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Development Physical Education for All Children 5th Edition With Web Resource

Development Physical Education for All Children 5th Edition With Web Resource

Theory Into Practice

$152.95 CAD


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    A book that has long been a standard for developmental physical education returns in a new, thoroughly updated edition with a sharpened focus on preparing tomorrow’s physical educators to deliver developmentally appropriate lessons and activities for children in pre-K through grade 5.

    Developmental Physical Education for All Children, now in its fifth edition and available in both print and e-book versions, takes a student-focused, comprehensive approach in preparing future teachers to create programs that enable children to gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions vital to leading a physically active lifestyle.

    This new edition is the first in more than a decade, with revisions and updates that make it like a brand-new book—one that maintains its solid foundations and instruction while equipping teachers for success in the 21st century.

    How This Text Prepares Teachers

    Developmental Physical Education for All Children, Fifth Edition, features the following benefits:

    • Shows teachers how to translate child development theory and research from the psychomotor, cognitive, affective, and fitness domains into practice

    • Offers teachers the understanding they need to create developmentally appropriate lessons that align with the new SHAPE America National Standards for Physical Education with grade-level outcomes, assessments, and instructions on implementing learning goals for students in pre-K through grade 5

    • Provides multiple standards-based movement experiences for pre-K through grade 5 learners that include movement tasks and extensions, scaled learning environments, skill cues, practice strategies, teaching style choices, and formative assessments aligned with goals

    • Supplies learning goal blueprints that integrate specialized skills, movement concepts, and tactics for developmental games, dance, and gymnastics

    Content Overview

    Future and current teachers will learn the research and theory behind this developmentally sound approach, which emphasizes movement skills and increased physical competence based on the developmental levels of pre-K through fifth-grade students. The first half of the book covers the learner, the movement content, the learning environment, and the instructional design; the second half provides detailed standards-based learning experiences, which are now organized by developmental level.

    The concluding section offers two chapters on professionalism in the 21st century, giving teachers a conceptual framework to prepare and implement a developmental, standards-based scope and sequence for pre-K through grade 5 physical education and offering advice on staying current, being professionally involved, and advocating for comprehensive school physical activity.

    Practical Ancillaries

    Developmental Physical Education for All Children also provides a robust lineup of online ancillaries:

    • A student web resource with reproducible forms that can be printed along with learning aids from the book and additional learning activities, some of which are enhanced by more than 20 video clips that demonstrate concepts in action

    • An instructor guide that features in-class activities, answers to chapterr review questions, chapter overviews, and the “Big Ideas” from each chapter

    • A test package featuring more than 445 questions from which teachers can create their own quizzes

    • A presentation package offering more than 246 PowerPoint slides that highlight the key points while offering essential visual elements to augment understanding

    Equipped to Provide High-Quality Education

    The result of this comprehensive overhaul of a standard classic is that both future and current teachers will be prepared and equipped to provide high-quality developmental physical education that can help children be physically active now and throughout their lives.


    Textbook for undergraduate methods and education courses. Reference for administrators and practitioners.

    Part I: The Learner

    Chapter 1. Quality Developmental Physical Education

    The Case for Quality Physical Education

    Overview of Developmental Physical Education

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 2. The Healthy Child

    Physical Activity

    Fitness Education

    Nutrition Education

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 3. The Thinking, Feeling, and Socializing Child

    The Thinking Child

    The Feeling and Socializing Child

    Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 4. The Moving Child

    Motor Development and Motor Learning

    The Process of Learning

    Perceptual-Motor Development

    Phases and Stages of Motor Skill Development

    Learning New Movement Skills

    Making Connections

    Big Ideas

    Part II: Movement Content and Learning Environment

    Chapter 5. The Movement Framework

    Rationale for the Movement Framework

    Movement Content

    Movement Concepts

    Putting it All Together

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 6. The Environment and the Task

    The Environment

    The Task

    Making Connections

    Building Movement Task Progressions

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 7. Designing Movement Skill Practice

    Focusing Practice

    Classifying Practice


    Big Ideas

    Part III: Instructional Design

    Chapter 8. Standards-Based Physical Education

    Development of Standards, Outcomes, and Guidelines

    National Standards and Outcomes for Physical Education

    Unpacking Standards

    Guidelines for Preschool Children

    Alignment Charts

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 9. Assessing Student Learning

    Understanding Assessment

    What to Assess

    How to Assess

    When to Assess


    Big Ideas

    Chapter 10. Effective Teaching: Designing and Implementing Learning Experiences

    Choosing Movement Activities

    Choosing Practice Conditions and Feedback

    Choosing Instructional Strategies

    Reproduction Cluster

    Production Cluster

    Mobility Ability

    Universal Design for Learning


    Big Ideas

    Chapter 11. Diverse Learners

    Marjorie Ellis

    What’s in a Name?

