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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
Campbell, Linley – AECA Research in Practice Series, 2001
Noting that the development of fundamental movement skills is basic to children's motor development, this booklet provides a guide for early childhood educators in planning movement experiences for children between 4 and 8 years. The booklet introduces a wide variety of appropriate practices to promote movement skill acquisition and increased…
Descriptors: Child Health, Class Activities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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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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Garrett, Robyne; Wrench, Alison – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Pedagogical practices are fundamental to teachers' work, and in the spaces of schooling impact significantly on students' success and achievement (Evans, J. 1986. "Physical Education, Sport and Schooling: Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education." London: Falmer Press.). This is especially the case for students from disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Secondary School Curriculum
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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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Hill, Ian E. J. – Communication Teacher, 2015
Challenging students to educate the public about how rhetoric functions is a primary impetus of the argumentative dictionary eBook. In this author's classes, "rhetoric" means the communicative tactics and strategies used to motivate actions and beliefs. With its emphasis on open-access rhetorical pedagogy, this project and its impetus…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Developed Materials, Rhetoric, Persuasive Discourse
Raker, Elizabeth; And Others – Learning, 1992
The Olympic games can help motivate students to learn geography. The article offers a geography decathlon with 10 events to help students build map skills, multicultural awareness, and cooperative spirit. Each event covers at least one of the five fundamental geographic themes (location, place, regions, human/environment interactions, and…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Creative Teaching, Cultural Awareness
Geographic Education National Implementation Project, Washington, DC. – 1989
This volume presents a framework for developing courses of study in geography at grade levels 7-12. Several sample courses illustrate how the framework may be used. Five fundamental themes in geographic education provide the basis for the framework. The suggested learning opportunities are designed to incorporate various levels of thinking. These…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Geographic Concepts, Geography
Froese, V. – 1977
The ability to "image," or to conjure up verbal and nonverbal pictures, is fundamental to language arts activities. This paper lists eight imaging skills, which involve attention to details, sizes, multiple images, viewpoint, lighting, perspective, emotions, and structure, and suggests that each of these skills may be taught in conjunction with…
Descriptors: Art Expression, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Fine Arts
Jarvis, Gilbert A. – Bulletin of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, 1978
Four forces seem to be at work in society today that have implications for language teaching. First, the interdependence of planet Earth has become a reality that has increased general awareness of the presence of speakers of other languages among us and awareness on the part of government leaders of the need to encourage foreign language studies.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Communicative Competence (Languages), Coping
Karnes, Merle B.; And Others – 1978
This teaching guide suggests practical ideas for encouraging psychomotoric talent in preschool children. It is part of a series of similar guides developed by the RAPYHT Project (Retrieval and Acceleration of Promising Young Handicapped and Talented) for educating young gifted/talented handicapped children and gifted children with no handicaps. An…
Descriptors: Educational Diagnosis, Educational Equipment, Gifted, Handicapped Children
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Curriculum Development. – 1987
The course content is organized around 15 major concepts and ideas identified as fundamental to the social studies program. The concepts are: (1) change, (2) choice, (3) citizenship, (4) culture, (5) diversity, (6) empathy, (7) environment, (8) human rights, (9) identity, (10) interdependence, (11) justice, (12) political system, (13) power, (14)…
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Fundamental Concepts
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed. – 1984
Designed for use in grades K-12, award winning teacher-developed projects and courses in economics are described. Descriptions indicate grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation. Arranged into 5 chapters, chapter 1 suggests ways to teach economic concepts to grades K-3. Projects include a lesson on…
Descriptors: Awards, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education