ERIC Number: EJ1094131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Planning Physical Education Lessons as Teaching "Episodes"
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v29 n2 p20-26 2016
An "episode" is a unit of time within which teachers and students are working on the same objective and are engaged in the same teaching/learning style. The duration of each episode, as well as the number of them in a single lesson, may vary. Additionally, the multiple episodes of a lesson may have similar objectives, offer similar learning experiences, and lead to similar outcomes (same objective design); or they may also have different objectives, offer different learning experiences, and lead to different outcomes (multiple objective design). All lessons can be designed as a series of episodes. However, few lesson episodes are deliberately designed using a variety of teaching and learning experiences and objectives. The purpose of this article is to show physical educators how to think in terms of "episodes" and adopt a multiple-objective design approach. For that purpose, a lesson plan format and two exemplary lesson plans specially designed for "episodic" teaching are provided and discussed.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans, Learning Activities, Teaching Styles, Planning, Skill Development
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