The contribution of Physical Education and sport to Health and Wellbeing: a comparison of Primary School Physical Education teaching in England and Kenya using Autoethnograpy.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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During the Summer in 2013 the researcher spent six weeks teaching physical education to primary school children in a private orphanage in North West Kenya. The research aims to explore the literature on teaching physical education in Kenya and England and to evaluate the researcher’s experiences living and teaching in a private orphanage. Comparisons are made between the English and Kenyan education systems and the status of physical education and sport in each country. The qualitative data or field text collected throughout the teaching experience was recorded in a Diary. The field text was a series of personal and participant observations of the children in the orphanage. These findings were analysed using reflective commentary once the researcher returned to the United Kingdom. Specific events were chosen to illustrate the role of physical education in primary schools and the cultural and educational challenges facing the orphans. These events were described using Autoethnography and evaluated using reflective commentary. In conclusion the research provided a valuable opportunity to reflect on a very exciting time in Kenya. However it also enabled the researcher to provide essential feedback to the charity and the orphanage about preparing future volunteers.
DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
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