In a safe learning environment the student should gain applicable knowledge through
the biopsychosocial model as framework, which
should encourage the student to strive for continuous biological, mental,
and social health through daily and leisure activity. Applicable
knowledge should also be gained regarding social responsibility, as the
student should be able to continuously assess their own behavior, which is
essential for success in future pursuits. Social responsibility should
also cultivate a strong sense for cooperation within the classroom, as the
students provide their best effort for themselves and others. Lastly,
the students should enhance their self-efficacy in regards to acquiring new
skills and knowledge in physical education.
The information transmitted
in the classroom should promote an internal desire to continue to
partake in physical activity throughout life, which should promote biological, psychological, and social wellbeing.
Enhanced self-efficacy should increase the knowledge base and promote
individual growth in regards to health and skills used in physical activity.
Through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge the student's wisdom
will grow and wisdom will help guide them to become successful individuals
within a continually growing society. However, it is also essential
that the student's self-efficacy reaches beyond the realm of physical
education, as the students should build valid confidence in their ability
to be successful in all aspects of life. Success is measured in the
student's personal perspective on self-fulfillment.
Curriculum -- lessons, information, and skills -- has to be age
appropriate, as the students acquire motor skills, knowledge, and insight on
a healthy lifestyle through physical education. All aspects of the
physical education curriculum are covered by this philosophy, which is to
help young students become successful individuals through a biopsychosocial
• Illinois State Standards for P.E.
Standards for Professional Educators: P.E.
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