#opencpd is innovative, accessible, evidence-based and relevant, career-long continuing professional development that supports the professional learning of practitioners in physical education and youth sport.
This website provides information on these core activities and our open access evidence base. CPD materials, reports, videos, MOOCs and research papers are accessible and aim to support the continuing professional development of physical education teachers and youth sport coaches.
Changing the practices of CPD providers based on research evidence
Changing the design, content and delivery of CPD programmes & activities
Changing the ways in which
CPD is evaluated
Changing the way in which CPD materials are accessed
To determine the content, decide how content should be presented or organised, and understand the degree of interaction required by the teacher, there needs to be a process of observation and active interaction with students.
The teacher can question students to validate their interpretations of student learning, observe students performing in their lessons and/or use data and evidence from the school or home about the student. The key message about diagnosing is that diagnosis is underpinned by a focus on what students do.
Supporting students or groups in a way that allows them to make rapid progress in their learning.
The type of response is based upon teachers’ knowledge of the students, their understanding of the situation, and how students are progressing in their learning.
In this way, effective and developmentally appropriate responses cannot be predefined and may vary from student to student or group to group. However, the type of response should be both contextually relevant and conducive to the overarching aims of learning.
Teachers should know the impact of their practice to determine if students’ learning has progressed, if they have the capacity to progress further without teacher direct support, or if they require support in their learning.
For this to be achieved, the teacher may question students on their understanding or performance in the task or observe students’ performance of the task.
Evaluation however, also involves teachers evaluating their learning to consider if and how they are effectively prepared to support their students individual learning needs.
This resource has been developed by the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
It is led by pedagogy academics who have extensive experience of supporting PE teachers, through online CPD, video blogging and social media.
I'm a previous teacher, now lecturer working with teachers and youth in schools. Hope your ready for an interactive, engaging and fun time.
As a teacher and researcher in PE and youth sport, I'm looking forward to working with you in developing new ideas for quality practice in PE
I am an academic, teacher and researcher and I am passionate about CPD. I look forward to sharing ideas and learning alongside you.
I am interested in the characteristics of effective CPD in physical education and I have worked with the Youth Sport Trust.