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ERIC Number: EJ1032250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Learning to Play: A "Hedgehog Concept" for Physical Education
Johnson, Tyler
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v85 n3 p32-38 2014
What is physical education and why does it exist? Despite its relatively long and storied history, consensus about the main purpose of physical education remains minimal. This article explores three questions, developed by Jim Collins in his best-selling book Good to Great, to help organizations identify a hedgehog concept, or primary reason for their existence: (1) What are we deeply passionate about? (2) What can we be the best in the world at? and/or What can we not be the best in the world at? (3) What drives our resource engine? By drawing on ideas from physical education scholars to answer these questions, this article shows that providing a large quantity of quality opportunities for students to learn to play is a legitimate hedgehog concept for physical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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