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1 Constructivist Learning in K-5 Physical Education Matthew Cummiskey Temple University Please provide …

2 What is constructivist teaching?

3 Constructivist Principles Encourage students to arrive at answers in different ways Invite students to describe how they generated solutions to the learning problems Have students articulate, defend, refine and adjust their own strategies to solve problems Establish classroom social norms for listening to other and sharing solutions Build learning on students previous knowledge while integrating concepts into broad understanding (pathways)

4 Advantages for Students- Improves the following: Positive self image & confidence –slanted rope Critical thinking Movement vocabulary Creativity Self-responsibility Enjoyment of class Social interaction

5 Advantages for Teachers Get inside a childs head Adjust teaching based on responses More interaction with students Involve multiple movement education concepts and skill themes Non-competitive or low competitive level Higher activity time Promotes leadership and success Higher interscholastic participation rates

6 Approaches: IS: Guided Discovery Problem Solving Reciprocal Convergent IS NOT: Command Practice

7 Constructivism at Its Best

8 The basics of Movement Education (K-3) Movement Education Schedule Skill Themes (4-5) Skill Themes Schedule See material under curriculum and teaching models tab on homepage

9 Spiral Curriculum

10 Examples K – Self Space K1 – Range 1 st – Force 2 nd – Pathways 3 rd – Rhythm 4 th – Movement and Position 4 th – Bounce Pass 5 th – Cooperative 5 th – Throwing Challenge

11 Develop your own constructivist lesson using the movement education or skill themes approach

12 Constructivism – Helps children become skillful movers and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and physical activity. Questions?? Documents: –http://astro.temple.edu/~mdc49/ portfolio/conferences/presentati ons.htm Contact me:


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