Importance Of Physical Education In Education

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There are three components that one must be sufficient in, in order to succeed in sport. These three factors are physical literacy, fundamental movement skills and fundamentals of movement, and they make up the most basic aspects of sport and physical activity. Physical literacy was developed by Margaret Whitehead. Being physically literate means that one can move with confidence and competence. Physical literacy allows one to interpret a situation and to know the entailed movement. Physical literacy is influenced by the environment and by the culture surrounding a person. There is an evident example from our hockey module; for the majority of the class, it was the first experience of hockey, however, by the end of the programme everyone was…show more content…
Constructivist theory states that people learn from their environment and surroundings. The Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 1998, debates the importance of situated learning in Physical Education. It states “that learning takes place in particular sets of circumstances, in time and space”. Learning is spoken about as an “integral part” of a wide array of social practices. According to Lave and Wenger barriers such as limited field time can affect students’ participation in Physical Education classes. If students do not partake fully in physical activity, one will not be able to learn to the best of one’s ability. Hence, if one does not have a coach, their learning may be severely…show more content…
However there is information available on how to adapt your training session to ensure inclusiveness. (Appendix). The question ‘Why do I need a Coach when I’ve got Google?’ is bizarre to me. As a Physical Education Student, I believe that the presence of a Coach is inimitable. One can assimilate as much information as possible from Google, but without a coach to progress, teach, motivate and adapt training to an individual’s specific needs, this information is futile. A coach’s influence is irreplaceable. “What is a coach? We are teachers. Educators. We have the same obligations as all teachers, except we probably have more influence over young people than anybody but their families. And, in a lot of cases, more than their families” – Joe Paterno. “I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field” – Usain
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