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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM374: Current Issues in Physical Education (PE)

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks), term 2 (11 weeks) and term 3 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Will Katene (Convenor)





Available via distance learning



The last 20 years have witnessed a rapid expansion in research and knowledge concerning the many factors that influence Physical Education (PE). These include issues such as the context within which PE teachers work; what teachers think about when they are planning and teaching; and the knowledge that is required to teach effectively. More recently, research in the field has begun to provide insights into what PE teachers feel about their role; their lives as teachers; and what pupils themselves feel about the PE they experience in schools.


This module will provide you with an insight into recent research findings related to issues surrounding the teaching and learning of PE, and offers opportunities for you to research, present, discuss and debate current issues such as ‘competition versus cooperation’. There are no prerequisites for this module, however, it is recommended that you have some experience in teaching PE in primary and/or secondary schools.


This module is available in blended and distance learning modes. Students enrolled on the blended route will be    expected to attend three days of taught seminar/workshops during the course of the module. Students enrolled on the distance learning route will be expected to access these seminars online and complete relevant directed study tasks.

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