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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education

For a Special Issue on
Realising curriculum possibilities: From creative readings to transformative practice

Abstract deadline
31 October 2021

Manuscript deadline
14 March 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dawn Penney, Edith Cowan University
[email protected]

Laura Alfrey, Monash University
[email protected]

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Realising curriculum possibilities: From creative readings to transformative practice

In recent years many official curricula internationally have articulated a futures orientation for learning in Health and Physical Education (HPE). Accompanying this, a growing line of research has begun to explore the possibilities that new curriculum specifications and changing social and policy contexts might collectively generate for HPE teaching and teacher education. Yet, the field arguably lacks a strong research base that articulates the transformative practice and advances in learning that can come from ‘creative readings’ of official curricula.

This special issue of Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education reflects that such a base has a critical role to play in shaping HPE futures in policy and practice. The special issue seeks to bring applied perspectives to the fore in extending understandings of the creative readings and curriculum possibilities that are being explored, how, why and with what effect, by HPE professionals across various international contexts.

The following questions point to some of the issues that it is hoped that contributions will engage with:

  • What curriculum possibilities are HPE professionals finding space and support to pursue in various national and institutional settings?
  • How is this pursuit of possibilities evidenced in HPE programs, pedagogy and/or assessment that speak to ‘transformation’ and/or ‘innovation’? and,
  • What impact are these developments having on students’ learning and/or their wider engagement in HPE, physical activity and sport?

The special issue seeks contributions that span all phases of education, linked to a range of official curriculum developments and varied theoretical perspectives.

Submission Instructions

A working title, 150 word abstract and author details (names and affiliations of all proposed contributors, email for corresponding author).

EOIs should be submitted by 31st October 2021 to Professor Dawn Penney – email: [email protected]

EOI review feedback will be provided to corresponding authors by 30 November 2021

Publication date is proposed for July 2022

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