ERIC Number: ED104842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-10
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Movement Education: The Place of Movement in Physical Education.
Briggs, Megan M.
This document is directed to physical education teachers who teach movement education in elementary and secondary schools. Its purpose is to define movement, discuss its place in the education program and the educational life of the school, and provide guidance in the presentation, subsequent development, and progression of movement education for children. Chapter 1 introduces the teacher to problems of adapting movement education to the physical education curriculum, discusses the function of the movement specialist in the primary school, and presents a syllabus of "thought" suggestions for children. Chapter 2 discusses basic aspects of movement, including the following: body awareness, extension and flexion, body alignment, movement efforts and factors, and symmetry and asymmetry. Chapter 3 shows how to put basic movements into educational dance, athletics, and games. Chapter 4 illustrates basic movement in educational gymnastics. Chapters 5-7 discuss educational gymnastics with emphasis on the following: problems the teacher faces, creative ideas for children, and working on apparatus tasks. Chapter 8 discusses components of educational dance, including: dance composition, dance mime, dance drama, and the teaching of efforts and occupational rhythms through dance drama and mime. A glossary of gymnastic terms is attached. (JS)
Descriptors: Dance, Elementary Education, Exercise (Physiology), Movement Education, Pantomime, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education
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