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Health and physical education: a new global statement of consensus (from a Polish perspective)


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Physical education has found itself in a difficult position; increasingly more voices are questioning its legitimisation on school curricula. There is an obvious need for performance standards and ways to measure the impact of physical education. Linking the benefits and outcomes of physical education to 21st Century core learning areas such as critical thinking, problem solving, the ability to operate with agility and adaptability, the ability to analyse information, communicate effectively and the ability to act innovatively, will be essential. One of the ways of enhancing its social value (and recognition) might be including and relaying more on health education. This paper draws some lines of direction for the pedagogy of these both subjects in the 21st Century referring to the Global Forum on Physical Education Pedagogy 2010 (GoFPEP 2010) and presenting its Statement of Consensus.







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  • School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls IA, USA
  • HOPSports, Inc., Valencia CA, USA
  • Methodology of Teaching Physical Education Department, Physical Education University, Poznań, Poland


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