Students will demonstrate knowledge and competent skills in a variety of movements, physical activities and sports. Examples listed below.
Students will achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness and understand the benefits of physical activity.
Students will demonstrate personal and social responsibility, and respect diversity
Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary to participate in lifetime physical activities
As physical education teachers, we have to decide how much of our programs within each grade level we want to devote to teaching students higher-level thinking skill (cognitive), personal interaction skills (affective) and fitness of movement skills (psychomotor).
We have to decide whether our job is to make learners fit, or to give them the skills to make themselves fit or a combination of these ideas.
All these decisions are based upon our curriculum but are also related to learning theory and how we think people best learn. Our curriculum changes from year to year and from grade to grade but our philosophy will always stay the same…we want all students to enjoy physical education, to learn the benefits of having a healthy lifestyle and to have fun with learning to be fit!!!!