Models for curriculum and pedagogy in elementary school physical education

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review current models for curriculum and pedagogy used in elementary school physical education programs. Historically, physical educators have developed and used a multiactivity curriculum in order to educate students through physical movement. More recently, a variety of alternative curricular models have been developed, used, and in some cases carefully evaluated. I discuss the following models for physical education and the research supporting their effectiveness: (a) sport education, (b) tactical games, (c) updated multiactivity, (d) movement education, (e) personal-social responsibility, (f) outdoor recreation and adventure education, (g) health-related physical education, and (h) interdisciplinary. In addition, methods/models for teaching physical education are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-227
Number of pages9
JournalElementary School Journal
Volume108
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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  • Education

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