Many PE programs that I have researched on the web highlight skill development and competition. There is no doubt that kids developing skills in sport and healthy competition are a great thing. However, what enduring concepts do we want our students to walk away from our programs with? What is it that we want them to remember and carry forward with them in the future? It certainly isn't just dribbling a basketball or kicking a soccer ball. There needs to be a much deeper understanding of the concepts that are in action in our daily lessons, our units, and the assessment tasks that we assign our students. What are the essential and enduring concepts that we want our students to be able to stretch across the learning disciplines and apply in their lives? Off the top of my head, perseverance, team work, communication, problem-solving, organization, and self-management seem like pretty decent examples of some of the more enduring concepts that should be highlighted in any PE program be it Australia, Canada, US, UK or wherever.Over the next few weeks, I will be devoting much of my blog time to exploring possible answers to these questions. Please add your comments!
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