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ERIC Number: EJ826300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Teaching within All Three Domains to Maximize Student Learning
Hansen, Ken
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v21 n6 p9-13 Jul-Aug 2008
Within the setting of a quality physical education program there is a dynamic process occurring. This process is a perennial expression of both teaching and learning. Educators are continually striving to improve teaching approaches in an attempt to create a program that consists of skill development, participation, and collaboration between all students. Rink (2006) noted the unique contribution physical educators make is the development of skills and physical abilities. The most effective physical education curriculum's are those that incorporate all three domains (psychomotor, cognitive, and affective) of teaching and learning. The purpose of this article is to emphasize the need for teachers to incorporate all three teaching domains into daily physical education in order to maximize learning opportunities. In doing so, the author discusses each domain and relates them to the National Standards for Physical Education (NASPE, 2004) to underscore the unique importance each has in the development of a quality physical education program. The author also discusses three curriculum models that align with the national standards and emphasize the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of learning. This information could be useful to teachers who wish to broaden the possibilities of teaching and learning by engaging students in a more holistic type of physical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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