ERIC Number: ED229378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Improving Performance in the Aged.
Gorman, Dean R.; Daniel, Charles
A learning "recipe" for designing physical activity programs for older adults combines the "ingredients" of safety, relevancy, progression, maturity, motivation, practice, encouragement, fun, feedback, and love. Because the aged represent an increasing number in our society (estimates predict by the year 2000, over 50 million people will be over the age of 65), physical education teachers must start preparing to meet the challenges that this growing number of older adults will present. Worthwhile and relevant programs need to be developed along with specific guidelines for designing skill development programs for the aged. The most effective physical education teachers will be those who: (1) consider the maturation levels of their clients; (2) design fun activities; (3) provide safe learning environments; (4) provide expertise in developing practice routines; (5) use motivational techniques to inspire older adults; (6) offer encouragement; (7) provide appropriate and timely feedback; (8) attempt to make activities relevant; (9) design programs based on progression; and (10) show love to their clients through their actions. (CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Minneapolis, MN, April 7-11, 1983).