SESSION 7C, PHYSICAL EDUCATION - 1- Developing personal and social responsibility within Primary Physical Education: Pedagogies, teaching and assessment methods



Basic Topics
  1. Introduction to the principles of the Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) PE instructional model (Hellison, 2003) 
  2. Use Hellison’s model for designing and implementing PE lesson plans for EDC/HRE. 

The duration of the session is 9 hours (3 reading + 3 learning + 3 working/practicing)


The Objectives of this session are:

  • Develop students’ ability to design and implement educational programmes for EDC/HRE within primary school Physical Education (PE) by taking into account the interplay between ecological systems.
  • Familiarise students with key instructional tools for the establishment and promotion of a democratic culture within PE lessons.
Learning outcomes

After completion of the session students will:

  1. To familiarize students with the connection between positive youth development and democratic learning
  2. To enable students to develop PE lesson plans by using strategies & methodologies that focus on the establishment of an ecologically relevant democratic culture 
Outcomes and CDC
  • Knowledge and critical understanding
    • Knowledge and critical understanding of the self
      • 1804: Can explain how his/her personal characteristics influence his/her behaviour in different situations (basic/intermediate)
  • Values
    • Valuing human dignity and human rights
      • 101: Argues that human rights should always be protected and respected (basic)
    • Valuing cultural diversity
      • 202: Promotes the view that one should always strive for mutual understanding and meaningful dialogue between people and groups who are perceived to be “different” from one another (basic)
  • Attitudes
    • Respect
      • 501: Gives space to others to express themselves (basic)
      • 502: Expresses respect for other people as equal human beings
    • Civic-mindedness
      • 601: Expresses a willingness to co-operate and work with others (basic)
      • 602: Collaborates with other people for common interest causes (basic)
      • 603: Expresses readiness to contribute to improving the situation of other people in the community (basic)
    • Responsibility
      • 705: Meets personal commitments to others on time (intermediate) 
    • Self-Efficacy
      • 813: Expresses a belief in his/her own ability to select appropriate methods for accomplishing tasks (intermediate)
  • Skills
    • Autonomous Learning Skills
      • 1140: Accomplishes learning tasks independently (basic)
    • Analytical and critical thinking skills
      • 1102: Can use explicit and specifiable criteria, principles or values to make judgments


A series of resources that the student teacher must study in this session and a series of additional resources for further study.

A full paper and additional e-lessons on the topics of the session and additional interactive presentation of the materials, for the student teachers to study all the materials in a row.

A series of authentic, up to date and relevant activities with their accompanying materials, which deliver the intended learning outcomes of the session and are carried out face to face or E-learning with groups of student teachers.

Several types of questions to evaluate how much the student teachers have learned throughout the session (reading material, learning material and workshop).