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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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Townsend, J. Scott; Mohr, Derek J. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2005
In the May, 2005, issue of "TEPE," the "Research to Practice" section initiated a two-part series focused on assessing fundamental locomotor and manipulative skills. The series was generated in response to research by Pappa, Evanggelinou, & Karabourniotis (2005), recommending that curricular programming in physical education at the elementary…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Instructional Materials, Basic Skills, Elementary Education
Gallahue, David L. – 1981
Physical education programs at the nursery and elementary school levels should stress the development and refinement of fundamental movement patterns and a wide variety of sport skills instead of dealing with specialized skill development through refined performance experiences. The developmental model of physical education is based on the…
Descriptors: Children, Curriculum Design, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education
Corbin, Charles B. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1981
The higher order objectives of applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating must be accomplished to maintain an interest in physical education through the elementary grades. However, higher order objectives can only be attained after lower order prerequisites, the fundamentals of locomotor movement, and basic physical behaviors are met. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education