ech526 | Graduate
Methods Of Teaching In Early Childhood: Physical Education
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Current Issues and Trends in Physical Education and Health
- Create a timeline of events that represents the progression of physical education instruction.
- Explore current early childhood physical education initiatives.
- Examine current trends related to health and wellness in early childhood.
Introduction to Physical Education and Health in Early Childhood
- Define the following terms as they relate to the young child (birth through age eight): physical education, physical fitness, health, and wellness.
- Examine the value and the purpose of physical education and health in early childhood programs.
- Investigate the stages of human growth and development in early childhood.
- Examine the relationship between organized sports, physical education, and structured physical activities in early childhood settings.
Assessment in Early Childhood Physical Education and Health
- Describe the use of formative and summative assessments as components of early childhood physical education and health instruction.
- Analyze various assessment strategies used in early childhood physical education and health instruction.
- Identify adaptations for assessing diverse learners in early childhood physical education and health instruction.
Physical Education and Health Standards in Early Childhood
- Compare and contrast early childhood national and state standards for physical education and health.
- Identify the relationship between physical education and the following learning domainsin the early childhood learning environment: psychomotor, cognitive, and affective.
- Examine the use of technology in early childhood physical education and health programs.
Curriculum for Physical Education and Health in Early Childhood
- Identify components of a quality early childhood physical education and health program.
- Examine strategies for creating an effective learning climate for physical education and health instruction in an early childhood setting.
- Plan for the specific needs of diverse learners in the early childhood physical education setting.
- Explore ways to enhance curriculum to involve family and community in early childhood physical education and health.
Instructional Methods for Early Childhood Physical Education and Health
- Examine instructional approaches used in an early childhood setting.
- Analyze various methods of teaching early childhood physical education.
- Design an integrated early childhood physical education or health unit.
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