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ERIC Number: EJ1076251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Seven Student-Centered Principles for Smart Teaching in Physical Education
Trendowski, Thomas Nathan; Woods, Amelia Mays
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v86 n8 p41-47 2015
This article discusses ways in which physical educators can enhance learning in their classrooms based on the book How Learning Works: Seven Researched-based Principles for Smart Teaching (2010). Although the research-based principles were proposed for classroom teaching, they are equally applicable to a physical education setting. The article highlights the similarities between effective teaching in the classroom and in the gymnasium. The learning principles include: (1) prior knowledge; (2) organization of knowledge; (3) motivation; (4) development of mastery skills; (5) goal-directed practice; (6) students as social, emotional and intellectual learners; and (7) students as self-directed learners. The authors define each principle and suggest applications in physical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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