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The promoting active lifestyles (PAL) project: a principle-based approach to pedagogical change

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posted on 08.01.2021, 13:44 by Jo Harris, Lorraine CaleLorraine Cale, Oliver HooperOliver Hooper
This paper presents findings on physical education (PE) trainees’ and teachers’ attempts to design and implement authentic curricular experiences, within the constraints of a neoliberalist context. It involved adopting a principle-based approach to promoting active lifestyles designed to align PE trainees’ and teachers’ health-related philosophies and pedagogies. The promoting active lifestyles (PAL) project was framed by social cognitive theory and the social ecological model and adopted a qualitative explanatory case study approach. Participants were secondary school PE trainees and teachers involved in a University-based Initial Teacher Education partnership in the East Midlands in England. The 32 participants were involved in professional development which included co-constructing and implementing PAL principles in the schools in which they were employed or undertaking their placement. All participants viewed the PAL principles positively and were able to implement at least some of them. Participants experienced unanticipated benefits beyond increased physical activity such as improved pupil behaviour. Many participants described transformative and enduring changes to their health-related philosophies and pedagogies. This low cost, flexible principle-based approach to pedagogical change addresses calls for evidence-based PE-for-health pedagogies and the development of possibilities that acknowledge the complexity of supporting physical educators to become more effective promoters of physical activity.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

The Curriculum Journal

Volume

32

Issue

1

Pages

87 - 102

Publisher

Wiley

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© British Educational Research Association

Publisher statement

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: HARRIS, J., CALE, L. and HOOPER, O., 2021. The promoting active lifestyles (PAL) project: a principle‐based approach to pedagogical change. The Curriculum Journal, 32 (1), pp.87-102, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/curj.99. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

Acceptance date

09/12/2020

Publication date

2020-12-30

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0958-5176

eISSN

1469-3704

Language

en

Depositor

Prof Jo Harris. Deposit date: 6 January 2021