Core Planning Document
The foundation of the PE program
This document is essential to the PE program as it takes into consideration the PE curriculum and avenues of integration that can be done with the homerooms. Click on the image for access to the entire document. Or alternatively, for more information, please click on this link to go to the specific page dedicated to this document: 21-PE - Core Planning Document.
Transdisciplinary Skills in PSPE
Addressing skills that go across all disciplines
Transdisciplinary skills are skills that are not specific to a single field - they go across all disciplines within the students' education. It is important to address these in your lessons and to attempt to hit the same skills that the homeroom is covering as well - integration. Click on the image to access the document.
Creating a Central Idea
The gateway to the unit
The central idea is, as the name suggests, the big idea at the centre of the unit. An effective central idea is an enduring understanding, it relates and connect concepts and is timeless. This document is a combination of two different resources that will help you create your own central idea as you design your unit. Click on the image to access the document.
Learner Profile in PE Award
Because everyone enjoys being awarded
There are 10 key attributes that the International Baccalaureate seek to develop in order for students to become responsible members of local, national and global communities. At the end of every unit the PE team decide on 2 students from each grade who have exceptionally embodied the specific learner profile for that particular unit. Click on the image to download a PDF version. If you would like an editable Office template, click here.
Physical education – can purposeful inquiry occur? A framework for Inquiry-based learning in Physical Education
My Master's assignment to investigate whether inquiry-based learning in PE can lead to Praxis
A short summary if you do not want to read the whole assignment:
My grade 4s experienced a health and fitness unit
They chose a factor that affects health and fitness
We pooled our research and wanted to solve "obesity"
Learner Profile: Thinker (use critical thinking to solve problems)
Praxis: Informed, committed action
My students achieved praxis by becoming personal trainers and training and teaching all of the Elementary School and grade 8 students and teachers.
Conclusion: Inquiry can occur in PE, praxis can occur in PE.