Ch 20: Curriculum & Instruction for Physical Education

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This chapter was developed by Study.com experts to help you improve your understanding of physical education curriculum and instruction strategies. Lessons include information on instructional materials, the creation of measurable objectives and safety guidelines.

Curriculum & Instruction for Physical Education - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter allow you improve your familiarity with the process of creating subject matter for physical education as part of an integrated curriculum. Discover curriculum-based designs and learn more about the implementation of assessments. Explore material that focuses on quality curriculum continuity, sequence and integration.

You will study instructional design that involves the use of appropriate teaching resources and curriculum materials, activities that can be used to improve health and skill-related fitness, and physical education activities that are age-appropriate. Look at such lesson material as:

  • Development of learning objectives that are measurable
  • Identification of the scope of curriculum development
  • Informing instruction using data
  • Physical education lesson organization
  • Physical education lessons instruction methods
  • Linking of learning and performance to physical activity
  • Physical education programs' instruction materials
  • Physical education safety guidelines

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15 Lessons in Chapter 20: Curriculum & Instruction for Physical Education
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Curriculum Planning Process & Development

1. Curriculum Planning Process & Development

Curriculum planning and development is a challenging but important process. If teachers use standards to write annual, unit, and lesson plans, they will ensure that their students are exposed to all necessary material in a given school year.

Integrated Curriculum: Physical Education Subject Matter

2. Integrated Curriculum: Physical Education Subject Matter

In this lesson, we will discuss ways to integrate curriculum from other subject areas into physical education. We will at look ways to enhance classroom concepts through P.E. activities.

Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

3. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives

This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.

Designing & Using Assessments Based on Curriculum

4. Designing & Using Assessments Based on Curriculum

Assessments based on curriculum tend to deliver consistent, effective results for a given curriculum design. In this lesson we will discuss the design of curriculum-based assessments and how to use them.

Identifying the Scope of Curriculum Development

5. Identifying the Scope of Curriculum Development

Curriculum can be overwhelming if you as a teacher are unable to define its scope. In this lesson, you will learn to identify the scope of curriculum development and think about how the scope impacts your work within a curriculum.

Continuity, Sequence & Integration in Quality Curriculum

6. Continuity, Sequence & Integration in Quality Curriculum

In this lesson, you can learn about three major elements of quality curriculum design. Imagine examples of how to apply these ideas to the classroom, improving your ability to connect past, present, and future learning.

Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

7. Teaching Resources & Curriculum Materials in Instructional Design

Successful teachers design rich learning opportunities for students. This lesson identifies and discusses the use of teaching resources and curriculum materials to design learning experiences.

Using Data to Inform Instruction

8. Using Data to Inform Instruction

This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

How to Organize Physical Education Lessons

9. How to Organize Physical Education Lessons

Physical education can be a lot of fun, or it can be drudgery. It is up to the gym teacher to foster a positive environment while, at the same time, challenging students. In this lesson, we review how to organize physical education lessons through time management, grouping and team selection, nutrition, and promoting lifelong fitness.

Methods for Teaching Physical Education Lessons

10. Methods for Teaching Physical Education Lessons

Do you recall the sometimes fun and other times exasperating days of physical education class? In this lesson, we discuss various methods for teaching physical education lessons.

Activities to Improve Health & Skill-Related Fitness

11. Activities to Improve Health & Skill-Related Fitness

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the many activities that can improve a person's physical and mental health. Then, see how, in some cases, activities can also improve their skillset.

How to Link Physical Activity to Learning & Performance

12. How to Link Physical Activity to Learning & Performance

In this lesson we discuss physical activity and its relationship to both learning and performance. We also describe how the brain actually benefits from exercise, and we review several activities to incorporate fitness into the classroom setting.

Instructional Materials for Physical Education Programs

13. Instructional Materials for Physical Education Programs

Determining the right materials to choose for use in a PE program can make a big difference in the program's efficacy. This lesson discusses strategies you can use to select strong instructional materials.

Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

14. Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

Physical education is an important aspect of a child's coordination and development, and it helps students engage in exercise. Use this lesson to understand how to tailor activities to each child's developmental level.

Safety Guidelines for Physical Education

15. Safety Guidelines for Physical Education

Physical education is a ton of fun, but the activities therein can be very dangerous if not properly monitored. This lesson gives you examples of safety guidelines for physical education.

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