Literacy Issues and HPE

Rossi, Tony & Ryan, Mary E. (2006) Literacy Issues and HPE. In Tinning, Richard, McCuaig, Louise, & Hunter, Lisa (Eds.) Teaching Health and Physical Education in Australian Schools. Pearson Press, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.

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Over the last thirty years, there has been a significant 'social turn' away from individualistic behaviour and cognition, towards a greater focus on social and cultural interaction (Gee, 2000). Gee points to the multiple movements within this social turn, significant among them are postmodernism, poststructuralism (see Fairclough, 2000; Fowler, 1997; Lather, 1995; Lyotard, 1984) and the New Literacies Studies, all of which are centred around the notion of discourses. Health and Physical Education (HPE) are not immune to this social turn, and are implicated by the competing discourses of personal health, public health, fitness, body image, skill and technique learning, games concept learning, scientific rationale and competition, to name but a few, which allegedly underpin the pedagogical work of HPE, and draw upon multiple modes of meaning. Consequently, educators have had to embrace the idea of HPE as part of a multiliteracies agenda – a term that has emerged from the New Literacy Studies (Gee, 2000). This chapter explores the ways in which a mulitliteracies framework can be used to frame the pedagogies of Health and physical Education.

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ID Code: 2548
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Health and Physical Education, multiliteracies, curriculum, pedagogy
ISBN: 9780733974007
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Pearson Press
Deposited On: 14 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 06:11

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