Have we lost our way? The importance of joyful and meaningful engagement in physical education

Brown, Trent D.
April 2012
ACHPER Active & Healthy Magazine;2012, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p9
The article discusses the significance of joyful and substantive engagement in physical education. Physical education teachers must reflect on their mindless obsession with physical activity, health, and the obesity problem. They need to provide students space and time during their sessions to reflect on their movement, sport, and physical activity experiences. An act of reflection reportedly needs to be done for student to make meaning and realise joy from lived body experiences.


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