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Ch 15: Role of Physical Education in Student Learning

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These lessons on the role of physical education in student learning will present you with definitions and examples on the benefits of body exercise, fitness and competition. Examine participation in fitness and its sociocultural benefits.

Role of Physical Education in Student Learning - Chapter Summary

This chapter is about the role of physical education in student learning. Get familiar with how achievement and healthy competition are promoted by fitness, cognitive development as it is affected by the role of play, and using fitness to promote positive behavior.

Examine what role school, culture and media play in the emotional and social development of the individual. Take a look at other lesson information, like:

  • Influence physical fitness has on learning
  • How brain development is benefited by body exercise
  • Participation in sports as it benefits the individual's physical, emotional and social development
  • Definitions and examples of classroom applications of moral and prosocial behavior
  • How education is affected by socialization, culture and culture shock
  • Impact on gender of socialization
  • Use of fitness for understanding diversity

Use the short quiz that accompanies each lesson to assess your understanding as you go through these studies. Monitor your progress on your dashboard.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: Role of Physical Education in Student Learning
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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.

How Fitness Promotes Healthy Competition & Achievement

2. How Fitness Promotes Healthy Competition & Achievement

In this lesson we review ways fitness promotes both achievement and healthy competition. We also discuss some of the other positive benefits of fitness and elaborate on healthy alternatives to risky behaviors.

The Benefits of Exercise on the Developing Brain

3. 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

4. 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.

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.

The Sociocultural Benefits of Participating in Fitness

6. 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.

The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

7. The Role of Culture, School, and Media in Social and Emotional Development

Everyone changes and grows throughout his or her life, but that change is influenced by many factors. In this lesson, we'll look at socioemotional development and how culture, school, and media, like television, impact it.

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.

The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

9. The Effect of Culture, Socialization & Culture Shock on Education

In this lesson we will explore the effect of culture on the socialization of children. We will also seek to understand the impact that culture has on their educational experiences.

The Impact of Socialization on Gender

10. The Impact of Socialization on Gender

The following lesson covers how boys and girls are taught how to be boys and girls and where and by whom they are taught this behavior. A short quiz will follow to check your understanding.

Promoting Positive Behavior With Fitness

11. 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.

Understanding Diversity Through Fitness

12. Understanding Diversity Through Fitness

This lesson defines the terms respect and acceptance. It also discusses how teachers can use sports and games to help students understand diversity and how to appreciate others that are different from them.

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