ERIC Number: ED034731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Knowledge and Understanding in Physical Education.
American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
This manual represents an attempt to summarize and organize the intellectual content of physical education (i.e., the facts and understandings upon which the exercises and activities of the physical education programs are based). It is designed for a two-fold purpose: (1) to serve as a basis of instruction which lends itself to evaluation through written tests (in particular, the standardized tests being developed by Educational Testing Service of Princeton in conjunction with AAHPER), and (2) to be used, evaluated, and refined by classroom teachers and physical education specialists. The essential skills and concepts of physical education are outlined under three major headings (Activity Performance, Effects of Activity, and Factors Modifying Participation in Activities and Effects of Participation). Each item is accompanied by "factual statements describing the skill or concept, stating its importance, analyzing it scientifically, and noting its application or relationship to performance." Each concept has been graded according to its appropriateness for the elementary, junior, and/or senior level of instruction, so that there is a progression from the simple to the more complex concept. Also included are brief reviews of the nature and use of standardized tests and of the manual itself. (Author/ES)
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Elementary School Curriculum, Fundamental Concepts, Physical Education, Program Content, Secondary School Curriculum, Spiral Curriculum, Standardized Tests, Teacher Education
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.