National Boys’ Education Conference 2017

Boys to Men: Learning Today – Leading Tomorrow

Boys to men: Developing competence and self-belief through human movement

Dr Gordon Paterson

Drawing on his doctoral research and fourteen years of not only teaching PDPHE to secondary school boys but in coaching school sport, Gordon will explore coaching strategies conducive to strengthening self-perception on the school sports field.

Harter’s Competence Motivation – the degree of approval or disapproval attached to the result of the child’s mastery attempts which relates directly to one’s sense of competence – will serve as a theoretical framework to support Gordon’s perceptions on creating an optimal environment for boys to learn through the physical.