Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Teaching Practicum in Physical Education (1 cr)
P203 | 2027 | Cothran


CLASS MEETING:
Meeting time arranged.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
P203 provides the prospective teacher educator with an opportunity to
conduct
field-based observations of teaching behaviors exhibited in the elective
program.
Seminar discussions will attempt to synthesize the data from the
observations and
formulate inferences about teaching effectiveness.

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 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
preprofessional or
professional programs, an attitude of professionalsim 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 accept sole responsibility for the conduct or
supervision of the elective class.

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