ERIC Number: ED464901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Administration's Overview: K-12 Physical Education. ABCD's of Physical Education.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
In September 2000, the Physical Education Kindergarten to Grade 12 Program of Studies was approved for implementation in Alberta, Canada. This program helps enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. The four general outcomes are the ABCDs (Activity, Benefits Health, Cooperation, and Do It Daily...For Life). The ABCDs and the curriculum organizers are shown in the program design. Grade-specific outcomes for each curriculum organizer can be found in the program of studies, which is available at schools or via the Alberta Learning Web site. The program is outcomes-based and focuses on what students learn rather than what teachers teach. This publication explains what the new physical education program is all about, what a quality physical education program in schools looks like, and key components of the K-12 physical education program (active living; outcomes-based approach; knowledge, skills, and attitudes interrelated and interdependent; dimensions of categories; and student assessment). It concludes with resources available to support implementation and implementation questions to consider. A form for evaluating this publication is attached. (SM)
Descriptors: Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education
Alberta Learning, System Improvement and Reporting Division, Devonian Building, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada. Tel: 780-422-8671; Fax: 780-422-8345; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada