The Third Edition was created around the 2014 National Standards for Physical Education for K-12 education. Written by experts with a wealth of experience designing and implementing thematic curriculum, this innovative resource guides readers through the process of writing dynamic curriculum in physical education. The text begins by looking at the new national standards and then examines physical education from a conceptual standpoint.
It goes on to examine the development of performance-based assessments designed to measure the extent of student learning and explores the various curricular models common to physical education. It delves into sport education, adventure education, outdoor education, traditional/multi-activity, fitness, and movement education, describing each model and how it links with physical education standards.
New and Key Features of the Third Edition:
Includes a new Chapter 2, International Perspectives on the Implementation of Standards
Includes a new Chapter 4, Building the Curriculum
Includes a new Chapter 6, Creating Curricular Assessments
Discusses the process of designing a standards-based curriculum by developing goals that are based on a sound philosphy
Explores assessment and the importance of documenting students progress toward the standard
Examines how teachers can provide students with opportunities to achieve their learning goals through challenging and motivating choices