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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Post #3- "Learn Through the Physical" and Affective Growth

When someone says, "Learn Through the Physical," it could mean many different things. I believe "Learn Through the Physical" means that someone learns how to be physically fit. They learn how to eat properly, how to exercise right and how to take care of their body. Being physically fit means that a person has the ability to perform daily tasks without fatigue and to have sufficient energy reserves for participation. "Learn Through the Physical" could also have to do with a Physical Education class and the students in the class. If the students in this class have an effective physical education class they could psitively influence their cognitive affective development. This is an important goal in Physical Education. The students in this class could also permanently change their motor behavior brought about by experiences designed to foster understanding of the movement concepts, skill concepts, fitness concepts, and activity concepts of the developmental physical education program. This term is called concept learning and can occur in the Physical Education classroom or on a playing field. Many important academic concepts that are learned in the classroom can be taught and leaned in a Physical Education classroom.

Physical activity can impact a child's affective growth. The term affective growth can be described as learning that increases the ability of children to act, interact, and react effectively with other people as well as with themselves. When students get lots of physical activity their affective growth will develop and improve, because they will be surrounded by other students and they will need to communicate with each other and learn how to work together. When students participate in physical activity they will also need to learn how to be honest, how to play fairly, and how to cooperate. Learning these positive moral behaviors will increase the students affective growth and will help students to become a better person.

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