Newman University Pro Vice-Chancellor co-authors book chapter

10/03/2022 by Leah Masters

Richard Medcalf

Professor Richard Medcalf, Newman University Pro Vice-Chancellor, has co-authored a chapter in the second edition of the book ‘An Introduction to Primary Physical Education’, which looks at inclusive practice in physical education.

Written exclusively by primary Physical Education specialists, the book (edited by Gerald Griggs and Vicky Randall) highlights the importance of Physical Education in the primary curriculum and the key issues facing primary teachers today. Now in its second edition, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of Physical Education in primary schools, and is the only textbook to cover the full sweep of the subject, from policy and curriculum developments to best practice and current debates. Professor Richard Medcalf has authored a chapter within the edited text alongside Carl Longmore from the University of Wolverhampton.

Professor Medcalf commented, “Our chapter on inclusive practice builds upon our previous work where we explore both moral and pedagogic issues, and how they play out within the physical environment in the primary PE classroom. As well as focussing on diverse experiences within the Physical Education culture, we highlight the need for a range of core learning opportunities for all children and young people who are considered as being on the spectrum of special educational need”.

Professor Medcalf has previously published a number of works within the area of inclusivity in sport and physical activity and continues to teach and research in the subject area of sport. Having recently taken up post as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Higher Education at Newman University, Richard is leading on the enhancement and improvement of the student experience, putting students at the heart of all activity at Newman.

An Introduction to Primary Physical Education is available to purchase from Routledge.

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