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  • PDHPE: You and the Profession
  • What types of physical activity did you participate in? When I look back on my childhood and adolescent years all my memories are based around a sport or activity. The sports I participated in include: - Swimming - Netball - Gymnastics - Tennis - Waterpolo - Basketball - Little Athletics - Fruit Fly Circus - General PDHPE classes (Primary & High School) - Personal Fitness (walking, running and bike riding)
  • Swimming This is where I spent the majority of my life the Albury Swim Centre. My mum is a strong believer in teaching children how to swim and survive especially living so close to the river. Whilst my older brothers were swimming my mum would take me down and teach me to swim. By age 5 I had convinced my mum to sign me up for swimming club as I wanted to be just like my older brothers. They were my inspiration to progress to swim club. I swam for the Albury Swim Club until I was 16 years old.
  • Gymnastics A friend from Primary school had her 7th birthday at Flyaway Gymnastics and from that day I was hooked. Gymnastics took me all over Australia and even overseas. When I was 11 I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in an international competition in Singapore. I quit gymnastics when I was 13 to focus on other sports that I found more interesting.
  • Waterpolo Waterpolo has been my primary sport throughout high school. A friend that I swam with invited me to come play with her when I was 12 and I am still playing to this day. I have been able to travel around Australia competing in Queensland, Perth, Tasmania and many NSW towns and cities.
  • Basketball I started playing club basketball at age 7. I had previously tried netball as I wanted to play a ‘girls sport’ but did not like it and my older brother played basketball so I decided to try it instead. From age 10 to 16 I played in the local representative team the Albury Cougars. At the end of year 11 most of my team quit the local competition as they were moving away and I felt that without the rest of my team mates it wouldn’t be as enjoyable as I had played with the same team throughout my club career.
  • Yes I believe it did. All of the sports I participated in I continued due to the fact that I played with my friends and we made it enjoyable. Having said that I do feel that having participated in a sport for such a long time it can get boring. For example my swimming career, I had been swimming 11 years and had done everything in the sport that I could do. My personal life started to take over and my morning swim sessions were getting in the way of that. Amanda L Hyde defines it well when she states that “The way we think, feel, and act changes with age, so it may be that physical activity, wellbeing, and the link between physical activity and wellbeing change with age too. “ At 16 my personal life became more important than physical activity and that is why I quit. Did your choice of physical activity change with age?
  • What are you current attitudes/feelings associated with physical activity? My attitude on physical activity changes from day to day. Most of the time I am a positive person and enjoy going on runs or bike rides but other times I have little or no energy to do anything. I really enjoy participating in team sports, I am a very competitive person and having other people rely on my performance brings out the best in me. Having said that I was always taught to be a fair sport. Daniel Gould states it well when he says that “competition appears to be a double-edged sword, cutting both ways and having both positive and negative effects on participation.”
  • How might these feelings influence your teaching of Physical Education in the K-6 context? As I am becoming a teacher, I know it is important to be enthused across every Key Learning Area in the primary curriculum. Luckily throughout my primary and higher school education I have had great teachers that have left me with memories that will inspire me to help make a difference in other children’s lives like they did with mine. I want to instill a love of physical activity whether its through a competitive nature or just the love of participating.
  • The Ideal PDHPE Teacher • PDHPE teachers need to be dressed appropriately for the occasion. This should include: runners, shorts, sun smart clothes, a hat, as well as having a whistle and a drink bottle on hand. • PDHPE teachers should always look like they are approachable. They should be open, smiling and talkative as well as willing to participate with the children in the games. • Throughout my schooling my PDHPE teachers were always fit and healthy. I believe it is necessary for teachers to live like they are teaching the children to live. • Including all children is important in PDHPE. Be versatile to injuries or disabilities is a must. “If you had fun, then you won.” “Every winner was once a beginner” “Great teamwork guys” “The effort I saw on the field was amazing” “The game is never more important than the people you play with” Sourced from: http://www.nhsd.org/Page/
  • Comparison to Ideal teacher The ideal PDHPE teacher I previously constructed is based on the PDHPE teachers I had during my schooling. I am trying to base my philosophy around my experiences so in many ways the comparison should be similar. Similarities: • Welcoming • Energetic • Positive • Happy • Participate with children • Communication skills • Connection with children Differences: • I am female, all my PDHPE teachers have been males. • Do not have the knowledge yet to teach children the theory side of PDHPE. • Need to learn more about male dominated sports.
  • How do you feel about teaching PE in the K-6 context? • I am currently working as a swimming instructor which I feel will help me become the teacher I want to be within the primary school setting. “Communication is more effective if both people are on the same level. Adults need to stoop down to the child’s level or sit beside them. Making eye contact with the child lets them know that they have your attention and is much less intimidating to the child” (Virginia State University). Being an instructor has provided me with the opportunity to practice communicating with children. • By participating in so many sports as a child I have been able to participate in a range of activities that I can draw from and use throughout my career as a PE teacher. Communicating with Young Children. http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/350/350-022/350-022_pdf.pdf
  • Reference List Board of Studies. (2007). Personal Development, Health and Physical Education K-6. Sydney, Australia: Board of Studies NSW. Gould, D. (n.d.). Competition in Sport. Retrieved fromhttp://books.google.com.au/bookshl=en&id=UriYBuiH_FkC&oi=fnd&pg=PA4417dq=competition+in+sport &ots=nOm0X5irmn&sig=ejYAOt0hElghK54c807yiGE80Ws#v=onepage&q=competition%20in% Hyde A.L. (2013). Enhancing our Understanding of Physical Activity and wellbeing with a Lifespan Perspective. Retrieved from http://www.internationaljournalofwellbeing.org/index.php/ijow/article/view/182 New Hope-Solebury Upper Elementary School (n.d.). PE Quotes. Retrieved from http://www.nhsd.org/Page/336 Virginia State University. (n.d.). Communicating with Young Children. Rtrieved from http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/350/350-022/350-022_pdf.pdf
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