Comparative evaluation of models for teaching physical education


  • Salvatore Pignato
  • Roberto Coppola
  • Generosa Manzo


Eurydice survey (2013) provides the opportunity to examine the current status of physical education teaching. It gives an opportunity to make a reflection on the role and function of physical education in schools in Europe and, later, in American, Australian and Canadian schools. This comparative evaluation brings out the lack of uniformity of educational strategies, in relation to contents, methodologies, time and place, and the need for a physical education teaching quality, because physical education at school is cannot an optional and underestimated teaching with a recreational value or only excercise. Physical education teaching has to enable the individual to achieve different skills in order to strengthen the autonomy and the promotion of well-being in a lifecourse perspective.



How to Cite

Pignato, S., Coppola, R., & Manzo, G. (2017). Comparative evaluation of models for teaching physical education. Formazione & Insegnamento, 14(1 Suppl.), 133–146. Retrieved from