Thursday, September 9, 2010

5. Why is the movement task-student response unit of analysis so important in physical education?

A movement task is an activity within a lesson. An example of a movement task would be shooting free throws. Student response is the students actually performing the task. The movement task-student response unit is important in physical education because it gives the students a smaller task within a lesson to perform. The teacher observes the students during the student response to determine whether they are performing the task correctly. If they are then the teacher decides how to proceed to the next task. The next task can continue working on a similar task or move on to a completely different task. This unit of analysis is so important because it continuously gives the students a task, the teacher analyzes how the students are doing, and it gives the teacher an idea of where to go with the lesson.

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