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4th Edition

Instructional Models in Physical Education

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ISBN 9780367532246
May 19, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
440 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

No single instructional method can meet all of the student learning needs expressed in the SHAPE America National Standards for Physical Education. This new edition provides pedagogical knowledge and resources that support physical education teachers’ selection and use of instructional models and gives physical educators a plan for incorporating these models into their teaching.

Presented in two sections, Instructional Models in Physical Education 4E first presents the rationale, pedagogical knowledge, and selection processes for Model-Based Instruction (MBI). MBI is the commitment to use one instructional plan throughout a unit of instruction. The second section provides pedagogical knowledge for the selection, implement and assessment of instructional models used in P-12 physical education.

This edition has been updated to be in alignment with the SHAPE America National Standards for Physical Education. It includes new chapters on differentiated instruction and practical applications. An online resource includes videos and podcasts.

The book includes everything the reader needs for planning, implementing, and assessing when teaching with instructional models. It helps readers incorporate research-based practices in their lessons, adapt activities, and teach to standards. This text can be used as the stand-alone text for courses on physical education teaching methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Table of Contents

Part I: Foundations for Model-Based Instruction in Physical Education

1. Aligning Standards, Curriculum, and Instruction with Model Based Instruction

2. Describing Instructional Models for Physical Education

3. Areas of Knowledge for Model-Based Instruction in Physical Education

4. Teaching Strategies for Model-Based Instruction

5. Effective Teaching Skills for Model-Based Instruction

7. Assessing Student Learning in Model-Based Instruction

Part II: Eight Instructional Models for Physical Education

8. Direct Instruction

9. Personalized System for Instruction

10. Cooperative Learning

11. Sport Education

12. Peer Teaching

13. Inquiry Teaching

14. Tactical Games

15. Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility


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Michael Metzler is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, USA, where he was the coordinator of the Health and Physical Education graduate program. He is a Fellow Emeritus in the National Academy of Kinesiology and the 2020 winner of the Luther Halsey Gulick Award from SHAPE America.

Gavin Colquitt is a Professor of Health and Physical Education in the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology at Georgia Southern University, USA.