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Physical Education and Kinesiology
Maureen Connolly

PEKN 2P03 Lecture # 9 - Lecture was cancelled again due to the power point not working continuing lecture on the following week** Lecture # 10 November 26 2013th - Transferable skills of Gymnastics: - Critical thinking and gymnastics: - Design and implemented physical education programs are to promote children’s creativity in early years - Exam: what you do and what you learned! - It’s on critically analyzing something! ** - Torrance (1981): - Kinesthetic modality: mot appropriate modality for eliciting creativity of most preschool kids since skills/modalities are mostly practiced at preschool age - Own words: Physically moving is the best way to express one’s self as well as creativity and critical thinking development - Putting that in own words: things that that will be on the exam! - Think of children on a playground - Capel (1980): - Movement provides kids opportunity to develop inventions and creativity with spirit and while being active - This also helps with growth and development (Vygotsky- 1981) - Results: - Motor creativity: directly related to critical thinking (moving and thinking) - Movement gives kids kinesthetic feedback, kids link movement and leadership through their senses/selves - Kids learn through movement and play: - Cognitive strategies - Understanding themselves in psychological terms - How to interact with other kids (social skills) - Gymnastics: - Journey, different for each individual to reach their goals - It encourages critical thinking - Development of creativity - Teachers must encourage creativity!! - Inclusion in gymnastics: - Ex: in variety of different sports (skating: uses balance that is a transfer of weight) - Why used: children learn cognitive more efficiently in an environment that includes the body as well as the mind - Student centered: process of planning, practicing, and observing as well as evaluating a performance - Foster of creativity/movement - Contribute to the development of k
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