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ERIC Number: EJ900984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0892-4562
Using a Fantasy Sports Scoring System in Physical Education
Perlman, Dana; Lockwood, Park
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n4 p17-20 Mar-Apr 2010
Student motivation is a critical issue within all educational fields, including physical education. In regard to physical education, the term motivation is commonly defined as the "ability to energize behavior." Energizing behavior is imperative as student participation and engagement is deemed a critical component to the overall learning and development of the physical education student. A mastery-involved student (one who feels successful through a personal focus or growth) will be motivated in a climate that focuses on personal growth. A technique for assisting in the implementation of a mastery climate could be the utilization of a modified fantasy sports scoring system within a physical education class. The unique concept of fantasy sports is that individual statistics are used to score points. Unlike traditional sports that use goals or runs scored as a measure of success, fantasy sports use individual statistics like number of hits in baseball or number of yards gained in football as a component of the total team score. In this article, the authors discuss how to use fantasy scoring as a template for the physical education teacher to enable all students engaged in game play the opportunity to contribute to the success of their team. (Contains 1 figure and 4 tables.)
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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