The Voices of Children, Aged 10-11 Years Old: Physical Education and the Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research in England

By Barry Costas.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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This paper has evolved out of a much larger doctoral thesis which looked specifically at the voices of Year Six children in the Olympic borough of Hackney in East London. The data collected contributes to an existing body of knowledge where the vast majority of the work on learner experiences has been concerned with the core subjects and with secondary schooling. The re-emergence of learner experience as a pedagogical approach to inform curriculum design is encouraged throughout. The data collected showed that children do value their health, and were asking for a greater range of physical activities to be made available to them.

Keywords: Children, Physical Education, Pedagogy, Learning, Pupil Voice

International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2014, pp.121-131. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 1, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 871.928KB)).

Dr. Barry Costas

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK