Physical Literacy

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If I get an opportunity to teach physical education in an elementary setting the concept of physical literacy will be important for me to keep in mind when designing lessons. At a young age children need to develop basic motor skills to be able to participate in physical activities for the rest of their lives. It will be my job as a teacher to find fun and developmentally appropriate ways in which I can engage the students in the basic motor skills so that in the future they are competent in the basic skills and can apply them in a more challenging sport specific setting. In any subject, a student’s knowledge and skills must be scaffolded (built upon) in order to master more complex concepts and skills.

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