Presentation on theme: "Rational for teaching PDHPE in schools In today’s ever changing society there is an increasing awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles. Health."— Presentation transcript:
Rational for teaching PDHPE in schools In today’s ever changing society there is an increasing awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles. Health does not only effect children but adults as well, so it is important that concepts of personal development, health and physical education are taught in Primary Schools in order to encourage healthy lifestyles into adulthood.
Why is it important to teach PDHPE? Teaching PDHPE is important because it: Encourages an understanding and valuing of self and others. Promotes physical activity. Emphasises informed decision making leading to effective and responsible action.
Aims of teaching PDHPE Teaching of PDHPE in New South Wales schools aims to develop in each student the knowledge and understanding, skills and values and attitudes needed to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives.
What is Needed for Healthy Living? Knowledge and understanding of: Interpersonal Relationships: -Relationships -Family -Communication -Peers -Groups Growth & Development: -Personal Identity -The Body -Sexuality -Changes -Values Personal Health Choices: -Decision making -Nutrition -Health Services -Drugs -Environmental Health -Prevention
Safe Living: -Personal Safety -Home/Rural Safety -School/Play Safety -Road Safety -Water Safety -Emergency Procedures Games & Sports: -Non-locomotor skills -Locomotor skills -Manipulative skills -Games -Athletics -Aquatics -Playing Active Lifestyle: -Being Active -Effects of Physical Activity Gymnastics: -Locomotor and non- locomotor skills -Elements of movement -Composition Dance: -Locomotor/non-locomotor skills -Elements of dance -Composition Dance styles The teaching of PDHPE in the primary years will foster positive attitudes towards good health, empowering children to take an active role in developing and maintaining a healthy life style.