Ch 14: Physical Education Curriculum & Assessments

About This Chapter

Brush up on physical education curriculum and assessments. View our video and text lessons to be sure your knowledge base and skills are up to date.

Physical Education Curriculum & Assessments - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors guide you through curriculum design and fitness assessments. You'll become more familiar with the related instructional principles necessary for teaching physical education and assessing students' fitness abilities. These lessons can assist you with:

  • Exploring physical education activities and curriculum development and design
  • Identifying various fitness assessments and the goals of each
  • Describing informal and formal performance assessments
  • Differentiating between product and process performance assessments
  • Examining special education and ecological assessments

These short, effective lessons simplify the learning process by breaking complex subjects into smaller components. The lessons may be viewed as many times as you'd like on a computer or hand-held device. Both the text lessons and video transcripts include key terms set off in bold print for easy identification.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Physical Education Curriculum & Assessments
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What is Curriculum Design?

1. What is Curriculum Design?

Curriculum design is a big part of teaching, but it can be hard to know exactly what it means. In this lesson, you will follow a teacher as he learns some of what goes into effective curriculum design.

Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development

2. Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development

In this lesson, we focus on the key principles to keep in mind when developing a physical education curriculum, including ensuring you design appropriate activities for your class.

Purpose & Goals of Fitness Assessments

3. Purpose & Goals of Fitness Assessments

In this lesson, you're going to learn about many different fitness tests and what they measure, as well as what those measurements reveal about your fitness level.

Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

4. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.

Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process

5. Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process

Playing a musical instrument, creating a spreadsheet and performing in a play are all activities that many of us engage in on a regular basis. These activities are also examples of ways teachers assess a student's mastery of a subject in educational settings. This lesson will define performance-based assessments and discuss the various uses of performance assessments in the classroom.

Special Education and Ecological Assessments

6. Special Education and Ecological Assessments

An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.

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