ERIC Number: EJ1086296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Triage Figuratively to Describe Effective Teaching in Physical Education
Henkel, Steven A.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v87 n1 p8-14 2016
This article presents critical outcomes for physical education in a "triage" framework by comparing the process of determining the severity of injuries at the scene of an accident to the process of prioritizing decisions in the classroom. The intent is to reduce all possible outcomes of effective teaching to six nonnegotiable outcomes for every lesson. This article gives many practical suggestions for meeting outcomes, such as phrasing questions and tasks indirectly and managing the classroom in a way that allows students to take ownership of certain decisions. The synergistic relationship among outcomes is emphasized, such as the effect that teacher enthusiasm and passion has on all other outcomes. More crucial than defending the legitimacy of the particular outcomes suggested, is the need for all physical educators to determine their most important outcomes and then make decisions that accomplish those over others--that is, a triage process.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Injuries, Comparative Analysis, Outcomes of Education, Correlation, Physical Education Teachers, Accidents, Guidelines, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Characteristics, Decision Making, Ownership, Reflection, Physical Activity Level, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Activities, Feedback (Response), Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
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