Physical Education Domain

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Thomas Jefferson once said that “Exercise and recreation is as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.” As a result, physical education is both critical and important to the everyday lives of students. To many, the term physical education or PE is known as powerful education. There is evidence, facts and information indicating the relevance and importance of Physical education to the daily functioning of everyday life. Likewise, because of the significance of PE in the education system it addresses all the learning domains according to Blooms taxonomy. The Ministry of Education summary of primary physical education curriculum states that Physical Education is the main contributor…show more content…
The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. As a result, the psychomotor domain is obviously the domain that is paid the most attention to in many physical education settings since we are to teach our students the skills that will allow them to live a healthy lifestyle. The psychomotor domain (Simpson, 1972) includes physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill areas. Development of these skills requires practice and is measured in terms of speed, precision, distance, procedures, or techniques in execution. There are seven major categories listed from the simplest behavior to the most complex. However, it varies from Imitation to Naturalization. Likewise, in physical education the psychomotor domain involves movement skills; anything that involves the student moving in some way or the other. It can be as simple as running, jumping, hopping, skipping, twisting or turning. Additionally, the psychomotor domain in PE incorporates teaching students all fundamental motor skills both loco-motor, Non-locomotors and the use of…show more content…
Instruction is given visually through demonstrations, through verbal instructions, and kinesthetically by allowing the students to experience and practice the movements and activities being taught. This allows students to learn in their own way. The Vision of the Ministry of Education the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago states that all students will experience a well-structured Health and Physical Education programme for the development of relevant knowledge, skills, values and attitudes, to enhance their physical, social, intellectual and emotional well-being, thereby producing well-balanced citizens who would be able to in cooperate creativity and aesthetic expressions, with the capacity to solve problems and to communicate effectively. John F. Kennedy said that “Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.” However, cognitive, psychological and affective domain is extremely important for students to effectively learn in Physical
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