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ERIC Number: EJ1013366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Enhancing Cognitive Understanding to Improve Fundamental Movement Skills
Drost, Daniel K.; Todorovich, John R.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v84 n4 p54-59 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 skills. Traditionally, elementary and middle school students acquire psychomotor skills, but they rarely engage in cognitive learning related to learning those skills. The tactical games approach is used by teachers to promote tactical understanding and problem solving in sports, usually at upper grade levels. This article describes how teachers can use aspects of the tactical games approach when teaching fundamental movement skills. Instead of understanding tactics in sport, students can understand the importance of the many different elements of fundamental movement skills. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A