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IJCRR. 2017; 9(16): 06-11


Innovative Teaching Methods in Physical Education for Better Learning

Ramananda Ningthoujam; Bidhyapati Nongthombam; Moirangthem Sunderchand.

Abstract
Introduction: Physical educators have been trying to instil values of fitness for life in the mind of the children. The NASPE (2003) and Institute of Medicine’s (2013) recommend that children should obtain a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in a day.
Aim: This article will highlight the latest teaching strategies, age appropriate equipments, and health optimizing physical education curriculum used in the field of PE program for better teaching and learning process.
Methods: New physical education activities, equipments, physical education curriculum in the field of physical education obtained through Google search, with the keywords physical education curriculum, physical education equipments, age appropriate physical education program, assessment in physical education, Strategies in physical education, and curriculum guidelines for physical education; as well the experience by researchers were expressed in this article.
Discussion: A physical educator has a great role to play at the grass root level to groom a child into making a potential and highly skilled professional. Olympians are not born, but they are made through their lifetime participation in research based PE program from school.
Conclusions: A physical educator has a great role to play in the grass root level to groom a child into making a potential and highly skilled professional. New curriculum, age appropriate equipments, teaching techniques, etc should be introduce in all the schools to make the child engage in physical activity for at least 60 minutes per day. However, the use of innovative equipments, strategies and curriculum in PE classes must be research-based and need for the children.

Key words: Physical Education;Curriculum;Equipments;School Children


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