PE can be more than just sport and games. PE can be a medium where students engage in authentic problem-solving situations. Using project-based learning, my students have brought awareness of physical literacy to the school, they have been personal trainers to help our school community become healthier and have become intrinsically motivated athletes through researching and data recording in their track and field unit. These are to name a few examples. A key element of all of these projects is student choice, this in turn creates engagement and empowerment, which then drives sustained inquiry. All of this can be done where the kids are still active and engaged. Join me in finding out how we can make PE a domain where creativity, critical thinking, effective communication and collaboration (the 4Cs of 21st century skills) can be developed through project-based learning.
Project-Based Learning in PE