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Research on Effective Teaching in Elementary School Physical Education
Elementary School Journal
  • Judith E. Rink, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Tina J. Hall, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Document Type
Article
Subject Area(s)
Physical Education
Disciplines
Abstract
The perspective of this article is that the purpose of the elementary physical education program is the development of a physically active lifestyle. We discuss the relative contribution of the development of motor skills, fitness, content related to encouraging participation, and the affective goals of the program to the development of a physically active lifestyle. Teaching must be effective if children are to acquire the skills to lead a physically active lifestyle. We explore the research base identifying effective teaching in an elementary school physical education setting in terms of academic learning time and management roles and communication and content-development skills of the teacher. Similarities and differences between teaching in a gymnasium and in a classroom are identified.
Citation Information
Judith E. Rink and Tina J. Hall. "Research on Effective Teaching in Elementary School Physical Education" Elementary School Journal Vol. 108 Iss. 3 (2008) p. 207 - 218
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/judith_rink/23/