Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education

ISSN

25742981

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

School

School of Education

RAS ID

32087

Funders

Australian Government Research training Program (RTP) Monash University Australia

Comments

Young, L., O’Connor, J., Alfrey, L., & Penney, D. (2020). Assessing physical literacy in health and physical education. Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/25742981.2020.1810582

Abstract

© 2020 Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. This paper utilises Bernstein's theorising of curriculum and pedagogical relations to analyse Physical Literacy (PL) assessment with implications for the field of Health and/Physical Education (H/PE). It acknowledges the significance of assessment for what knowledge and skills are valued in PL and in turn, H/PE. PL takes different forms and is assessed in a range of ways. Bernstein's concepts of classification and framing are used to analyse six PL assessment tools identified through a systematic review of literature. Findings suggest that current PL assessment tools mainly feature strong classification and framing, pointing towards enactment of PL that both tightens and narrows curriculum and pedagogic possibilities. Examples are also identified with weaker classification and framing. We conclude that PL and its assessment, could have a role to play in opening up the domains considered important for lifelong and life wide participation, across schooling and community, individually tailored to accommodate student ownership and voice. Or not.

DOI

10.1080/25742981.2020.1810582

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Diverse, equitable, informed and productive communities, schools and workplaces

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