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Ch 1: History & Philosophy of Physical Education

About This Chapter

Through this chapter, we will help you review what you need to know in regards to the history and philosophy of physical education. The information you will review or gain knowledge of in this chapter will prove beneficial to your studies.

History & Philosophy of Physical Education- Chapter Summary

These lessons will detail information about the history and philosophies behind physical education. The text lessons are filled with numerous phrases and terms in bold to emphasize importance. In this chapter, you will review:

  • Physical education
  • How history shaped physical education
  • Goals of physical education
  • Issues in physical education
  • Laws that affect physical education
  • Current trends

We designed this chapter with numerous resources that can benefit you with your studies. The lessons are short but engaging. When you are ready, there are quizzes that will test you on how much you have learned in the lessons. We also have a chapter test at the end. This gives you the chance to test how much you have learned throughout the chapter before moving forward.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: History & Philosophy of Physical Education
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview

1. What is Physical Education? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson you will learn about physical education and how it contributes to total growth and development in youth. You will also gain an understanding of what a quality physical education program looks like.

Influence of Historical Events on Physical Education

2. Influence of Historical Events on Physical Education

Physical education has had several philosophical shifts since its inception in Europe in the 1700s. In this lesson, we'll identify and discuss some historical events that have influenced the profession and practice of physical education.

Goals & Philosophies of Physical Education

3. Goals & Philosophies of Physical Education

This lesson gives you an overview of the philosophy, goals, purposes, and current trends in physical education. You'll learn how all of this ends up benefiting students in many ways.

Issues in Physical Education: Historical, Philosophical & Social

4. Issues in Physical Education: Historical, Philosophical & Social

What are some of the current issues in physical education? Check out this lesson to see how physical education has changed over the years and what issues educators are up against today.

Issues, Trends & Laws Affecting Physical Education Activities

5. Issues, Trends & Laws Affecting Physical Education Activities

Physical education courses are a fundamental part of our nation's K-12 school programs. P.E. is a progressive field. This lesson discusses the current issues, trends, and laws affecting physical education activities.

Liability & Legal Considerations for Physical Education

6. Liability & Legal Considerations for Physical Education

In this lesson, you'll learn about the liability and legal considerations for physical education. Discover the common sources of legal liability and specific steps to take in order to reduce accidents and prevent possible legal issues.

Current Trends in Physical Education

7. Current Trends in Physical Education

Back in the day, physical education classes were all about dodge ball, kick ball, and other fun team sports. Today, not so much. The lack of activity in children's free time has meant a new look at how physical education is taught in schools. Read on to find out what this means to crab soccer players today.

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