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Springfield, Massachusetts


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PHED 238

Secondary Physical Education Methods and Pre-Practicum: Grades 6-8

This one-half semester course is designed to help second-year physical education teacher preparation students further their pedagogical content knowledge and to introduce principles of curriculum development for grades pre-K through 12. Students apply developmentally appropriate practices in school-based laboratory settings. The primary focus of Module 3 is to introduce preservice teachers to appropriate practices for planning, teaching and evaluating middle school (grades 6-8) physical education. The approach to teaching used in this course is based on nationally recognized appropriate physical education practices for middle school students. The information given in module 3-Middle School Lecture will be reinforced and practiced in a 2-hour per week lab experience at a middle school teaching middle school students. In addition, students will have the opportunity to volunteer at the middle school and work with students in their academic classrooms as well. Instructional methods for this course will include various teaching styles and strategies of mini-discussion and lecture, guest presenters, small group work, jigsawing, and brainstorming

Units: 1.5

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