Public lecture: Dancing with the Health and Physical Education Mirror Ball: Curriculum Directions, Tensions and Research Projections
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- The Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education (HPE) will be implemented in Australian schools from 2014. Like a dazzling mirror ball, it represents all the richness and diversity of what those within and beyond the HPE field hope for in an HPE curriculum for the future. And as with a mirror ball, different aspects sparkle in the eyes of different stakeholders as they gaze at the ball from different perspectives. This has made, and continues to make, the curriculum design process a complex and exciting one. This presentation will introduce some of the key propositions for a futures-oriented HPE curriculum, where there has been debate and resistance, and what possibilities the experience offers for research (for years to come!).
Presenter: Doune Macdonald is Head of School and Professor of Health & Physical Education in the School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland. Doune’s educational background is in Health and Physical Education (HPE) and her research interests and work have addressed the challenges of curriculum reform and its impact upon teachers and teaching. In 2011, Doune was appointed by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority as the Lead Writer for the Australian HPE Shape Paper that outlines the direction for the HPE curriculum. Doune is a member of the Australian Council of Deans of Education, AIESEP Board (an International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education), the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine Advisory Council, the national Anti-Doping Research Program Panel, a Trustee of Brisbane Grammar School and serves on the editorial boards of Sport, Education and Society and Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy.
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