Teaching physical education in English using CLIL methodology: a critical perspective
Relatively little research has been carried out in Europe on teaching Physical Education (PE) in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) using the CLIL method. Although CLIL is widely used throughout Europe, the PE content is often limited merely to technical-practical skills without any significant links to a socio-cultural context, critical thinking and/or knowledge acquisition. The aim of this study is to integrate CLIL with the epistemological perspective of critical pedagogy applied to physical education (Kirk, 2014). A theoretical 'deconstructive' method will be used to provide guidelines for teaching physical education through CLIL. A cultural content based on language, culture and knowledge 'in action' (Schön, 1987) will be proposed.
Fazio, Alessandra Isidori, Emanuele Chiva Bartoll, Óscar 2015 Teaching physical education in English using CLIL methodology: a critical perspective Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 186 918 926