ERIC Number: EJ782706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 22
Research on Effective Teaching in Elementary School Physical Education
Rink, Judith E.; Hall, Tina J.
Elementary School Journal, v108 n3 p207-218 Jan 2008
The perspective of this article is that the purpose of the elementary physical education program is the development of a physically active lifestyle. We discuss the relative contribution of the development of motor skills, fitness, content related to encouraging participation, and the affective goals of the program to the development of a physically active lifestyle. Teaching must be effective if children are to acquire the skills to lead a physically active lifestyle. We explore the research base identifying effective teaching in an elementary school physical education setting in terms of academic learning time and management roles and communication and content-development skills of the teacher. Similarities and differences between teaching in a gymnasium and in a classroom are identified.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Time on Task, Motor Development, Teaching Methods, Elementary Schools, Physical Activity Level, Life Style, Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Fitness, Teaching Skills, Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment, Feedback (Response)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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