Ch 10: Cognitive & Socioemotional Benefits of Physical Activity

About This Chapter

Get a handle on the cognitive and socioemotional benefits of physical activity with this informative chapter. Look at the lessons to find the definitions and teaching strategies you need to brush up on.

Cognitive & Socioemotional Benefits of Physical Activity - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can go over all of the important details concerning the cognitive and socioemotional benefits of physical activity. Each lesson analyzes individual topics, making it easier to review terms and major concepts. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to answer questions about the following:

  • Influences fitness has on learning
  • Impact of exercise on brain development
  • Effects of play on cognitive development
  • Promoting cognitive development within P.E. programs
  • Benefits of sports participation
  • Using fitness to encourage positive behavior
  • Fitness participation and sociocultural benefits
  • Classroom applications of prosocial and moral behavior

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8 Lessons in Chapter 10: Cognitive & Socioemotional Benefits of Physical Activity
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How Fitness Influences Learning

1. How Fitness Influences Learning

This lesson provides a quick overview of how fitness and a little exercise before testing can improve children's learning process. We get down to the scientific reason and look at a few case studies to understand how it works.

The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain

2. The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain

The brain continues to change as you age and develop. This lesson examines the interaction of exercise with the brain, and subsequent changes to cognition.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

3. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Fostering Cognitive Development in Physical Education Programs

4. Fostering Cognitive Development in Physical Education Programs

This lesson discusses strategies for using physical education to promote critical thinking, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills in students.

Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Participating in Sports

5. Physical, Social and Emotional Benefits of Participating in Sports

Participation in sports has a positive impact on youth. This lesson will examine some of the physical, social, and emotional benefits that are gained through athletics.

Promoting Positive Behavior With Fitness

6. Promoting Positive Behavior With Fitness

In this lesson, we will read about ways to promote positive behavior with fitness. We will explore the related methodologies including health promotion, crime reduction, community involvement, and social media. We'll also look at important developmental aspects such as honesty and sportsmanship.

The Sociocultural Benefits of Participating in Fitness

7. The Sociocultural Benefits of Participating in Fitness

Physical activity offers many benefits. This lesson will focus on the sociocultural benefits of participation in physical activities. We will end with a short quiz to gauge what you have learned.

Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

8. Moral & Prosocial Behavior: Definitions & Examples of Classroom Applications

Caring, volunteering, empathizing with others: these are all traits of moral and prosocial behavior. As children age, they develop such moral and prosocial behaviors and traits. This lesson will define these key terms and discuss ways to promote moral and prosocial behavior in the classroom.

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