This is Physical Education, Gym lives Down the Street

Recently, we have been talking with the students about the role of PE. We have been asking them why are you coming here, in order to encourage them to be thinkers.  Not much to our surprise many of them say they come here to exercise or to play sports.  But is that the main role of PE or it is a false notion which has been circulating for decades? Let me elaborate on this a bit more in today’s post.

Physical Education is seen as important as other subjects in curriculum and since it is an academic subject learning is the main focus. Of course one can say that student is not seated like in other classrooms. This is absolutely true as most learning happens by exploring physical skills, applying movements and strategies to the modified games or challenging and learning about personal fitness. Yet it is a learning process and in its essence does not differ from other subjects.

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