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Kinesiology Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program in Kinesiology offers a complete curriculum that prepares students for a variety of careers in the public and private sectors, and in teaching. The teacher certification program is for those who plan to teach physical education and/or coach in public or private schools. The non-teaching program is for those who choose to work in some aspect of the business world, including corporate fitness programs, fitness and/or sports medicine centers, sports clubs, youth activities, or sport management.

Value and Benefits

The Value and Purpose of Physical Education for Children

Kinesiology 4500

Movement Tasks in Games, Rhythms and Sport Activities

Physical Education for Children

Purpose

Identify 3 points you consider to be purposes of physical education programs for children – both elementary and secondary

Subject Matter Integration

¬SUBJECT MATTER INTEGRATION
¬Kinesiology 4500
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¬SECTION WILL COVER
¬What is interdisciplinary learning?
¬Advantages of Interdisciplinary learning
¬Cross-curricular experiences
¬Relationship with TAKS
¬Interdisciplinary Learning
¬Subject areas are integrated
–Goal enhancing learning in each subject
¬Curriculum can be structured in many ways
–Using idea as focal point
–Theme can be focus of several disciplines
¬Cross-Curricular Learning Experiences

Reflective Teaching


REFLECTIVE TEACHING - THE PROCESS

Reflective teachers:

skills employed by individuals who are respected as master teachers (Graham, 2004)

one who can design and implement an educational program that is congruent with idiosyncrasies of a particular school situation

take time to consider what they did & effect on students in relation to goals

REFLECTIVE TEACHING – THE PROCESS

Why effective teaching is important

Student growth

Engaged students

Variety of instructional strategies

Fundamental Skill Teaching

PLANNING, TEACHING, OBSERVING - SKILL TEACHING!

Presenting, Teaching, Feedback

What Will We Discuss?

Presenting fundamental skills

levels of skill proficiency

communication with learner

Teaching fundamental skills

learning cues

sequencing the content

providing content variety/levels

 

Feedback

general vs. specific

directed

timing

how to use?

Presenting Fundamental Skills

Developmentally Appropriate PE

nDevelopmentally Appropriate Physical Education

Information and Application

Cooperation-Competition

COMPETITION, COOPERATION, FAIRPLAY

Kinesiology 4500

SECTION WILL COVER . . .

Developing a working definition of competition, cooperation and fairplay

Understanding how to effectively use competition in elementary physical education

What do you think?

Define competition

Define cooperation

How do these ideas fit in an elementary physical education program?

COMPETITION

Definition

Achieving an objective – how many can achieve?

Characteristics

Opposition

Set of rules

Changing Kids' Games

CHANGING KIDS’ GAMES

Educational Games – How Are They Useful

Kinesiology 4500

GAMES ANALYSIS – WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Why do games sometimes produce dissatisfied, bored, or unhappy children?

Criteria for Judging Educational Value of Games

Who is involved?

What skills are necessary to play the game?

Do students have these skills?

What happens when the game is played?

What happens to students’ skills?

Appropriate Practices

APPROPRIATE PRACTICES; NATIONAL STANDARDS; TEKS; TAKS

Presentation and Application

Kinesiology 4500

What is Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education?

Background

1992 development by Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC)

purpose

provide guidelines for teachers, parents, administrators, policy makers

identify practices appropriate for children’s physical education programs

Position Premises

Teacher Reflection - MEF Core Content Lessons

Teacher Reflection – MEF Core Content Lessons

 

 

Extent to which student achieved MEF objectives.  Provide specific examples of why and how objectives were achieved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extent to which teacher objectives were achieved for the lesson.  Provide specific examples of how these were achieved.

 

 

 

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