Specifics for generalists: Teaching elementary physical education

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Chunlei Lu Amanda De Lisio

Abstract

Quality physical education offered at the elementary school level is critical for children to
understand and develop healthy living. In most countries, physical education is taught by a
generalist teacher (i.e., an individual who has not undertaken extensive training in physical
education) particularly at the elementary school level. Inadequate and inappropriate
preparation has been identified as a major barrier for an elementary generalist to develop
and implement a quality physical education program. The purpose of this paper is to
identify and discuss helpful strategies used to employ each fundamental component of a
quality physical education program and is intended for a generalist audience. More
specifically, the paper will explore (a) the (dis)advantage of teaching physical education as a
generalist teacher; (b) the ability of physical education to address the whole child; (c) the
confusion surrounding physical education and physical activity; and (d) the strategies of a
successful physical educator.

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LU, Chunlei; DE LISIO, Amanda. Specifics for generalists: Teaching elementary physical education. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 3, p. 170-187, aug. 2017. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <https://iejee.com/index.php/IEJEE/article/view/273>. Date accessed: 21 july 2019.
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