A new book exploring physical education at primary level, edited by UCFB’s Dr. Gerald Griggs, is now available.

The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education goes further than any other book in exploring the specific theoretical and practical components of teaching physical education at primary or elementary school level.

Led by UCFB Etihad Campus Head of Academics Gerald, and Dr Kirsten Petrie of the University of Waikato, New Zealand, the book sees contributions from over 30 leading international primary PE specialists from academic and practitioner backgrounds from across five continents.

As the most comprehensive review of theory, research and practice in primary PE yet published, it represents an essential evidence-based guide for all students, researchers and practitioners working in this area.

Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, this handbook is an invaluable reference for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in physical education, or any primary teacher training course with a physical education element.

Gerald said: “Producing a text that has relevance to practitioners of primary physical education across the globe has remained a significant challenge. This text shows for the first time that it can be done.

“To date, there have been few texts published concerning primary physical education. This book will make a significant contribution to the literature.”

Dr. Gerald Griggs is one of the world’s leading academics in the field of primary physical education.

Click here to buy the Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education.