Section 1: KWL Chart ()
Before reading Chapters 1, 2, and 3, fill in the “What I Know” and “What I Want to Know” section of the following chart. Then read the chapters and complete the “What I Learned” section of the chart*. You will not include the KWL chart in your discussion post
Topic What I know What I Want to Learn What I Learned
The purpose of physical education
The health, cognitive and social benefits of physical education
The characteristics of a quality physical education program
The role of physical education in helping young people develop personal and social responsibility
Theories surrounding the concepts of growth and of development in children
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Section 2: Creating Your Own Discussion Question/Prompt
For your initial post, you will create your own discussion prompt based on your own research and review of the chapter readings for this week. Your questions need to originate from one of the concepts introduced in Chapter 1, 2, or 3. These chapters cover a variety of issues that can be further researched.
After reading, use your completed chart and chapter readings to formulate a discussion prompt. Your discussion prompt should include all of the following:
An opening question or statement to introduce the topic:
Examples: What are some subjects that a teacher can integrate into a PE lesson? OR List several academic subjects that can be integrated into a PE lesson.
A question or statement that requires further research or thinking on the subject:
Examples: Do you think that PE teachers should integrate different subjects into their lessons? If so, how do you think this will help students? If not, why would this not be a good idea? OR Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of integrating academic subjects into physical education:
A question or statement that requires the reader to apply it to their own situation, current or future profession.
Example: How would you implement academic subjects into a PE lesson? OR Give an example of how an academic subject could be integrated into a PE lesson.
Use words such as: compare, contrast, discuss, evaluate, explain, how, why, or why not.
Your prompt should be open-ended (i.e. it cannot be answered with just a “yes” or a “no” statement, a one-word answer, or a simple definition).
Your prompt can require the reader to do further research on the subject, such as researching a website or outside source.