The purpose of this anthology is a better understanding of the many different developments of physical education and school sport after almost two decades of the 21st century and a comparison of the current status of physical education and school sport (PESS) across countries in Europe. For better comparisons of the different unique developments between the European countries a basic set of eight criteria (A-H) have been identified for each chapter of a country review. This set of criteria includes: A. Important items of the current national school system (briefly on primary, secondary schools), B. Historical background and development of compulsory PESS (at least after World War II), C. Aims and objectives of current PESS curricula and teaching concepts of PESS, D. Promotion of active learning with physical activities at school, E. Extra-curricular settings at school and current developments of physical activities of stakeholders outside schools in collaboration with schools and active communities, F. Purpose, structure, aims and objectives of PESS teacher training, G. Current research/evaluation items, findings and results of PESS studies in the country, H. Needs and items of new cross-border and EU-based PESS research studies. The book is divided into three parts. Part One includes general items of the development of PESS in Europe. The second part comprises about 20 different country reviews all written by national experts. Part Three documents a comparative analysis of the country reviews about health development and motor competences, psycho-social benefits of PE with support of cognitive growth and other common items of development, e.g. community-based networks of PESS and new challenges for PE teacher training.
An illustrated guide to anatomy and biomechanics for aerialists who want to optimize their performance and train safely Specifically designed for aerialists-including those who do trapeze, silks, and other aerial arts- Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts is an invaluable resource for those who want to optimize their performance and train safely. Using a biomechanical and movement-based approach, Emily Scherb-a physical therapist who specializes in the care, treatment, and education of circus performers-explains the anatomical rationale for progressions of learning and demonstrates simple movements to achieve the coordination, muscular control, strength, and fitness to hang with correct form, how to progress from hanging into a pull up, an inversion, and beyond with a strong center, precise muscle sequencing, and ease of movement. Aerialists will learn how bones, joints, muscles, and soft tissues allow for specific movements and gain an appreciation for concepts of proximal stability. This full-color illustrated guide lays a solid foundation for beginners and advanced students with a wealth of insights into their own performance as well as refreshers on fundamentals in warm ups and conditioning. It explains how to structure a training session, how to care for injuries, and best practices for basic self first aid.
Reinforce your students´ understanding throughout their course with this guide packed full of reliable content and sample questions and answers with commentary. Written by best-selling authors of our My Revision Notes and teachers with extensive examining experience, this guide can help your students to improve their exam technique and achieve their best. - Helps students identify what they need to know with a concise summary of the topics examined at A-level - Consolidates understanding through assessment tips and knowledge-check questions - Offers opportunities for students to improve their exam technique by consulting sample graded answers to exam-style questions - Develops independent learning and research skills - Provides the content students need to produce their own revision notes This guide covers the content and exam support you need for Paper 2: 1. Exercise physiology 2. Bio-mechanical movement 3. Sport psychology 4. Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport
Die USA gelten als die führende Sportnation. Doch was wissen wir wirklich über den amerikanischen Sport, außer dass Baseball, American Football und Cheerleading aus diesem Land stammen? Was versteht man unter Begriffen wie Athletics, Intercollegiate Sports, Intramural Sports, Title IX, Physical Education, Super Bowl oder dem ´´Y´´? Bisher gibt es nur wenig deutschsprachige Literatur über den amerikanischen Sport, seine Strukturen und Ausprägungsformen. Dieses Buch soll diese Lücke ein wenig schließen. Die einzelnen Beiträge, die von namhaften amerikanischen und deutschen Sportwissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftlern verfasst sind, zeigen, dass der Sport in den USA eine ganz andere Struktur als der deutsche Sport mit seinem Vereinswesen aufweist.
This volume provides comparative perspectives on issues related to education, culture, sustainable development and nation-building in India and Canada. It takes cognizance of current research in Indo-Canadian comparative studies and is meant to facilitate further research in these areas. It importantly highlights the trends and growth areas in comparative social science and humanities research between the countries. The chapters in this volume discuss the research that scholars have recently undertaken in both countries and the impact that such comparative research has on developing partnerships, learning methodologies, and socio-cultural narratives that empower interdisciplinary research. The chapter authors take up important issues related to community college development, mental health in education, multilingual education, indigenous populations and their education and development. They discuss issues related to bilateral and foreign trade agreements as well as policies of the two countries on climate change research. Lastly, they discuss indigenous performance cultures and sports in the two countries and the long history of migration from India to Canada. The volume is of interest to a wide readership from the humanities and social sciences, particularly readers interested in Indo-Canadian scholarship.
Many people are passionate about sport, yet few give thought to its role and importance in their lives - let alone its relationship to Christian faith. This book examines the potential of sports and challenges readers to consider how it relates to their deepest passions, behaviours, and actions, while providing newcomers to the field with a framework to help consider the connection between sports participation and faith-based values. Featuring academic writers from a range of disciplinary fields, including philosophy, theology, sports studies and education, Sport and Christianity: Practices for the Twenty-First Century sheds insight into the meaning of sports for Christians as participants and as practitioners. Divided into practises for the mind, for the heart, and for moral life, the numerous topics include the value of play in sports, sports as a means for dialogue between faith traditions, sports as a place to cultivate virtue and the Christian spiritual life, and prayer and religious experiences in sports The result is a text that promotes new ways of thinking about the sports-Christianity relationship while at the same time developing a deeper understanding of the place of sports in our everyday lives.