School physical education and learning about health: pedagogical strategies for using social media

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This chapter considers school physical education, pedagogical strategies and the role of social media in supporting young people's learning about health. I consider what can be learned from the case studies developed from Goodyear, Armour & Wood's (2017) research project, the wider research literature, and some of the implications for pedagogical strategies and teachers' professional learning. I conclude that physical educators can contribute to young people's critical health literacy, develop pedagogies of affect, and deploy social media forms and contents in critical and positive ways. This work will be challenging for physical educators in the face of the pervasive influence of social media in young people's lives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYoung People, Social Media and Health
EditorsVictoria Goodyear, Kathleen Armour
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2018


  • physical education
  • social media
  • health

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