ERIC Number: ED318712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Enhancing Thinking Abilities in Children through Movement.
Opportunities for the enhancement of total development must be available to children once they enter the educational system. The physical education program of the total school curriculum should provide these opportunities. Striving for the total development of children through physical activity is explained in the model for "thinking and feeling through movement." This model proposes that children must first be taught to think about their movements and that once this occurs all variables relative to movement will be affected in a positive way. Maximizing the learning experience in physical activity may be attained through use of this model. The idea of learning through physical activity covers a broad range of possibilities. There are many known physical education activities (games, drills, relays, etc.) which provide excellent opportunities for enhancing learning during a normal physical education class. Detailed descriptions of seven types of physical activities that promote total development are attached. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (New Orleans, LA, March 28-31, 1990).