    Differentiated Instruction

    Impact of Federal Laws on Physical Education for Students With Disability

    Categories of Disability, Characteristics, and Needs

    Dimensions of Diversity

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 12. Classroom Management

    Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility

    Positive Teacher Attributes

    The Social Contract

    The Physical Environment

    Establishing Developmentally Appropriate Protocols

    Effective Management Practices

    Big Ideas

    Part IV: Standards-Based Learning Experiences for Pre-K Through Grade 2

    Chapter 13. Designing Learning Experiences for Pre-K Students

    Development of Pre-K Learners

    Designing Instruction

    Assessing Learning

    Providing Feedback

    Activities to Reinforce Personal and Social Responsibility

    Movement Activities

    Chapter 14. Designing Learning Experiences for K-2 Students

    Standards-Based Learning

    Assessing Learning

    Designing Instruction

    Practice and Feedback

    Activities to Reinforce Personal and Social Responsibility

    Chapter 15. K-2 Learning Experiences for Locomotor Skills



    Chapter 16. K-2 Learning Experiences for Stability Skills



    Step-Like Actions

    Chapter 17. K-2 Learning Experiences for Manipulative Skills




    Kicking and Dribblin


    Strikes With Body Parts

    Striking With Paddles

    Striking With Bats and Polo Sticks

    Part V: Standards-Based Learning Experiences for Grades 3 Through 5

    Chapter 18. Designing Learning Experiences for Grades 3 Through 5

    Development of Learners in Grades 3 Through 5

    Standards-Based Learning

    Assessing Learning

    Designing Instruction

    Practice and Feedback

    Activities to Reinforce Personal and Social Responsibility

    Chapter 19. Developmental Games

    Developmentally Appropriate Games

    Best Practices When Teaching Games

    Game Classification

    Designing Instruction

    Big Ideas

    Target Games: Combination Level

    Target Games: Application Level

    Striking and Fielding Games: Combination Level

    Striking and Fielding Games: Application Level

    Net and Wall Games: Combination Level

    Net and Wall Games: Application Level

    Invasion Games: Combination Level

    Invasion Games: Application Level

    Chapter 20. Developmental Dance

    Movement Framework for Developmental Dance

    The Role of Dance in Physical Education

    Outcomes of Developmental Dance

    Rhythmic Fundamentals and the Elements of Rhythm

    Dance and the Spectrum of Teaching Styles

    Developmental Progression for Teaching Creative Dance

    Designing Instruction for Developmental Dance

    Big Ideas

    Learning Experiences for Developmental Dance: Combination Level

    Learning Experiences for Developmental Dance: Application Level

    Chapter 21. Developmental Gymnastics

    Movement Framework for Developmental Gymnastics

    Best Practices When Teaching Gymnastics

    Designing Instruction for Developmental Gymnastics

    Big Ideas

    Combination-Level Task Progressions

    Application-Level Task Progressions

    Chapter 22. Fitness Education for Grades 3 Through 5

    Debra Ballinger

    FITT Guidelines

    Exercise Principles

    Skill-Related Fitness Development

    Best Practices for Fitness Education

    Fitness Assessment

    Fitness Education Programs

    Enhancing Physical Activity and Fitness With Technology

    Designing Instruction

    Big Ideas

    Exercise Glossary

    Part VI: Professional Development

    Chapter 23. Developmental Physical Education Curriculum

    Steps in Curriculum Planning

    Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

    Big Ideas

    Chapter 24. Professionalism, Leadership, and Advocacy

    Professional Standards

    Big Ideas

    Frances Cleland-Donnelly, PED, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She served on the SHAPE America board of directors and has been president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Pennsylvania State AHPERD (now SHAPE America).

    Cleland Donnelly has numerous articles in refereed publications and chapters in books, as well as the previous edition of this book, to her credit. She has made many dozens of presentations at the international, national, district, and state levels. In 2014 she was inducted into the North American Society of HPERSD Professionals and has received numerous awards for teaching and service throughout her career.

    David L. Gallahue is professor emeritus and dean emeritus of the School of Public Health at Indiana University. For over 40 years he was active in the study of the applied aspects of the motor development and movement skill learning of young children and youths in physical activity and sport settings and is the author of numerous textbooks, book chapters, and journal articles. His work has been translated into Chinese, Farsi, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.

    Gallahue has been a visiting professor, guest lecturer, and keynote speaker on more than 300 occasions at universities and at professional conferences in 23 countries. He is a past president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and a past chair of the Council on Physical Education for Children and the Motor Development Academy. He is an elected member of the NASPE Hall of Fame, the National Academy of Kinesiology, and the North American Society of HPERSD. He also received the Healthy American Fitness Award in recognition of his work with young children. Gallahue has been recognized nationally and internationally for scholarship and leadership focused on young children and has received honorary professorships at Beijing Sport University and Chengdu Sport University, both in China.

    Suzanne S. Mueller, EdD, is professor emeritus in the physical education department at East Stroudsburg University, where she taught and administered graduate and undergraduate programs in physical education teacher education for more than three decades. She specialized in the application of standards-based curriculum alignment and the spectrum of teaching styles, motor development and motor learning theory, and developmentally appropriate content and practices for programs and children in pre-K through elementary physical education.

     Dr. Mueller has been a consultant for several university and school district faculty on standards-based alignment of their programs with state and national physical education standards. She has published articles and presented at national and international conferences and evaluated university and school programs for state and national accreditation.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Web resource. Includes reproducible forms, learning aids from the book, additional learning activities, some of which are enhanced by video clips that demonstrate concepts in action.

    Instructor guide. Features in-class activities, chapter summaries and objectives, review questions, worksheets, and the “Big Ideas” from each chapter.

    Test package. Features more than 350 questions, from which teachers can create their own quizzes.

    Presentation package. Offers more than 246 PowerPoint slides that highlight the key points while offering essential visual elements to augment the understanding.