) marked a significant shift in philosophy and its professed socially critical perspective invited practitioners to rethink the purposes of physical education and modify their teaching practices. This paper reports the findings of a research project that sought to find out how practicing teachers understand and incorporate a socially critical perspective into their teaching. Data were gathered through semi-structured interviews with six practicing health and physical education (HPE) teachers. The content analysis reveals different understandings of socially critical pedagogy that represent varied interpretations of the curriculum document. We conclude that the HPE teachers’ interpretations may lead to a focus on individual student behaviours rather than a challenge to the social structures that influence these behaviours. This may serve to work in tension with the espoused aims of HPENZC by reinforcing healthism rather than challenging it. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher PENZ Physical Education New Zealand en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Physical Educator en
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dc.title HPE teachers' understanding of socially critical pedagogy and the New Zealand Health and Physical Education curriculum en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 5 en
pubs.volume 49 en
dc.description.version VoR - Version of Record en
pubs.author-url http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=247164807965620;res=IELHSS en
pubs.end-page 9 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 531595 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Curriculum and Pedagogy en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-06-27 en


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