A fundamental aim of physical education is creating
a desire for students to participate in physical activities after
they have left the school setting.
The outcomes for this section help students
to understand that regular, safe, physical activity and a commitment
to an active lifestyle are important skills to develop.
The benefits of physical activity are directly
proportional to the amount of time and effort applied. Students
successful involvement in activities will positively correlate
to their time and effort. Safety is of utmost importance in physical
education. It is the responsibility of both the teacher and the
students to ensure that safe practices are understood and maintained.
Students must set realistic goals or personal challenges in order
to progress at their own speed or ability level. As well, students
need to understand that active living opportunities exist within
To encourage students to participate in physical
activity for a lifetime, the communities in which they live should
be explored. Using community facilities and resources will increase
the possibility of continued use after physical education class.
General Outcome "D" (or GO"D")
Students will assume responsibility to lead an active way of life.
General Outcome "D" looks at four
areas of personal responsibility for physical activity participation.
These are the curriculum organizers:
Effort - demonstrate a commitment
to activity and to leading an active healthy lifestyle.
Safety - apply
rules, procedures and knowledge related to safe participation
in a variety of activities.
Challenge - set short- and long-term goals related to physical
activity and the continued motivation to be active for a lifetime.
Active Living in
the Community - promote participation and demonstrate decision-making
skills that reflect choices for daily activity within the school
and the community.
This site includes examples of physical activities
that address the outcomes for each of the curriculum organizers
in general outcome "D".
These activity examples will be adapted to meet
your students needs and the school environment you are in.
Providing a context wherein students can achieve depends on many
- Activity that is
relevant, meaningful and enjoyable.
- Equity and diversity.
- Alignment of learning
outcomes, instructional and assessment practices.
- Practices that apply
the principles of learning.
- Experiences from
all movement dimensions.
- Opportunities to
practice and demonstrate growth and achievement.
- Elements of risk
and challenge provided in a safe environment.
- Consideration of,
and for, past related experiences.
- Time allocation.
- Teacher willingness
- Diversity of instructional
- Focus on outcomes
rather than dimensions.
- Facilities and equipment
- Use of community
- Use of technology.
- Assessment, evaluation
and communication strategies.
- Transference to lifelong
participation in physical activity.