Primary Physical Education

Doherty, J and P. Brennan (2013) Physical Education 5 – 11: A Guide for Teachers (2nd Ed). London: Routledge.

Duncombe, R (ed) (2019) The Physical Development Needs of Young Children. London: Routledge.

Griggs, G. (ed) (2012) An Introduction to Primary Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Griggs, G. (2015) Understanding Primary Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Griggs, G and Petrie, K (eds) (2017) Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Howells, K., A. Carney., N. Castle and R. Little (2017) Mastering Primary Physical Education. London: Bloomsbury.

Lawrence, J (2017) Teaching Primary Physical Education (2nd Ed). London: Sage.

Pickard, A., and P. Maude (2021) Teaching Physical Education Creatively. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.

Pickup, I., and L. Price (2007) Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School: A Developmental Approach. London: Continuum.

Williams, A and J. Cliffe (2011) Primary PE: Unlocking the Potential. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill.


General Physical Education

Bailey, R and D. Kirk (eds) (2009) The Routledge Physical Education Reader. London: Routledge.

Chambers, F. C., D. Aldous and A. Bryant (2020) ‘Threshold Concepts in Physical Education: A Design Thinking Approach.’ London: Routledge.

Evans, J (2018) Physical Education, Sport and Schooling: Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education. London: Routledge

Fletcher, T., D. Ní Chróinín., D. Gleddie and Stephanie Beni (2021) Meaningful Physical Education: An Approach for Teaching and Learning. London: Routledge.

Green, K (2008) Understanding Physical Education. London: Sage.

Graham, G and E. Elliott (2016) Teaching Children and Adolescents Physical Education. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Kirk, D., D. Macdonald and M. O’Sullivan (eds) (2006) Handbook of Physical Education. London: Sage.

Kirk, D (2009) Physical Education Futures. London: Routledge.

Lavin, J. (2008) Creative Approaches to Physical Education: Helping children to achieve their true potential. London: Routledge.

Lumpkin, A (2020) Introduction to Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sports (11th Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Tannehill, D., H. Van der Mars and A. MacPhail (2013) Building Effective Physical Education. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning

Primary Education

Bower, V (2020) Debates in Primary Education. London: Routledge.

Driscoll, P., A. Lambirth and J. Roden (2015) The Primary Curriculum: A Creative Approach (2nd Ed). London: Sage.

Webster, M and S. Misra (2015) Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects. Maidenhead:McGraw-Hill Education.

Research and Contemporary Issues

Armour, K. and Macdonald, D (eds) (2012) Research Methods in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Capel, S., and S. Pitrowski (eds) (2013) Issues in Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Capel, S., and Blair, R. (eds) (2020) Debates in Physical Education. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.

Casey, A., T. Fletcher., L. Schaefer and D. Gleddie (2017) Conducting Practitioner Research in Physical Education and Youth Sport. London: Routledge.

Evans, J (2018) Physical Education, Sport and Schooling: Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education London: Routledge.

Hardman, K., and K. Green (2011) Contemporary Issues in Physical Education: International Perspectives. Maidenhead: Meyer & Meyer.

Lawson, H. A (2019) Redesigning Physical Education: An Equity Agenda in Which Every Child Matters London: Routledge.

Kirk, D (2019) Precarity, Critical Pedagogy and Physical Education London: Routledge.

Laker, A (2003) The Future of Physical Education. London: Routledge.  

O’Sullivan, M., and A. MacPhail (2010) Young People’s Voices in Physical Education and Youth Sport.  London: Routledge.

Ovens, A., T. Hopper and J. Butler (2012) Complexity Thinking in Physical Education: Reframing Curriculum, Pedagogy and Research. London: Routledge.

Piper, H., D. Garratt and B. Taylor (2015) Moral Panic in Physical Education and Coaching. London: Routledge.

Pringle, R., H. Larsson and G. Gerdin (2020) Critical Research in Sport, Health and Physical Education: How to Make a Difference London: Routledge

Standal, O (2016) Phenomenology and Pedagogy in Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Stolz, S. A (2014) The Philosophy of Physical Education: A new perspective. London: Routledge.

Tannehill, D., A. MacPhail., G. Halbert and F. Murphy (2012) Research and Practice in Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Watson, N. J., G. Jarvie and A. Parker (2020) Sport, Physical Education, and Social Justice Religious, Sociological, Psychological, and Capability Perspectives London: Routledge.

Whitehead, J., H.Telfer and J. Lambert (2013) Values in Youth Sport and Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Wright, J., D. Macdonald and L. Burrows (2004) Critical Inquiry and Problem–Solving in Physical Education London: Routledge.

The Teacher as a Professional

Howells, K., J. Lawrence and J. Roden (2020) Mentoring Teachers in the Primary School: A Practical Guide London: Routledge

MacPhail, A and H. Lawson (2020) School Physical Education and Teacher Education: Collaborative Redesign for the 21st Century. London: Routledge.

O’Sullivan, M and M. Parker (2019) Physical Education Teacher Education in a Global Policy Space London: Routledge.

Rossi, T., lisahunter., E. Christensen and D, Macdonald (2015) Workplace Learning in Physical Education: Emerging Teachers’ Stories from the Staffroom and Beyond. London: Routledge.

Stidder, G. (2015) Becoming a Physical Educator. London: Routledge.


