Teaching physical education in English using CLIL methodology: a critical perspective

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2015
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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.
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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
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