ERIC Number: ED388617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Foundations in Elementary Education: Movement.
Weikart, Phyllis S.; Carlton, Elizabeth B.
The eight chapters in this book explain a teaching model to help students develop their kinesthetic intelligence through purposeful movement education. The major focus is the kindergarten through third grade child, but because in movement one can be a "beginner" at any age, movement experiences of both older and younger learners are occasionally used. Chapter 1 presents an overview of education through movement, providing information about the special role that movement education plays with today's learners and how the school and classroom environment can be set up to provide children with developmentally appropriate movement experiences. Chapter 2 introduces the active learning approach and the proposed teaching model for education through movement. Chapter 3 explains the movement core and the teaching/learning framework provided by the key experiences in movement. Chapters 4 through 6 contain full descriptions of the nine key experiences in movement such as acting upon movement directions, moving in nonlocomotor and locomotor ways, and expressing creativity in movement. Chapter 7 presents 80 activities providing specific active learning experiences in movement and music at the K-3 level. Chapter 8 provides an observation record for assessment purposes. Several appendices complete the book and include information on two methods for determining children's beat competence and beat coordination, information about movement research and training, and a glossary of technical terms. Numerous illustrations are provided. (LL)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Body Image, Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Kinesthetic Methods, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Lesson Plans, Movement Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Spatial Ability, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Models
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898 (Catalog #E3006, $39.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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