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Drost, Daniel K.; Todorovich, John R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
The development of fundamental movement skills in physical education is an important contributor toward children's' lifetime interest and participation in physical activity. Physical education teachers and their curricula follow national and state standards to provide learning experiences and instruction that support the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development, Physical Education, National Standards
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Bradford, Brent; Kell, Shannon; Forsberg, Nick – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2016
The development of fundamental movement skills is essential in quality physical education. It has become widely accepted that school-age children who fail to reach the automatic phase in fundamental movement-skill development may choose physically inactive and unhealthy lifestyles. Therefore, physical educators must continue to discover ways to…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Movement Education
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Mally, Kristi K. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2009
Lots of learning takes place in gymnasiums. A teacher's job is to direct that learning and funnel it toward what the profession deems important. This requires teachers to have a sound understanding of what constitutes learning and how learning is observable beyond the movement product. This article aims to make research-based best practices…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Recreational Facilities, Classroom Environment
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Pica, Rae – Young Children, 2011
NAEYC, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and the US Department of Health and Human Services all recommend that preschool programs offer physical education. There are many reasons why. First, young children form healthy habits early in life. Before entering elementary school they learn to brush their teeth, bathe…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Activities, Young Children, Child Health
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Vidoni, Carla; Ignico, Arlene – Early Child Development and Care, 2011
The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents from low-income families in the USA has become a significant concern over the last 20 years. One of the major contributors to this problem is the lack of physical activity. The purpose of this paper is to describe initiatives designed to: (1) engage young children in physical activity during…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Obesity, Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level
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Chang, Seung Ho; Lee, Jihyun – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2017
Object control (OC) skills are a part of fundamental motor skills and basic functional skills, which work as a prerequisite to becoming a skilled performer in many sports. Of various OC skills, striking is one of the most difficult to master due to a variety of interrelated movement components. A form of vertical or underarm striking is a more…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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Fuchs, Melani Alexander – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
Montessori's first premise is that movement and cognition are closely entwined, and movement can enhance thinking and learning (Lillard, 2005). Children must move, and practice moving, to develop strength, balance, and the stability needed to fully participate in the rigors of daily life. It is imperative for young children's motor…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Movement Education, Psychomotor Skills, Physical Education
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Avery, Marybell; Rettig, Brad – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
This article focuses on the grade-level outcomes to be assessed on middle school (grades 6-8) physical education. Specifically, the article describes how to teach basic tactics and strategies while applying fundamental movement patterns to the various game and movement categories (invasion, net/wall, target, fielding/striking, dance/rhythms, &…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Grade 6
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Lee, Jihyun; Porretta, David L. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) often experience difficulties with motor skill learning and performance. The pool is a unique learning environment that can help children with ASDs learn or improve aquatic skills, fitness, and social skills. A pool-based approach is also aligned with the elements of dynamic systems theory, which…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Skill Development
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Bukowsky, Michael; Faigenbaum, Avery D.; Myer, Gregory D. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2014
There is a growing need for physical education teachers to integrate different types of fitness activities into their lessons in order to provide opportunities for all students to learn and practice a variety of movement skills that will enhance their physical fitness and support free-time physical activity. An increased focus on age-appropriate…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Fitness, Exercise, Psychomotor Skills
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Adkins, Megan; Bice, Matthew R.; Heelan, Kate; Ball, James – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2017
For decades, schools have played a pivotal role in providing physical activity opportunities to children. For many students, school-time physical activity serves as the primary source of activity, via activity clubs, classroom physical activity breaks, and family health awareness nights. The purpose of this article is to describe how three schools…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Supplementary Education, Physical Activities
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Oliver, Suzanne – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2009
This article addresses postural awareness and efficiency as a fundamental but often overlooked aspect of movement training that falls naturally into the domain of HPERD pedagogical practice. Beginning with a brief overview and discussion on the anatomical "cost" of poor organization, the body of the article describes activities that can be…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Teaching Methods, Human Body, Physical Activities
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Weiller-Abels, Karen; Bridges, Jennifer – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2011
All physical educators want to provide lessons that foster success. Particularly essential to the movement education framework is not only providing lessons that foster motor success, but also to develop knowledge about movement to help the learner develop skill in executing all different types of movement. The framework and examples provided in…
Descriptors: Movement Education, Learning Activities, Fundamental Concepts, Instructional Design
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Ampartzaki, Maria; Kalogiannakis, Michail – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In an attempt to understand the natural world's phenomena, young children form their perceptions of different aspects of the macrocosm, which they contrast with new scientific concepts. This process calls for an early intervention that will provide the stimuli and the tools for the development of new concepts, ideas, and cognitive structures. The…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Gabbard, Carl – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1988
Details are presented regarding the essential elements of an effective early childhood physical education curriculum. Components include movement awareness, fundamental locomotor skills, fundamental nonlocomotor skills, fundamental manipulative skills, and health-related fitness. (CB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Health Education, Motor Development, Movement Education
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