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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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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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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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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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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
Philipp, Joan A.; Wilkerson, Jerry D. – 1990
This manual shows teachers how to analyze and present sport skills by breaking them down into fundamental body movements that can be used in all sports. Complete information is given on how to teach seven team sports effectively in a coeducational setting. Advice is offered on how to organize course material, develop a curriculum, plan teaching…
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Basketball, Coeducation, Football
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Brodie, Julie; Lobel, Elin – Journal of Dance Education, 2004
Integrating somatic practices into the dance technique class by bringing awareness to the bodily processes of breathing, sensing, connecting, and initiating can help students reconnect the mind with the body within the context of the classroom environment. Dance educators do not always have the resources to implement separate somatics courses…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Classroom Environment, Dance, Movement Education
Churton, Michael W., Ed. – 1979
The manual presents results and findings of a statewide motor development inservice training project for teachers of exceptional children and provides training modules from the project. Section 1 gives an overview of the structure, philosophy, and procedures of the project. The evaluation plan of the program is described, and the development of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher 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
Heitmann, Helen M. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1981
Movement is motivated, encouraged, and governed by psycho-social development, motor development, and humanistic principles as well as by exercise physiology and kinesiology. The Basic Stuff series identifies the body of knowledge which underlies purposeful movement and can be integrated into concept or fundamental skill curricula. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary 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