Embedding authentic learning in the curriculum: exploring students’ experiences of delivering Physical Education sessions to children with SEND.

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference


Students on the BSc Physical Education and School Sport course at Hartpury University experience teaching Physical Education lessons to children with SEND (Special Educational needs and/or disability) as part of one of their modules. This experience is often valued by students and accompanied by challenges that they learn to overcome throughout the module.

This study aimed to explore students' experiences of engaging in authentic learning whilst delivering Physical Education sessions to children with SEND. This presentation was co-created with one of the undergraduate students who shared a ‘narrative piece’ with the audience, reflecting on significant moments, impact and advice for teaching staff to support curriculum design.
Period16 Jun 2023
Event titleHartpury University Teaching and Learning Conference 2023
Event typeConference


  • teaching and learning
  • unique learning environments
  • UG teacher development
  • PE and School Sport
  • SEND