Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Teaching Practicum in Physical Education (1 cr)
P203 | 6417 | Chapin


PREREQUISITES:
P214 Basic Methods in Teaching Physical Education

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
P203 provides the prospective teacher educator with a supervised early
experience
in teaching physical education skills.  The course includes opportunities to
conduct
field-based observations of teaching behaviors exhibited in the elective
program.
The seminar discussions will attempt to synthesize the data from the
observations
and formulate inferences about teaching effectiveness.  Students may have
the
opportunity to offer limited assistance in the instruction of the elective
class.  The
actualization of this aspect of the course will be determined by the
instructor's
ability to match the student's area of expertise with a course offering that
is
compatible with the student's academic schedule.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
At the conclusion of the P203 experience, the student will be able to:

1.  Express an understanding and appreciation of effective teaching from
first-hand
interactions with exemplar teachers in the elective program.

2.  Identify actions that must be taken by teachers to minimize safety
concerns for
their students.

3.  Recognize patterns of instructor feedback and their appropriateness for
the
enhancement of motor skills by all students.

4.  Describe class management practices of role model teachers.

5.  Discuss key elements of the teaching-learning process that contribute to

effective teaching (e.g., lesson planning, set-up of equipment, and the
use of
demonstrations as an instructional tool).

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
1.  P203 students must keep a logbook which chronicles their experience in
the
elective class.  All entries should be in typewritten form (or recopied
from
original notes in a very legible handwritten manner) and kept in a
three-ring
binder.
a.  Entries should include a chronological recounting of the events of
the day in
fairly specific detail.
b.  Significant aspects of the day which may be either positive or
negative in
nature should be identified and discussed.
c.  The entry should also contain an analysis/summation of teaching
behavior
based on the assigned topic for the week.
d.  Logbooks will be submitted to the P203 course instructor for a
mid-term
review and for a final review.

2.  All P203 students are expected to attend all elective class meetings and
all
seminar sessions.  Attendance problems must be discussed with the P203

course instructor prior to the anticipated absence(s).

3.  Because the majority of students in this class are involved in
pre-professional or
professional programs, an attitude of professionalism is to be
demonstrated by
the student at all times.  Therefore, please do not bring food or drink
into the
classroom/gymnasium.  Further the student's attire should reflect the
positive
qualities of a professional attitude.  T-shirts should exhibit positive
messages
which reflect the mission of the profession.  Finally, students should
remove all
caps before entering the classroom/gymnasium.

4.  P203 students may assist the instructor of the elective course in the
conduct
of the elective class.  This could include, but should not be limited
to the set-up
and take-down of equipment, taking of daily attendance, assisting in
the
demonstration of a skill or strategy, and/or working with a small group
of
students.

NOTE:  At NO time should the P203 student be given sole responsibility for
the
conduct or supervision of the elective class.

GRADING:  Only S/F grades may be assigned for P203.