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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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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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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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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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Freedson, Patty – Quest, 2009
Interdisciplinary research requires that experts from multiple disciplines work together to combine methods and ideas in an integrative fashion to generate new knowledge. In many respects, the field of kinesiology is ideally positioned to take advantage of its inherent multidisciplinary design. Because of the multidisciplinary structure of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Public Health, Interdisciplinary Approach, Biomechanics
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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
McCall, Renee; Craft, Diane H. – 2000
Preschool children need instruction in movement in order to become skillful movers. A child-centered approach emphasizes activities that are child-initiated and teacher-facilitated, enabling each child to achieve specific goals and objectives. Many teacher strategies and classroom routines support the child-centered approach. As an alternative to…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages
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Oslin, Judy – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2004
Most motor development experts, teacher educators, and physical educators agree that the development of fundamental motor skills ought to be the focus of primary level (K-2nd grade) physical education. Given the limited number of days allocated for physical education in most elementary schools, ensuring that all students learn 200 or more…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Play, Motor Development, Physical Education
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Hastie, Peter A.; Martin, Ellen H.; Gibson, Gary S. – Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 2005
It is doubtful that any teacher would question the value of rhythmic movement in a physical education program. The benefits of being able to move rhythmically and to keep a beat are numerous. First, children with rhythm have an increased kinesthetic awareness of their body in motion and stillness. As most physical activities have an inherent…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Batson, Glenna – Journal of Dance Education, 2010
The battement tendu is introduced early in dance training, remaining integral to a dancer's vocabulary. Although appearing relatively simple to execute, the tendu aesthetic takes years to master. One reason might be that efficient performance requires complex coordination of postural balance. Known as postural control, this coordination appears in…
Descriptors: Dance, Teaching Methods, Human Posture, Psychomotor Skills
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