BCSD Physical Education
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. To develop a physically active lifestyle, a physically literate individual
• has learned the skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities,
• is physically fit,
• participates regularly in physical activity,
• knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in physical activities, and
• values physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle.
The rationale for physical education programs is to provide student the opportunity to acquire skills needed to make positive decision about a healthy, physically active lifestyle. A student’s growth and development is guided through quality participation in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains of learning. Program goals are determined by the three major domains of learning.
· Includes the development of all physical skills through the application and physiological and biomechanical principles
· Motor and fitness skills provide students with the tools necessary for continued participation in leisure and recreational activities
· Includes knowledge, understanding, and application of information necessary for choosing activities for a healthy lifestyle
· Individual and group activities foster the acquisition of skill in problem solving, decision making and creativity
· Cultural knowledge and history of activities is gained through learning rules, games, strategies and etiquette
· Includes social learning in development skills essential for positive group interaction and communication
· Respect for self and others is learned through competitive and cooperative actions of good sportsmanship and fair play