Saturday, May 9, 2009

Final Project

Cognitive Development Approach

Change in Physical education Motivation and Physical Activity Behavior in Middle School

The Responsible use of Youth Fitness Testing to Enhance Student Motivation, Enjoyment, and Performance

Enhancing Motivation in Physical Education


In the articles and videos that I've looked at I've learned that motivation helps students in physical education and also other subjects in school. It's important for students to be motivated in physical education class because it gets them excited to be in class. Some of the mistakes that people might mistake as motivation is competition. Competition can motivate students to do better in class but can also make the loser of the competition demotivated. I also looked at an article that helped motivate students that are blind. It's important to keep students with disabilities motivated because they may not have the same confidence that other students may have. I think that the take home message for PE teachers when rewarding students intrinsically is to watch to make sure that students don't get used to award after doing physical activity. You don't want to make it a habit that every time they will do something physical that they will get something in return. Why is this????...because then they won't have any self motivation when they are out of school and their are no longer expectations such as physical education to keep students healthy. We as physical educators need to give students knowledge of how to stay fit for a long time so that society can stay healthier and get those obesity statistics DOWN!

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