An exploration of the use of technology in primary school physical education

Date: 01.08.2013
Technology is one of the fastest growing areas of the global economy and it is recognised as having a major influence on the world`s health through its integration in education (Miniwatts Marketing Group, 2010). Technology too is at the heart of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and schools are expected to integrate it both to enhance learning and teaching across each subject area, and to further the technological development of today`s young `digital natives` (Prensky, 2001). This paper seeks to explore the effectiveness of current technology and current use of technology in a quality primary school physical education (PE) through the exploration of two main issues: (1) what constitutes a quality PE experience? (2) in what ways does the use of technology influence the quality of the physical education experience?