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Body Awareness

BODY AWARENESS

MOVEMENT EDUCATION FRAMEWORK

 

Building a Word Bank - Cards

 

Body – definition (see definition sheet)

 

WHAT THE BODY IS DOING

 

The Body Awareness concept is divided into 5 categories (Body Parts, Body Shapes, Actions of Body Parts, Actions of the Whole Body)

Category of Body Parts

Segments we use for movement, either independently or in combination. (see flip-n-fold).

Awareness of Relationships

What are Relationships?

With whom or what the body moves

Gives meaning to interaction between individuals and the environment

5 major categories

People (organization of)

solo, alone in a mass, partners, between people or groups, in groups of three, fours, fives, and multiples of these

Geometric shapes

Circle

Square

Spokes of a wheel

Line

scattered

 

 

 

 

 

Relationships

Position (spatial relationship)

Above/below (still)

Courses

Courses for Spring 2009

Assignments are handed out in class and will be discussed in class. Syllabi can be obtained in class the first class day. Class lectures are presented in PowerPoint 2000 which is part of the Microsoft 2000 Office Suite. To see the PowerPoint presentation on the Web, select the title of the lecture in the table below.

Karen Weiller

Karen Weiller
Associate Professor

e-mail: weiller@coe.unt.edu

EDEE 4350 Mathematics Methods

Principles in mathematics teaching and learning based on national curriculum and assessment standards. The learning process in the development of mathematical thinking and skills in children. Students observe mathematics instruction and materials in real settings and experience firsthand the scope and sequence of mathematics in a primary/elementary/middle school setting. Assignments, directed field experience and other class activities take place on site in a school setting.

EDEE 4340 Social Studies Methods

Principles of teaching social studies in the primary/elementary/middle school. Students observe social studies instruction and materials in real settings, apply principles of social studies instruction in classroom settings and experience first-hand the scope and sequence of the curriculum in a primary/elementary/middle school setting. Assignments, directed field experience and other class activities take place in a school setting.

EDEE 3320 The Elementary Curriculum

Principles and foundations of curriculum for grades EC–8 in public schools. Includes the study of professional ethics/responsibilities, educational philosophies, the history of American education, schools and society, school and community/parent relationships, legal/political control and financial support, school/classroom organizational patterns, and curriculum development/alignment.

Vita

See below for PDF version.

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