Teaching Physical Education: A Conceptual Analysis With Implications for Teachers

Ojeme, Emmanuel O.
July 1986
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Jul1986, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p221
Academic Journal
This article attempts to provide a conceptual analysis of the term teaching physical education. It discusses the apparent inadequacies and deficiencies about teaching physical education reported in the literature, which have been consistently observed in contacts with teachers and student teachers. Terms such as training and coaching, which are often applied to the physical education teacher, are critically examined and found to be inadequate equivalents of teaching. The concept of teaching physical education connotes an educational goal with processes involving the development of skills and the formation of values, attitudes, and interests in learners. Hence its activities must reflect and be geared toward those ends.


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