Philosophy of Secondary Physical education

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My philosophy of physical education in the secondary setting deals with students

becoming physically fit. Also that students learn how to communicate with others,

especially in a team setting. My philosophy also holds in it different teaching methods.

Methods that physical education teachers can use to get the most out of their students.

With this philosophy of physical education I plan to use it toward becoming a good


The major reason for having physical education in secondary schools is to lead the

students toward a better lifestyles and to be physically fit. There was an article published

In 1992 by, The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), stating

what 'The Physically Fit Person' should consist of. This article states five factors of a

physical fit person. One factor is that a physically fit person 'has learned skills necessary to

perform a variety of physical activities'. The second factor, 'is the person physically fit'.

The third factor is 'does this person participate regularly in physical activity'. The fourth

is a physically fit person 'knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in

physical activity'. The last factor is that a physically fit person 'values physical activity

and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle'. The plan as physical educators is to have

each child be a physically fit person, by their exit of high school. This will take some work

but I believe it could be done.

Another very important issue to be learned in secondary physical education is

teamwork. This is a very important aspect in everyday life. This helps people think of

others as much, or more, than themselves. Today some work places are going to the team

oriented style of work. The worker needs to be able to express ideas amongst his/her

teammates and come...