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Ben Kirk

Ben Kirk BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Physical Education

Summary

I teach on the BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport undergraduate degree course.

I lead the Level 5 Developing Professional Practice module and Level 6 Dissertation module. In my role as placement coordinator, I am responsible for managing the placement experience for all students on the course.

I am currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education, examining the experiences of primary PE specialist teachers.

  • About

    I graduated from Sheffield Hallam in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Youth Sport.

    I then completed a PGCE in secondary PE at Hallam, and was subsequently employed as a Lecturer in Sport at The Sheffield College, where I led a range of modules on the BTEC Sport/Sport and Exercise Science and Access to HE (Sport) courses.

    I returned to Sheffield Hallam as a Lecturer in PE in 2013 and have taught on a number of modules across the BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport undergraduate degree route.

    I currently lead the Level 5 Developing Professional Practice module and Level 6 Dissertation module. In my role as placement coordinator, I am responsible for managing the placement experience for all students on the course.

    I completed an MA in Education at SHU in 2015 and began a Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) in 2016. The focus of this research is the experiences of primary PE specialist teachers.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Primary School PE

  • Teaching

    Courses

    BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport

    Dissertation
    Developing Professional Practice 1/2/3
    The Politics of PE

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Morley, D., Banks, T., Haslingden, C., Kirk, B., Parkinson, S., Van Rossum, T., ... Maher, A. (2020). Including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities in mainstream secondary physical education: A revisit study. European Physical Education Review. http://doi.org/10.1177/1356336x20953872

    Cope, E., Bailey, R., Parnell, D., & Kirk, B. (2018). What young children identify as the outcomes of their participation in sport and physical activity. Health Behavior and policy review, 5 (1), 103-113. http://doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.5.1.11

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