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DIDACTIC STRATEGIES
IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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by LINUS DOWELL

1st ed., 232 pages, $22.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-047-3  Review Shopping Cart


This text was written for courses in methods of teaching physical education. It describes strategies for teaching physical education to secondary school students. Emphasis is given to procedures for good teaching in physical education including didactic techniques, methods, designs, and includes organizations for learning and for teaching. It also includes a performance manual to evaluate teaching competency. This text takes the view that any skilled, intelligent person can learn to teach, and every experienced teacher can always improve in teaching.

Contents

Chapter 1: ORGANIZATION FOR TEACHING
Goals
Goals to Objectives
A lesson in Behavioral Objectives
Reaching Objectives
Course Layouts
Teaching Plans
Evaluation

Chapter 2: TEACHING POINTS FOR BASIC TEAM AND DUAL SPORT SKILLS
Team Sports

Chapter 3: TEACHING POINTS FOR BASIC INDIVIDUAL SPORT SKILLS

Chapter 4; DIDACTIC TECHNIQUES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
General Techniques
Audio-Visual Techniques
Mechanical Techniques

Chapter 5: DIDACTIC METHODS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Lecture Method
Discussion Method
Lecture-Demonstration Method
Audio-Visual Method
Practice Method
Distributive Method
Fundamental Principles

Chapter 6: DIDACTIC DESIGNS
Introductory Design
Military Design
Athletic Design
Binary Design
Station Design
Team Design
Individual Design
Programmed learning Design
Problem Design
Innovative Designs

Chapter 7: ORGANIZATIONS FOR LEARNING
Logical Organizations
Readiness Organizations

Chapter 8: PERFORMANCE MANUAL

About the Author

Linus Dowell graduated from Northeast Missouri State University with degrees in mathematics and physical education. After a five-year stint in the Navy, he completed his graduate work at the University of Missouri. Linus now serves as Professor of health and Physical Education at Texas A&M University.
He previously served as head of Arkansas State University's health, Physical Education and Recreation Department from 1961-66, and as Athletic Director at the Naval Academy while in the service. Recognized internationally in the field of Teaching Strategies, Linus was the first to conduct research in the "Theory of Games," a mathematical model involving motor skills. He has published over 60 articles and authored or co-authored eight books.


 

 

 

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