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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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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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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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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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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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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