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Elementary Physical Education, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Inez Rovegno, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Dianna Bandhauer, Physical Education Teacher, Lecanto Primary School
  • ISBN-13: 9781284077988
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     932 pages      © 2017
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The Second Edition of Elementary Physical Education translates the most current research on learning, motivation, higher-order thinking skills, and social responsibility into easy to understand concepts and instructional strategies for elementary school physical education. The authors have revised, updated, and re-conceptualized the movement approach (skill theme approach) based on findings that have been shown to increase children’s learning and teacher effectiveness.

Each content chapter includes sample lesson plans designed to be teaching tools which will help transform the ideas discussed in the book. The content is aligned with the National Standards for Physical Education and NASPE’s guidelines for appropriate practices. It offers many sample tools for assessing childrens' learning and maintaining program accountability.

This comprehensive text can be used across several courses including elementary physical education curriculum and instruction, educational gymnastics, educational dance, educational games, and movement foundations courses. It is also the perfect reference tool for field experience courses and student teaching.

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Features & Benefits

  • NEW - Emphasizes the extensive changes made to the national physical education standards. These new standards have wide support and serve as the major goals for physical education nationwide.
  • NEW - Discussion of the Common Core State Standards which have been adopted by nearly all states and aim for all students to be college and career ready with knowledge and skills that have wide application in adulthood.
  • UPDATED - With the latest research and findings in the field.
Section  I Curriculum, Instruction, and Theoretical Support  
  Chapter  1 Physical Education Goals, Significance, and National Standards  
  Chapter  2 An Overview of the Movement Approach and Philosophy  
  Chapter  3 Overview of the Content  
  Chapter  4 Motor Development and Learning  
  Chapter  5 Cognitive Learning Theory  
  Chapter  6 Presenting Cognitive Content and Performance Techniques  
  Chapter  7 Task Design and Differentiating Instruction  
  Chapter  8 Interactive and Reflective Teaching  
  Chapter  9 Motivation and Establishment of a Learning Environment  
  Chapter  10 Higher-Order Thinking Skills and Inquiry-Oriented Teaching  
  Chapter  11 Social and Emotional Goals  
  Chapter  12 Diversity  
  Chapter  13 Managing Behavior and Misbehavior  
  Chapter  14 Planning  
  Chapter  15 Assessment in Education, Games, Gymnastics, and Dance  
  Chapter  16 Teaching Large Classes and in Small Spaces  
Section  II Health-Related Physical Activity  
  Chapter  17 Health-Related Physical Activity and Health-Related Fitness  
Section  III Educational Games  
  Chapter  18 Introduction to Educational Games  
  Chapter  19 Invasion Games: Catching, Passing, Kicking, and Receiving with Hands, Feet, and Hockey Sticks: Levels 1 and 2  
  Chapter  20 Invasion Games: Designing and Modifying Games, Tactics for Tag, Passing, and Receiving with Hands, Feet, and Hockey Sticks Level 3  
  Chapter  21 Invasion Games: Dribbling with Hand, Feet, and Hockey Sticks: Levels 1, 2, and 3  
  Chapter  22 Net/Wall Games: Skills, Tactics, and Modified Games: Levels 1, 2, and 3  
  Chapter  23 Field Games: Overhand Throw, Batting, Catching with Gloves, and Modified Games: Levels 1, 2, and 3  
Section  IV Educational Gymnastics Content  
  Chapter  24 Introduction to Educational Gymnastics  
  Chapter  25 Sequence Choreography and Movement Quality in Gymnastics and Dance   
  Chapter  26 Foundational Gymnastics Skills and Combinations   
  Chapter  27 Using Movement Concepts as Themes   
  Chapter  28 Partner and Group Work  
  Chapter  29 Technical Reference Information for Teachers About Gymnastics Skills  
Section  V Educational Gymnastics Content  
  Chapter  30 Introduction to Educational Dance  
  Chapter  31 Creative Dance Level 1  
  Chapter  32 Creative Dance Level 2  
  Chapter  33 Folk, Square, and Line Dance  
Section  VI Educational Gymnastics Content  
  Chapter  34 Continued Professional Development  
  Chapter  35 Managing the Politics of Schools  

Inez Rovegno, PhD-Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Inez Rovegno has taught elementary physical education methods in both small colleges and major research universities for 25 years. She continues to teach the approach used in the textbook in public schools to field test new lessons and demonstrate lessons for undergraduates and teachers. She has conducted research for 25 years on how undergraduates learn the approach, how expert teachers use the approach, and how children learn and respond to lessons based on the approach. Dr. Rovegno studied the approach in England at Chelsea College of Physical Education and at the Laban Art of Movement Studio under Lisa Ullmann, a student of Rudolf Laban.

She has published over 50 papers and chapters. She has given keynote addresses on the approach in Canada, France, Australia, Korea, Japan, and the USA and given over 80 presentations in conferences. Dr. Rovegno was inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2007 and received the 2010 Honor Award from the Curriculum and Instruction Academy of AAHPERD, the Senior Scholar Award and the Exemplary Research Award from the Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, School of Health and Human Performance, and gave the 23rd Distinguished Peter V. Karpovich Lecture at Springfield College, Springfield MA. 

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Dianna Bandhauer-Physical Education Teacher, Lecanto Primary School

Dianna Bandhauer has taught elementary physical education in Maryland, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Florida. She was on the standards writing committee for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards for Physical Education and has been on the Editorial Boards of Teaching Elementary Physical Education and the FAHPERD Journal. She has given over 50 conference presentations about elementary school physical education and has presented at AAHPERD National Conventions, Southern District, and state conventions in Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Ohio, and New Hampshire. She was the Florida FAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year and the Lecanto Primary School Teacher of the Year.

Ms. Bandhauer's program was a Florida Department of Education (DOE) Demonstration School. She has supervised student teachers and is also a certified peer teacher in the Florida Performance Management System and a Florida DOE Associate Master Teacher. She was on the Citrus County School District Curriculum Guide writing team and served on the Florida DOE Phase I, II, and III initial teacher certification and recertification examination test writing committee. She was on the Florida DOE validation committee for the state teacher exam in physical education and steering committee for physical education for handicapped students. She served Citrus County’s Gender Equity Committee and Lecanto Primary School and Lecanto High School Advisory Committee. She was awarded numerous grants totaling more than $25,000, which includes grant from the American Heart Association for her “Tar Wars: Teaching the next Generation” an afterschool program to promote fitness with an anti-tobacco message; a National Diffusion Network Grant “Every Child a Winner for daily physical education with assistance of classroom teachers;”  a grant for developing aerobics video for teachers to use when they must teach physical education in classroom spaces; and a grant to create a school garden with a micro-irrigation system.

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ISBN-13: 9781284077988

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