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Physical Education Curriculum & Assessments - Chapter Summary
Let our instructors guide you through curriculum design and fitness assessments. You'll become familiar with the instructional principles necessary for teaching physical education and assessing students' fitness abilities. These lessons should help you be able to:
- Develop physical education activities and curriculum
- Identify fitness assessments and their goals
- Describe informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
- Differentiate between product and process performance assessments
- Accommodate diverse students in the classroom and in assessments
- Define curriculum design
- Integrate multiple subject knowledge in physical education
- Utilize technology in physical education
- Apply performance and assessment data
- Deliver instructional feedback
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.
1. What is Curriculum Design?
Curriculum design is a teaching tool used to keep the main objectives and goals in mind without addressing the less quantifiable day-to-day needs of students. Learn the nuts and bolts of curriculum design, how to use it to see the big picture of classroom education, and explore its relation to the individualized teaching of children.
2. Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development
A successful physical education curriculum will develop motor and physical skills while enhancing the overall academic experience. Discover how to encourage participation, choose appropriate skills to teach, and tackle the task of assessment.
3. How to Integrate Knowledge & Skills From Multiple Subjects in Physical Education
Physical education can incorporate concepts from other subjects using an integrative framework, combining the subjects. Identify ways to use reading, writing, and math into physical education lessons.
4. Purpose & Goals of Fitness Assessments
Fitness assessments are excellent tools to set a baseline and determine needs and goals. Learn the purpose and goals of various fitness tests, including height, weight, BMI, body composition, and cardiovascular fitness.
5. Types of Fitness Testing in Schools
Many schools use different types of fitness testing to measure fitness levels and evaluate the wellness of students. Explore more about types of fitness testing in schools, including fitness testing's potential for controversy and its use as a tool.
6. Physical Education Assessments: Types & Uses
Different types of physical education assessment help to categorize students and their levels or abilities in sports for the betterment of their education. Learn more about physical education assessment and its tools, purpose, and application in schools.
7. Assessment of Student Fitness & Physical Education Skills
Fitness assessments are used to evaluate students' athletic ability, centered around benchmarks that reflect goals in health standards. Follow the history of physical education skills assessments and the changes they've undergone since their inception.
8. Interpreting & Applying Student Performance Data in P.E.
Student performance in physical education (PE) can be measured in data and interpreted to improve their development. Identify how applying the data in PE appears in individual performance, group performance, and testing.
9. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments
In educational settings, an assessment refers to the process of evaluating, measuring and documenting students' knowledge, skills or behavior. Discover the benefits of both informal and formal assessments, and when to use performance-based or pencil-based assessment methods.
10. Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process
Instead of using a pencil and a piece of paper, performance assessments evaluate students through non-written ways. Learn about the definition of performance-based assessments, explore the various uses of performance assessments in the classroom, and check the guidelines for performance assessments and how to decide whether to assess a product or a process.
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