Digital technologies: Enhancing pedagogy and extending opportunities for learning in senior secondary physical education?

Dawn Penney, Paul Newhouse, Andrew Jones, Alistair Campbell

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This chapter draws on research that has explored the use of digital technologies in the context of examination-based assessment in senior secondary physical education in Western Australia (WA). It discusses the potential that digital technologies present to enhance pedagogy in senior physical education teaching and extends learning opportunities in the subject. Pedagogical innovation is particularly considered in relation to linkages between traditionally distinct 'theory' and 'practical' course components and the 'personalization' of learning that is associated with the use of digital technologies. The use of digital technologies is identified as supporting the development of authentic, 'integrated' learning experiences, and greater inclusivity through enhanced recognition of different abilities at the point of summative assessment. Attention is also drawn, however, to the need to further explore issues of equity amidst the development of assessment and pedagogies utilizing digital technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environments
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781613500743
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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