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Physical Education

EDUC3501, Faculty of Education, University of Lethbridge


Sarah Cowley & Sydney Milligan

PURPOSE
Enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes
necessary to live an active, healthy life.
Develop a basic level of physical literacy skills.
Develop a desire for lifelong participation in physical activity.
Provide structured and unstructured time for student well-
being.

TIPS
Have a specific outcome, general outcome, & objective for each
lesson.
Try to find a fun and enjoyable activity to introduce to the class.
Get to know what kind of activities your students like and base your
lesson off of those qualities.
Create lessons and games that every student can succeed at.
Do not focus the class on competition; rather, focus on
empowerment, improvement, and fun.
Create opportunities for student choice to explore their own physical
activity goals and interests, while meeting multiple curricular
outcomes.
PROGRESSION
1) K-3: Students will experience, develop, & perform basic
locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, and
respond to stimuli in a variety of activities.
2) 3-6: Students will select, perform, & refine more challenging
locomotor, non-locomotor, & manipulative sequences in a
confident and consistent manner.
3) 6-9: Students will demonstrate ways to improve,refine, &
apply locomotor, non-locomotor, & manipulative sequences for
personal performance.
4) 10-12: Students will analyze, adapt, & evaluate locomotor,
non-locomotor, & manipulative sequences and concepts for
personal performance.

GOALS
Knowledge:
Understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits of
physical education
Learn different forms of physical education
Skills:
Acquire skills through a variety of developmental activities,
including, gymnastics, dance, fitness, through individual and
group activities
Acquire skills in alternative environments ex. Outdoor activity,
facilities
Locomotor, non loco-motor, manipulative movements
Attitudes:
Interact positively with others during the class, and motivate
one another to want to live a healthy lifestyle
Teamwork, fair play, leadership, communication

CHALLENGES
Not all students enjoy physical education and appreciate being
active.
It is difficult to motivate different types of children to participate in
physical education because of their different views
Each child is at a different level of skill, has a different knowledge
base, level of confidence, and health conditions etc.