Is fun a necessary part of good physical education? Or are there other, more profound experiences that might be more important for young people?
Our discussion with Greg Dryer explores meaning and value of physical education in young people’s lives, what we know about meaningful experiences, and what might be ways that we can support meaningfulness in our practices.
The discussion is shaped by a critical perspective, and we ask questions about privilege, marginalised identities and the taken-for-granted ideology of sport as promoting positive youth development.
Greg Dryer is founder and Director of the Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity (Twitter @cpesa_kingston) that sits in the School of Education at Kingston University. The Centre’s mission is to make physical education, sport and physical activity, meaningful, relevant and wonderful for all young people by aligning excellent teaching, research and practice.
Before moving into higher education, Greg was Head of PE at 3 large inner London schools during the course of a 17-year teaching career.
Away from university, Greg launched miMove in 2019. miMove is an app that allows practitioners to support young people in developing a physical activity habit and provides the data for schools to monitor impact, review and celebrate their work in PE and Sport.
For more information go to mimoveapp.com
Greg and his team are always looking to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organisations as they believe this is the only route to sustained progress.
You can follow Greg on Twitter @Greg_Dryer