Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chapter 1 Questions

Learning Through the Physical: 

According to our text book learning through movement is based on that fact that "effective physical education can positively influence both the cognitive and affective development of children" From this we can gather that learning through the physical should be regarded as important part of working with children. Learning through movement would include not only learning skills but it would help affectively by teaching teamwork, communication, and self-esteem. If we can create games that will help feel better about physical activity we can positively affect them for life.

How does Physical Activity Impact Affective Growth?

Affective Growth is defined as "learning that increases the ability of children to act, interact, and react effectively with other people as well as with themselves" For example Affective Growth has a lot to with self-esteem. If Physical Educators can help design games that maximize self-esteem in children we can help make them more inclined to want to participate in physical activity. Movement is also important to children's affective growth in how they view their peers and their status amongst their peers. Games must have a positive form of socialization in order to benefit a childs affective growth.

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