Holistic Approach In Physical Education

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Physical According to Mahar 2006, the habitual physical activity is vital for enhancing overall health. Lifestyle behaviors adopted in childhood tend to track into adulthood, and more active children tend to be more active as adults than their sedentary peers, thus aiding in the prevention of diseases such as hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular and other health problems. Unfortunately, physical activity among children and adolescents has declined, and increasing numbers of children are spending more time in sedentary activities. A review of the literature reveals that few studies have been conducted to evaluate the physical activity levels of elementary school children during a typical school day. Likewise, few studies have been conducted…show more content…
Because the teachings used in a holistic approach are varied, most activities approach is interactive and changeable. Students are engaged by and individual activities that help build confidence, strengthen awareness, and improve academic and social skills, and participate in whole group, small group. The holistic learning approach can developed and be organized as a way to provide the learner with experiences that allow for natural exploration and active involvement. (Hubbard,…show more content…
Many disciplines utilize different terminology to describe essentially the same process, which can add to confusion when selecting and implementing an active learning approach. These differences can be attributed to the disciplines they were promulgated from or the organization that they emanated from. Cooperative Learning Cooperative learning is an approach that involves a small group of leaners working together as a team to solve a problem, complete a task or accomplish a learning activity that will improve their understanding of the subject matter. Every member is responsible not only by the words but also for helping teammates learn (Artzt and Newman, 1990). Accordingly, in cooperative classrooms, the students are expected to help each other, to discuss and argue with sharing their ideas.it helps to assess each other’s current knowledge and fill in gaps in each other understands. According to Johnson and Johnson (1989) and Colburn (1991) described cooperative learning as one which promotes positive interdependence, face to face promotive interaction, individual accountability, social skills, group processing, shared leadership and responsibility for each
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