ERIC Number: EJ1056910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 7
"Pursuing a Lifetime of Healthful Physical Activity" through Falling and Rolling
Kozub, Francis M.; Hogan, John T.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v26 n5 p30-35 2013
The basic movement concepts associated with falling and rolling are needed for many dynamic adult activities. This is the case any time the activity, either by intent or accident, involves safely transitioning from a standing position to the ground quickly. Failure to teach these skills in school physical education could result in a barrier to successful participation in many adult physical activity options later in life. The purpose of this article is to provide a progression for teaching learners at the precontrol level falling and rolling skills. The curriculum progression is aimed toward older middle school or high school learners and is meant to supplement wrestling, self-defense, or gymnastics units. This progression could also be used by martial arts instructors teaching recreational programs to adolescent and adult learners. An initial discussion of the movement concepts from Graham, Holt/Hale, and Parker (2013) and cognitive aspects of learning to fall and roll is provided. This is then followed by suggestions to safely support the learning of older low-skilled learners and a final section of progressions and extensions to help in curricular planning for falling and rolling.
Descriptors: Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Motion, Skill Development, Middle School Students, High School Students, Physical Education, Recreational Activities, Teaching Methods, Psychomotor Skills, Safety
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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