Scenarios and Environments for Physical Education
Javier Olivera Betrán
Physical education needs a constant variety of scenarios in order to be able to provide children with classes which invite them to take part in activities in which they are the real protagonists and have experiences with a significant emotional impact. The organization and recreation of different environments in each scenario reinforces the motivation of our students, fosters their imagination and fantasy and helps them to develop their abilities. Our students belong to a society that is increasingly cut off from nature, schools are often closed and cloistered urban institutions that disregard their closest surroundings, and the way they exist is increasingly narrow and restrictive from the motor functions point of view. School children today increasingly live in a virtual world, are quite sedentary, reside mostly in urban environments and are extremely familiar with technology. The setting of diverse and imaginative scenarios for physical education classes in school, the educational use of spaces in the school’s immediate surroundings and seasonal outings (Autumn-Winter-Spring) to the natural environment are recommended strategies for quality Physical Education. Under these parameters Physical Education should foster rich and varied motor skills, environmental education and personalized and transdisciplinary education in close contact with nature and lead the renewed school of the 21st century.
Published: January 01, 2011
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