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ERIC Number: ED121798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-2
Pages: 5
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The Human Potential Movement.
Tamashiro, Roy T.
The advent of the human potential movement has generated the expectation that educators unleash the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual talents of students. This movement is characterized by its focus on (1) the person as a total being, (2) the needs and concerns of students, (3) phenomenology, (4) personal values and goals, and (5) positivity. These basic ideas and an interest in their integration with the physical person resulted in the development of a course at the University of Massachusetts and Hampshire College entitled Education of the Self Through Physical Activities. The course meets for three one-hour sessions weekly and has a premise that peoples' behavior in an activity is a mirror of their psychological state. The course uses physical activities to increase students' understanding of their own thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Each student selects a sport or physical activity to participate in outside of class on a weekly basis and keeps a journal of his/her participation. Class time is spent reviewing the journals and providing ways to increase self knowledge. After individual students have chosen their sport for the semester, they receive a set of questions that stimulates possible new awareness about themselves. The course also emphasizes allowing students to define their own standards of performance and excellence, rather than being regimented to fail against standards that only apply to exceptional athletes. (DMT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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