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ERIC Number: EJ826142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Motor Development and Elementary Physical Education Are Partners
Thomas, Jerry R.; Thomas, Katherine T.; Williams, Kathleen
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v79 n7 p40-43 Sep 2008
In aligning the curriculum for the preparation of future teachers, it is essential to teach knowledge and application of the interactions among content knowledge (about motor skills and fitness principles), procedural knowledge (how to teach skills and promote fitness), and the teaching of physical activity (how to execute a lesson). This article outlines strategies to accomplish this by focusing on four primary guiding principles: (1) children are not miniature adults, (2) girls and boys are more alike than different, (3) good things are earned, and (4) no body is perfect.
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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