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ERIC Number: EJ867672
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Using Sport Education to Teach an Autonomy-Supportive Fitness Curriculum
Sluder, J. Brandon; Buchanan, Alice M.; Sinelnikov, Oleg A.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v80 n5 p20-28 May-Jun 2009
This article describes a fitness curriculum grounded in the sport education model. The curriculum consists of 18 lessons that were taught to fifth-grade students at a rural school in the South. All features of sport education--team affiliation, season, formal competition, culminating events, record keeping, and festivity--were preserved. The classes worked on a three-day event-cycle: (1) a teacher-directed day, (2) a student-directed day, and (3) an obstacle-course competition day. Each week a different team designed an obstacle course for other teams to complete. The distinct team roles were captain, equipment manager, fitness leader, and course designer. Students who officiated took on the duties of a starter, timer, and course official. This article also discusses recommendations for high-autonomy elements in a sport education season. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A