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  • Balcombe, M. 1995, Outward bound sailing handbook, Ward Lock.
  • Braggins, A. 1993, Trail orienteering for disabled people, Harveys, Perthshire.
  • Disley, J. 1971, Your way with map and compass orienteering, Blond Educational, Leicester.
  • Fleuegelman, A. 1981, More new games book....and playful ideas from the new games foundation, Pantheon Books, New York.
  • Glover, D.R. & Midura, D.W. 1992, Team building through physical challenges, Human Kinetics, Champaign.
  • Landgmuir, E. 1984, Mountaincraft and leadership, Scottish Sports Council.
  • McDougall, l. 1993, Practise outdoor survival, Lyons and Burgess.
  • McManners, H. 1996, The outdoor education handbook, Dorling Kindersley, London.
  • McManners, H. 1995, The backpackers handbook, Dorling Kindersley, London. McNeill, C. Ramsden, J. & Renfrew, T. 1997, Teaching orienteering, Harveys, Perthshire.
  • McNeill, C. Ramsden, J. & Renfrew, T. 1991, Start orienteering book 6: games for learning orienteering skills, Harveys, Perthshire.
  • Orlic, T. 1978, The co-operative sports and games books: challenge without competition, Pantheon Books, New York.
  • Rohnke, K. 1977, Cowtails and cobras, a guide to ropes courses, initiative games and other adventure activities, Project Adventure, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, Iowa.
  • Rohnke, K. & Butler, S. 1995, Quicksilver, adventure games, initiative problems, trust activities and a guide to effective leadership, Project Adventure, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, Iowa.
  • Schoel, J. & Maizell, 2002, Exploring islands of healing: new perspectives on adventure based counselling, Project Adventure, Hamilton.



  • Butler, P. 1997, A guide to becoming a A.S.A. assistant teacher, A & C Black, London.
  • Cregeen, A. & Noble, J. 1988, Swimming games and activities, A & C Black, London.
  • Eakin, A, 1992, Swimming: an illustrated guide to teaching early practices, Eakin.
  • Department of Education 1993, Action for life, Department of Education, Dublin.
  • Guzman, R. J. 1998, Swimming drills for every stroke. Human Kinetics, Champaign.
  • Sova, R. 1993, Aquatics activities handbook, Jones & Bartlett, Boston.



  • Carr, G. 1999, Fundamentals of track and field, Human Kinetics, Champaign.
  • Jacob E. & Fraley, B. 1995, Complete book of jumps, Human Kinetics, Champaign.
  • Ray S. 2003, Complete book of throws, Human Kinetics, Champaign.



  • Allen, A & Coley, J. Dance for all, David Fulton, London.
  • Bedford Interactive Productions Ltd 1999, Wild child resource pack,
  • Cohan, R. 1986, London contemporary dance school the dance workshop, Unwin Papers, London.
  • Department of Education, Dance Council, Thomond College of Education Dance in education curriculum project, Department of Education, Dublin.
  • Harlow, M. & Rolfe, L.1996, Let's dance, BBC, London.
  • Harlow, M. & Rolfe, L. 1997, Let's look at dance: building & teaching lessons, David Fulton, London.
  • Lowden, M. 1989, Dancing to learn, Falmer Press,London.
  • McFee, G. 1994, The concept of dance in education, Routledge, London.
  • Smith Autard, J. 2002, The art of dance in education, A & C Black, London.



  • Daly, P. (ed) 1993, The complete coaching guide to hurling and football, GAA, Coaching and Games Committee Dublin, Ireland.
  • Department of Education, Physical Education Association of Ireland 1997, Games for understanding: a manual for teachers, Department of Education, Dublin.
  • Griffen, L.L. Mitchell, S.A. & Oslin J.C. 1997, Teaching sports concepts and skills: a tactical games approach, Human Kinetics, Champaign.
  • Kirk, D. and MacPhail, A., ‘Teaching games for understanding and situated learning: rethinking the Bunker- Thorpe model', Journal of Teaching in Physical Education vol.21, no.2, Jan.2002, pp 177-191.
  • Thorpe, R. Bunker, D. & Almond, L (eds), 1986, Rethinking games teaching, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough.
  • Rink, J., 2002, Teaching physical education for learning , McGraw-Hill, Boston.
  • Siedentop, D. 1994, Sport education: quality PE through positive sport experience. Human Kinetics, Champaign.
  • Metzler, M. W. 2000, Instructional models for physical education, Allyn and Bacon, Boston. Mosston, M. & Ashworth S, 2002, Teaching physical education, 5th Edition B. Cummings, San Francisco



  • BAALPE, 1988, Gymnastics in the secondary school curriculum, Whiteline Press, Leeds. Book and Video.
  • BAALPE , 1995, Practice in physical education.
  • Carroll, H.K. and M.E. 1991, Movement education leading to gymnastics, Falmer Press, London.
  • Department of Education, 1998, Gymnastics: a manual for teachers, Department of Education, Dublin. Jackman, J. 1992, Gymnastics: skills and games, A & C Black, London.
  • Underwood, M. (1991) Agile, Nelson.
  • Williams A. 1997, Curriculum gymnastics, Hodder & Stougton, London.



  • Bidde, S. Sallis, J. & Cavill, N. (eds), 1998, Young and active? Young people and health enhancing physical activity - evidence and implications, Health Education Authority, London.
  • Cale, L., Clarke, F., Harris, J., McGeorge, S. & McGeorge, C. 1996, Keep the beat, London Heart Foundation, London.
  • Department of Education, Action for life - health related fitness programme, Department of Education, Dublin.
  • Harris, J. 2002, Health-related exercise in the national curriculum, key stages 1 to 4. Human Kinetics, London.
  • Ratliffe, T. & Ratliffe, L.M. 1994, Teaching children fitness: becoming a master teacher, Human Kinetics, Champaign.




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