The Process of Teaching Physical Education (3) Analysis of pedagogical skills and methods applied to K-12 physical education.
KINES 366 The Process of Teaching Physical Education (3)
The purpose of this course is to introduce teacher candidates to the pedagogical processes used in teaching K-12 physical education. Physical education instruction techniques related to classroom management, creating effective learning environments, analysis of motor skills, providing effective feedback, content development, creating active learning experiences and systematic analysis of effective instruction comprise the foundation of this class. These pedagogical skills will be practiced and analyzed throughout the semester. Specifically, students will be required to demonstrate the ability to use, analyze and critique these techniques in micro-teaching situations with their peers. The primary focus of the class is to develop a repertoire of effective teaching skills based upon research of teacher effectiveness that enables teacher candidates to become reflective physical educators with the ability to deliver, analyze and modify their teaching to provide developmentally appropriate instruction for elementary, middle and high school students. The content of this course also addresses the physical education teaching standards developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), the national accrediting body for physical education teacher education programs that works in conjunction with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to certify physical education teacher education programs throughout the United States.
Assessment of student performance in the course includes:
1. Participation in laboratory experiences (10%)
2. Performance on knowledge tests (35%)
3. The ability to correctly and effectively demonstrate a repertoire of pedagogical skills in simulated teaching situations (35%)
4. Teaching reflections based on class teaching experiences and analyses and observations of teaching (20%)
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.