Education 320: Teaching PE & Health, Elementary Education (English)

Course Information

This course was developed to satisfy the California Commission of Teaching credentialing requirements for teacher candidates.  The class provides opportunities for candidates to learn how to teach the basic and essential fundamentals of physical education for K-6th grade students.  The central knowledge is about children’s motor skill development along with the emotional and social aspects related to physical activity.  Teachers will learn the key aspects of a physical education lesson, which include a warm-up activity, the lesson plan (skill development and game applications), and closure.  As a total lesson, at least half the time is spent in moderate to vigorous activity.

The course also addresses classroom management techniques, safety and liability, kinesiology, and instructional techniques. It incorporates discussions of multicultural aspects and special needs populations, and concludes with ideas for integrating physical education with academic subjects such as mathematics, language, and natural and social sciences.

Education Dept. | Education Sch. | University of California, Irvine
Keywords: Physical Education,Health,Elementary School Education,Children's motor skill development,warm-up activity,fitness activities,rainy day activities,stress management
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