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I am a Senior Lecturer in Education specialising in Physical Education. I am Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Top degree in PE, Sport and Physical Activity. I also work across the Secondary PGCE PE, Primary PGCE and Primary BA programmes.
I have worked in the secondary school sector for 17 years, teaching in and leading PE Departments in a range of schools, as well as holding other leadership and pastoral positions. I moved into Higher Education in 2019 to support teacher education across primary and secondary provision, with a focus on PE and youth sport.
Senior Lecturer in Education
This is a list of my outputs:
Price, Amy, Beckey, Alex and Collins, Dave (2022) Developing a love for playing games : a clarification of why Digital Video Games Approach is not Gamification. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, ISSN (print) 1740-8989 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Beckey, Alex, Hamblin, Declan and (2022) The review process : mentoring in physical education. Physical Education Matters, Spring, pp. 75-77. ISSN (online) 1751-0988
Beckey, Alex and Hamblin, Declan (2022) The metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle as a pedagogy of PE teacher education. Impact, 14,
Hamblin, Declan, Beckey, Alex and (2021) Gradually removing the stabilisers : mentoring in physical education. Physical Education Matters, Autumn, pp. 60-62. ISSN (online) 1751-0988
Beckey, Alex (2021) Meaningful PE as a metaphor for teaching PE. In: Fletcher, Tim , Ní Chróinín, Déirdre , Gleddie, Douglas and Beni, Stephanie, (eds.) Meaningful physical education : an approach for teaching and learning. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 52-63. (Routledge Focus on Sport Pedagogy) ISBN 9780367473617
Fletcher, Tim, Beckey, Alex, Larsson, Håkan and MacPhail, Ann (2020) The research and development challenge: better aligning teachers’ and teacher educators’ needs, priorities and demands. In: MacPhail, Ann and Lawson, Hal A., (eds.) School physical education and teacher education : collaborative redesign for the 21st century. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 116-127. (Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport) ISBN 9780367352462
Beckey, Alex and Fletcher, Tim (2022) Filling the blanks or learning to think like teachers?: The challenges of teaching about planning in PETE. In: 2022 AIESEP World Congress; 15-18 Jun 2022, Gold Coast, Australia. (Unpublished)
Scanlon, Dylan, Hordvik, Mats, Beckey, Alex and Wintle, Jordan (2022) An exploration (and creation) of meaningful teacher educator practises. In: 2022 AIESEP World Congress; 15-18 Jun 2022, Gold Coast, Australia (Held online). (Unpublished)
Beni, Stephanie and Beckey, Alex (2021) Where next for Meaningful PE? In: AIESEP 2021 : Meaningful PE - An Approach For Teaching And Learning; 07-10 Jun 2021, Banff, Canada (Held online). (Unpublished)