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COURSE TITLE: Movement Activities for Children
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Barreiro
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 1 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 2)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Students will study movement activities for children in elementary school within a developmental framework. Special emphasis is placed on games, gymnastics and dance for children ages five to twelve years. The course combines theory, practical teaching experiences with children and critical reflection on these experiences in the context of children's physical development. This will include the study of free play and organized physical activities in recreational, educational, and sport environments.

Same as EDUC 393.

Students with credit in EDUC 203 cannot receive credit in EDUC 393.
  • Pangrazi, R. & Gibbons, S. (2015). Dynamic Physical Education: for Elementary School Children. Toronto: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Other various readings will be on reserve in the library or the website will be listed or emailed to the student.
Test 1 15%
Test 2 15%
Organized Activities Analysis 10%
Games Group Project Summary 20%
Final Examination 30%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the course, the student will have acquired:
  1. Knowledge of developmentally appropriate movement activities for children aged 5 to 12.
  2. An understanding of the psychomotor, cognitive and affective characteristics and needs of children, with an emphasis on motor development.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of movement concepts with emphasis on their application to a variety of movement activities.
  4. Abilities in observing, assessing, planning, and delivering aspects of children’s physical activity.
  5. Knowledge of suitable environments for children to learn movement activities.
  • Intro to class: hand out syllabus
  • Foundations of Physical Education
  • Growth and Development
  • Designing Effective Curriculum
  • Effective Teaching Methods
  • Assessment of students
  • Playground Analysis intro
  • Fundamental Motor Skills
  • Manipulative and Body Management Skills
  • Laban's Movement Analysis/Applications in PE classroom
  • Rhythmic Movement
  • Gymnastics
  • Games
  • Evaluations for PE
  • T.G.f.U.
  • Observation of Organized Activities (Sportball)
  • Presentations

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