Gareth: The Beauty of the iPad for Revolutionising Learning in Physical Education

Kathleen M. Armour, Gareth Evans, Matt Bridge, Mark Griffiths, Sam Lucas

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Gareth Evans is more interested in student learning than traditional ways of teaching, and claims that the iPad and the apps to which it gives access are effective for engaging a range of students. Gareth's narrative is considered from three perspectives: neurophysiology, motor learning and situated learning. In the pedagogical and practitioner analyses, Dewey's concept of learning continuity illustrates the challenges of developing effective and dynamic pedagogies of technology and the need for researchers and practitioners to work together to address practice challenges. The beauty of the iPad is its adaptability and the diverse ways in which it can be used, for example, as a tool to challenge students to reach their potential and to engage students and provide excitement in lessons. One of the most significant advances in neuroscience is the move away from the traditional view of the brain being unable to adapt beyond its initial development during early life.


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