Experiences and Outcomes of Preschool Physical Education: an analysis of developmental discourses in Scottish curricular documentation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/576438
Title:
Experiences and Outcomes of Preschool Physical Education: an analysis of developmental discourses in Scottish curricular documentation
Authors:
McEvilly, Nollaig
Abstract:
This article provides an analysis of developmental discourses underpinning preschool physical education in Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence. Implementing a post-structural perspective, the article examines the preschool experiences and outcomes related to physical education as presented in the Curriculum for Excellence ‘health and wellbeing’ documentation. The article interrogates the ways in which developmental discourses are evident throughout this and related documentation and how these discourses might ‘work’ to produce specific effects on practitioners and children as they are deployed and taken up in Scottish preschool education contexts. This analysis involves speculating about potential consequences for practitioners' and children's experiences and subjectivities. In conclusion, it is suggested that practitioners should critically engage with the curriculum, as uncritical acceptance of the discourses underpinning it could lead to practices that may have negative consequences. Furthermore, the article proposes that future research should investigate the ways in which the discourses privileged in the Curriculum for Excellence ‘health and wellbeing’ documentation are taken up and negotiated in Scottish preschool settings.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
McEvilly, N. (2014). Experiences and outcomes of preschool physical education: an analysis of developmental discourses in Scottish curricular documentation. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 15(1), 29-39. DOI: 10.2304/ciec.2014.15.1.29
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
Publication Date:
3-Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/576438
DOI:
10.2304/ciec.2014.15.1.29
Additional Links:
http://cie.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.2304/ciec.2014.15.1.29
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1463-9491
Appears in Collections:
Sport and Exercise Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorMcEvilly, Nollaigen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-03T10:10:36Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-03T10:10:36Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03-03en
dc.identifier.citationMcEvilly, N. (2014). Experiences and outcomes of preschool physical education: an analysis of developmental discourses in Scottish curricular documentation. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 15(1), 29-39. DOI: 10.2304/ciec.2014.15.1.29en
dc.identifier.issn1463-9491en
dc.identifier.doi10.2304/ciec.2014.15.1.29en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/576438en
dc.description.abstractThis article provides an analysis of developmental discourses underpinning preschool physical education in Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence. Implementing a post-structural perspective, the article examines the preschool experiences and outcomes related to physical education as presented in the Curriculum for Excellence ‘health and wellbeing’ documentation. The article interrogates the ways in which developmental discourses are evident throughout this and related documentation and how these discourses might ‘work’ to produce specific effects on practitioners and children as they are deployed and taken up in Scottish preschool education contexts. This analysis involves speculating about potential consequences for practitioners' and children's experiences and subjectivities. In conclusion, it is suggested that practitioners should critically engage with the curriculum, as uncritical acceptance of the discourses underpinning it could lead to practices that may have negative consequences. Furthermore, the article proposes that future research should investigate the ways in which the discourses privileged in the Curriculum for Excellence ‘health and wellbeing’ documentation are taken up and negotiated in Scottish preschool settings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://cie.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.2304/ciec.2014.15.1.29en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Contemporary Issues in Early Childhooden
dc.titleExperiences and Outcomes of Preschool Physical Education: an analysis of developmental discourses in Scottish curricular documentationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalContemporary Issues in Early Childhooden
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