Title

Digital technologies: Enhancing pedagogy and extending opportunities for learning in senior secondary physical education?

Document Type

Book Chapter

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Education / Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies

RAS ID

12804

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Penney, D. E., Newhouse, C. P., Jones, A. C., & Campbell, A. B. (2011). Digital technologies: Enhancing pedagogy and extending opportunities for learning in senior secondary physical education?. In Le, Thao, Le Quynh (Eds.). Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environments. (pp. 15-27). Location: IGI global. Original book available here

Abstract

This chapter draws on research that has explored the use of digital technologies in the context of examination-based assessment in senior secondary physical education in Western Australia (Wa). It discusses the potential that digital technologies present to enhance pedagogy in senior physical education teaching and extends learning opportunities in the subject. Pedagogical innovation is particularly considered in relation to linkages between traditioally distinct 'theory' and 'practical' course components and the 'personalization' of learning that is associated with the use of digital technologies. The use of digital technologies is identified as supporting the development of authentic, 'integrated' learning experiences, and greater inclusivity through enhanced recognition of different abilitiies at the pooint of summative assessment. Attention is also drawn, however, to the needd of further explore issues of equity amidst the development of assessment and pedagogies utilizing digital technologies.