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Innovative Teaching Ideas for Movement Education

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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... Directions: Place the name of the movement concept in the box provided. Each box is placed on top of the roots that are showing one concept. From K. Weiller Abels and J.M. Bridges, 2010, Teaching Movement Education: Foundations...

Foundation for an Active Lifestyle

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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...The scientific and empirical evidence is indisputable—life-long participation in physical activity has a significant positive impact on people’s health and well-being” (NASPE, 2005, p. 3). The current view of the importance of physical...

Space Activities

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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...The categories outlined in chapter 2 for the concept of space are location, direction, level, pathway, plane, and extension. Combined, these categories focus on the space available for movement as well as the spatial characteristics...

Effort Activities

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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...The effort concept addresses how the body moves in space and the quality of that movement as a progression of intensity. There are nine basic effort qualities in the movement education framework (see elements E1-E9 in appendix A). To help...

Relationships Activities

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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...The fourth movement concept, relationships, focuses on relationships that may occur as the body moves. All movement takes place in connection, or relation, to the environment, to other people, or to objects or apparatus. The relationships...

Developmentally Appropriate Teaching and Assessment

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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... routine 68 Educational games Game creation 69 Movement relay 70 Floor hockey rubric 71 Body Concept Assessment: Balancing Name _________________________ Draw two different balances. From K. Weiller Abels and J.M. Bridges,...

Body Activities

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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...The body concept is the first concept introduced to learners in the movement education framework (MEF). This chapter provides activities for teaching the movement concept, categories, and elements of body awareness. The body concept focuses...

Activity Analysis

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

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... Write objective or objectives Step 3: Movement concept Step 4: Movement category Step 5: Movement element Step 6: Create questions about movement element performance Step 7: Create tasks From K. Weiller Abels and J.M....

History and Philosophy of Movement Education

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

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...This first chapter provides a brief, but intense, look at critical moments in the history of, and the intent of, movement education. When did movement education originate? Why was it popular in the 1960s, 1970s, and even into the 1980s? Who...

Teaching Educational Games

Karen Weiller Abels

Karen Weiller Abels, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at the University of North Texas in Denton. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, including teaching elementary physical education. She has developed and taught many courses at the collegiate level that focus on teacher preparation, particularly in movement education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jennifer M. Bridges

Jennifer M. Bridges, PhD, is a professor of kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Michigan. For more than 20 years she has taught motor development, motor learning, movement fundamentals, and dance to preservice majors in physical education teacher education. She also held the ACSM health fitness specialist certification for 15 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teaching Movement Education : Foundations for Active Lifestyles

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

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...The term educational games has been used to describe games that foster skill acquisition and help children become skillful games players. Barrett (1984) suggests that physical educators should help all children reach their full potential...