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Complexity Thinking in Physical Education


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Chapter 1. Complexity thinking in Physical Education; Reframing pedagogy, curriculum and research - Alan Ovens, Tim Hopper, Joy Butler Chapter 2. Complexity of Intervention: Implementing Curricula in the Authentic World of Schools - Catherine Ennis Chapter 3. Introducing Conditions of Complexity in the Context of Scottish Physical Education - Mike Jess, Nicola Carse and Matthew Atencio Chapter 4. Complexity, Equity and Critical Approaches to Physical Education - Katie Fitzpatrick Chapter 5. Affordance networks and the complexity of learning - Alan Ovens & Kath Godber Chapter 6. Intentionality, Coordination dynamics and the complexity of human movement - Wayne Smith Chapter 7. Ongoing adaptation as a feature of complexity: Further thoughts and possible ideas for pedagogy in physical activity - Anthony Rossi & Timothy Carroll Chapter 8. "Another damned, thick, square book!" Tracing learning theory in physical education textbooks, 1900-2010 - Ellen Singleton Chapter 9. Enabling Constraints: Co-creating Situated Learning in Inventing Games - Joy Butler and Claire Robson Chapter 10. Effective Learning Design for the Individual: A Nonlinear Pedagogical Approach in Physical Education - Jia Yi Chow, Ian Renshaw, Chris Button, Keith Davids, Clara Tan Wee Keat Chapter 11. A nonlinear pedagogy for sports teams as social neurobiological systems: How teams can harness self-organization tendencies - Chris Button, Jia-Yi Chow, Bruno Travassos, Luis Vilar, Ricardo Duarte, Pedro Passos, Duarte Araujo and Keith Davids Chapter 12. Emergence in School Integrated Teacher Education for elementary PE teachers: Mapping a complex learning system - Tim Hopper Chapter 13. The "Complex Thinking" paradigm in Physical Education Teacher Education: Perspectives about the "reflective practitioner" concept in France - Nathalie Wallian and Ching-Wei Chang Chapter 14. Modification by Adaptation: Proposing Another Pedagogical Principle for TGfU - Karen Pagnano Richardson, Deborah Sheehy, Timothy Hopper Chapter 15. Thinking about complexity thinking for physical education - Richard Tinning and Anothony Rossi

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Dr Alan Ovens is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy at The University of Auckland. His research interests are in the area of teacher education and educational sociology. He coordinates the Faculty's Special Interest Network in Complexity (SINC) and leads a Research Network in HPE Teacher Education. Dr Tim Hopper is an associate professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are in the areas of teacher education, physical education (PE) and how complexity thinking informs learning. Dr Joy Butler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at The University of British Columbia. Her research interests are in the areas of teacher education, constructivist learning theory, complexity thinking and situated ethics. She is active in international scholarship, organization, and advocacy for TGfU.

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