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Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction With Web Resource

Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction With Web Resource

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    As a physical educator (or student preparing to become one), you need to know more than the skills, techniques, and tactics of the sports and activities you teach. You need to understand, among other things, how to create task progressions, how to organize and adapt those tasks, and how to detect and correct student errors. Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction will help you learn how to do just that.

    Theoretical Framework and Evidence-Based Plans
    This text provides a theoretical framework to work from and gives you ready-to-use, teacher-tested content that is evidence based. Sample block plans are designed to help students of differing ability levels engage in skillful play. You’ll be able to draw from teaching progressions that are game-like, developmental, and sequential in nature.

    Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction offers the following:
    • Sequential units with block plans
    • Ready-to-use instructional tasks and warm-ups
    • Teaching cues
    • Explanations of common errors, their causes, and how to correct them
    • Content maps for each unit
    • A web resource that houses enlarged versions of the content maps, along with sample student awards and fair play guidelines
    The content maps provide a roadmap for success in the attainment of goals and outcomes. The cues in the text, which assist in the detection and correction of student errors, act as an additional aid to help students achieve success.

    Content Proven to Be Highly Effective
    The approach and content in Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction have been proven to increase student learning as compared to other approaches. In fact, in one of the largest-ever intervention studies on teaching effectiveness in physical education, teachers who were taught to use this approach and content significantly improved the quality of their teaching and produced some of the highest learning gains for students reported in the physical education literature.

    Book Organization
    The book is organized into three parts. Part I lays the groundwork for successful teaching—understanding and acquiring content knowledge, then conceptualizing and organizing that content for teaching. Part II explores the keys to teaching fundamental skills—understanding early elementary locomotion, and teaching elementary gymnastic skills. Part III consists of specific sport units for elementary, middle, and high school students, with each chapter providing the following:
    • An explanation of the approach
    • Maps that define the content and its interrelationship
    • Block plans, warm-ups, and lesson organization
    • A series of instructional tasks, which include the following:

      • The purpose of the instructional task
      • Equipment needed for instruction
      • A description of the instructional task
      • Teaching cues
      • Common errors, their causes, and how to correct them
      • Diagrams, as applicable
    Based on Extensive Research
    Effective Physical Education Content and Instruction is based on decade-long research conducted by Phillip Ward and colleagues that was published in numerous journals including The Journal of Teaching Physical Education, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. It has been developed in collaboration with a team of master teachers who know the content and how to teach it. The result of their work is a rock-solid theoretical framework that offers practical applications, developmental progressions from beginner to advanced, and a variety of block plans. By using a framework that is proven to be effective (as evidenced by research), you can focus on tailoring the instructional plan to your students so they can acquire the sport skills they need, enjoy their participation in physical education, and make the most of their time in your class.


    Text for undergraduate courses in physical education content, methods, and pedagogy. Reference for K-12 physical education teachers.

    Table of Contents

    How to Access the Web Resource

    Part I: Preparing for Successful Teaching
    Chapter 1: Understanding and Acquiring Content Knowledge
    Phillip Ward
    Chapter 2: Conceptualizing Content for Teaching
    Phillip Ward, Harry Lehwald, and Yun Soo Lee
    Chapter 3: Organizing Content for Teaching
    Phillip Ward

    Part II: Teaching Fundamental Skills
    Chapter 4: Early Elementary Locomotion
    Bobbie Siedentop and Phillip Ward
    Chapter 5: Elementary Gymnastics
    Phillip Ward and Chris Bell

    Part III: Teaching Sport Skills
    Chapter 6: Soccer
    Adrian Turner and Phillip Ward
    Chapter 7: Flag Football
    Harry Lehwald and Kevin Lorson
    Chapter 8: Basketball
    Harry Lehwald and Jim Ressler
    Chapter 9: Volleyball
    Harry Lehwald and Debra Sazama
    Chapter 10: Badminton
    Insook Kim and Harry Lehwald
    Chapter 11:Tennis
    Shiri Ayvazo and Phillip Ward
    Chapter 12: Softball
    Ali Brian and Harry Lehwald

    About the Authors
    About the Contributors
    About SHAPE America

    About the Author

    Dr. Phillip Ward is a professor of physical education teacher education in the department of human sciences at The Ohio State University. Dr. Ward is passionate about physical education and teacher education. He is director of the Learning to Teach Physical Education Research Program, which develops pedagogical content knowledge for teaching physical education. Dr. Ward has authored or coauthored more than 100 research papers and book chapters and has presented over 150 papers at international, national, and state conferences. He has served as an invited lecturer at 22 universities worldwide, including Belgium, China, Israel, and Japan, as well as at 16 international conferences. In 2014, he received the SHAPE America Curriculum and Instruction Honor Award. In 2015, he received the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education Outstanding Scholar Award. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and a research fellow of SHAPE America.

    Dr. Harry Lehwald is a senior lecturer of physical education in the department of human sciences at The Ohio State University. He and the other faculty at The Ohio State University were awarded the 2014 Physical Education Teacher Education Honor Award from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). In addition to his teaching, he has provided in-service teacher training and presented workshops and research on the topic of content knowledge at state and national conferences, as well as in Russia. He is a member of the Learning to Teach Physical Education Research Program at The Ohio State University. He has also coauthored several articles dealing with content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge. He served on South Carolina's elementary physical education assessment writing team. Prior to his time in higher education, he taught and coached in public schools for 11 years and coached track and field and cross country at the collegiate level for 13 years, winning two Coach of the Year awards.


    The web resource features enlarged versions of the content maps, along with sample student awards and fair play guidelines.

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