Physical Education And National Standards

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The textbook mentions curriculum trends and changes as it relates to physical education. Listed below are those changes compared with the current SHAPE National Standards: • The textbook states that, “physical education teaches students to add physical activity to their daily lives and exposes them to content and learning experiences that develop the skills and desire to be active for life” While comparing the textbook statement to the National Standards, standards 2 and 3 recognize the need for students to exhibit knowledge of various physical activity skills that will drive and motivate students to lead active lives. Standard 2 specifically addresses students applying knowledge and tactics related to movement skills. SHAPE America echoes…show more content…
The other standards fail to mention anything about students improving muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance in reference to setting and accomplishing goals. • Lastly, the textbook states that “A high-quality physical-education program parallels whole-child education. While the main focus is on physical development (psychomotor), it also addresses the knowledge (cognitive) and social (affective) aspects of the child” Standards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 all focus on the textbooks suggested curriculum change. Standards 4 and 5 both focus on the social aspect of the student and states that the physically literate individual exhibits responsible social behavior and recognized the value of physical activity for self-expression and social interaction. Standards 2 and 3 focus on the student having knowledge of the skills and concepts, while the first standard focuses on the student being competent physically (motor skills and movement patterns). To further support this theory SHAPE America (2013) states, “the goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical…show more content…
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction. Standard 7- Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction. Found in the Louisiana Physical Education Standards, “Louisiana State Physical Education Standards are based on the National Physical Education Standards developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (currently known as SHAPE America Standards)” The SHAPE National Standards are well aligned with the Louisiana Physical Education Standards. There is a clear comparison between standards, for example SHAPE standard 3 and Louisiana standard 4 both represent the same thing, for students to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. While thoroughly reading through standards and expectations for grade levels K-5 there were no gaps identified. Use the self-assessment found at http://www.globaled.org/fianlcopy.pdf to find out how your school measures up in the different global education areas. Report what you
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