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MacPhail, A
Key concepts in sport and exercise sciences
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Curriculum refers to a range of educational experiences, planned and unplanned, associated with student learning. Content is only part of the educational experiences. Physical education is distinguishable from other curricular areas by its focus on the body and movement, seeking to build on previously learned movement skills through participation in a diverse range of physical-activity related experiences. The physical education curriculum is concerned with instilling a desire for, and encouraging lifelong involvement in, physical activity. Most physical education curriculum constitute a rationale, aims, objectives, areas of study / range of practical activities (e.g., dance, games), learning outcomes and assessing student learning, hoping to produce ‘physically-educated’ young people. There is consensus that the physical education curriculum applies a holistic approach to the concept of physical activity for school-aged students, providing opportunities to;

Ø  enhance physical, mental, emotional and social development 

Ø  develop physical creativity, competence and confidence to perform a variety of physical activities

Ø  examine human movement from different key perspectives

Ø  work as individuals, with partners, in groups and as part of a team, in both competitive and non-competitive situations

Ø  encourage an appreciation of physical activities and promote positive attitudes towards establishing and sustaining an active and healthy lifestyle

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