Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Physical education in a post-COVID world: a blended-gamified approach

Blain, Dylan Owen, Standage, Martyn and Curran, Thomas ORCID: 0000-0003-2443-5079 (2022) Physical education in a post-COVID world: a blended-gamified approach. European Physical Education Review. ISSN 1356-336X

[img] Text (1356336x221080372) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

Download (2MB)

Identification Number: 10.1177/1356336X221080372

Abstract

How does the education sector recover following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? Much enthusiasm exists to imagine how teaching practices can be enriched within the so-called ‘new normal.’ The physical and mental health benefits associated with school physical education have attracted considerable attention during the pandemic. Capitalizing on the raised awareness of the many positive contributions of school physical education, a pressing priority is to now reengage children with physical activity in a manner that promotes enjoyable experiences and adaptive engagement with movement. In this paper, we draw from self-determination theory, physical literacy theory and socioecological perspectives to present the case for blended-gamified approaches as a means of reimagining physical education in a post-pandemic world. To support all young people to lead healthy and active lifestyles, we propose the use of a systematic and evidence-based approach to programme development, evaluation and implementation. Such an approach will aid in establishing what works, when, for whom and in which context.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/epe
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 15:24
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2022 08:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/114307

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics