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ERIC Number: EJ900980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Keeping the Purpose in Mind: The Implementation of Instructional Models in Physical Education Settings
Gurvitch, Rachel; Metzler, Mike
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n3 p32-35 Jan-Feb 2010
Models-Based Instruction (MBI) is a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning. In MBI, a teacher becomes familiar with multiple ways (called models) to plan, implement and assess instruction, and then selects the model that can best promote specific kinds of student learning in each unit. By using several models within the same curriculum, a teacher (or a department) has a much better chance to promote the full range of student learning in the NASPE standards. An instructional model (IM) is a comprehensive and coherent plan for teaching. Each IM includes the following components: theoretical foundation, learning domain priorities, guides for teacher decisionmaking, unique types of student learning tasks, assessments, and benchmarks for verifying the faithful implementation of the model. In this article, the authors discuss the advantages of using MBI in physical education and present an overview of different instructional models that are used in physical education. They also discuss how to select the appropriate instructional model. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A