Armour, K (ed) (2011) Sport Pedagogy: An Introduction for Teaching and Coaching. Harlow: Pearson.

Armour, K (2014) Pedagogical Cases in Physical Education and Youth Sport London: Routledge.

Casey, A., V. A. Goodyear and K. M. Armour (2017) Digital Technologies and Learning in Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Casey, A and D. Kirk (2020) Models-based Practice in Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Dyson, B., and A. Casey (2014) Cooperative Learning in Physical Education: A research based approach. London: Routledge.

Dyson, B and A. Casey (2016) Cooperative Learning in Physical Education and Physical Activity: A practical introduction. London: Routledge.

Ennis, C. D (2017) Routledge Handbook of Physical Education Pedagogies. London: Routledge.

Hay, P., and D. Penney (2012) Assessment in Physical Education: A Socio-cultural Perspective. London: Routledge.

Koekoek, J and I. van Hilvoorde (2019) Digital Technology in Physical Education Global Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Meltzler, M. W. (2015) Instructional Models in Physical Education. Arizona:Holcombe Hathaway Publishers.           

Rink, J (2019) Teaching Physical Education for Learning (8th Ed) New York: McGraw-Hill.

SueSee, B., M. Hewitt and S. Pill (2020) The Spectrum of Teaching Styles in Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Thorburn, M. (2017) Transformative Learning and Teaching in Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Tinning, R (2011) Pedagogy and Human Movement. London: Routledge.


Alstot, A. E and C. D. Alstot (2019) Behavior Management in Physical Education: A Practical Guide London: Routledge.

Andrews, C (2018) Addressing Special Educational Needs and Disability in the Curriculum: PE and Sports, Oxon: Routledge.

Dowling, F., H. Fitzgerald and A. Flintoff (2014) Equity and Difference in Physical Education, Youth Sport and Health: A Narrative Approach. London: Routledge.

Grenier, M. (2014) Physical Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Leeds: Human Kinetics.

Haegele, J. A., S. R. Hodge and D. R. Shapiro (2020) Routledge Handbook of Adapted Physical Education. London: Routledge.

Heck, S., and M. E. Block (2020) Inclusive Physical Education Around the World: Origins, Cultures, and Practices. London: Routledge.

Hodge, S., N. Murata., M. Block and L. Lieberman (2019) Case Studies in Adapted Physical Education: Empowering Critical Thinking New York: Routledge.

Horvat, M., L, Kalakian., R. Croce and V. Dahlstrom (2010) Developmental/Adapted Physical Education Making Ability Count (5th Eds) San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings

Knight, E and S. Chedzoy (2013) Physical Education in Primary School: Access for all. London: David Fulton Publishers

Lawson, H. A (2019) Redesigning Physical Education: An Equity Agenda in Which Every Child Matters New York: Routledge.

Morley, D., and R. Bailey (2006) Meeting the Needs of Your Most Able Pupils: Physical Education and Sport. London: David Fulton.

Morris, J (2013) Teaching Physical Education to Pupils with Special Educational Needs. Milton Keynes: Speechmark.

Rouse, P (2009) Inclusion in Physical Education. Leeds: Human Kinetics.

Stidder, G., and S. Hayes (2012) Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport. London: Routledge.

Vickerman, P and A. Maher (2018) Teaching Physical Education to Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (2nd Eds). London: Routledge.

Movement Development

Goodway, J. D., D. L. Gallahue and J. C. Ozmun (2019) Understanding Motor Development: Infants, Children Adolescents, Adults (8th edn). London: McGraw-Hill.

Gallahue, D.L. and F. Cleland-Donnelly (2007) Developmental Physical Education for All Children. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S. A. and M. Parker (2020) Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching Physical Education (10th edn). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Haywood, K. and Getchell, N (2019) Life Span Motor Development (7th edn). Leeds: Human Kinetics.

Whitehead, M (2010) Physical Literacy Throughout the Lifecourse. London: Routledge.

Whitehead, M (2019) Physical Literacy across the World . London: Routledge.

Early Years Physical Development

Archer, C and I. Siraj (2015) Encouraging Physical Development Through Movement-Play. London: Sage.

Cooper, L. and J. Doherty (2010) Physical Development: Supporting Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. London: Continuum.

Doherty, J and R. Bailey (2002) Supporting Physical Development in the Early Years. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Nurse, A. D (2009) Physical Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage. London: Routledge.

Nutkins, S., C. McDonald and M. Stephen (2013) ‘Play and risk’ Early Childhood and Education and Care. London: Sage.

O’Connor, A and A. Daly (2016) Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years: Linking bodies and minds. London: Routledge.

Soan, S and E. Hutton (2020) Universal Approaches to Support Children’s Physical and Cognitive Development in the Early Years. London: Routledge.

Swift, T (2017) Learning through Movement and Active Play in the Early Years. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Health, Physical Activity and Well Being

Cale, L., and J. Harris (2005) Exercise and Young people: Issues, Implications and Initiatives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Corbin, C. B. and K. E. McConnell (2014) Health Opportunities through Physical Education Champaign, IL:Human Kinetics.

Mansfield, L and J. Piggin (2018) Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health. London: Routledge.

Parizkova, J (2009) Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health in Early Life (2nd Eds). London: Routledge.

Piggin, J., L. Mansfield and M. Weed (2017) Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice. London: Routledge.