Rationale for teaching personal Development, health and physical Education In primary schools By Brooke A. Gersback 16341281
Aim.... The aim of PDHPE in primary school education is to develop in each student the knowledge and understanding, skills and values and attitudes needed to lead healthy, active and fulfilling lives. In doing so, the syllabus will form the basis for the students to adopt a responsible and productive role in today's society.
Benefits of Teaching PDHPE…. Through the involvement in PDHPE in Australian Primary School education, students can benefit physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. PDHPE is an important key learning area within the primary curriculum because... It encourages an understanding and valuing of the students self and their peers. It promotes an involvement in physical activity promoting a healthy lifestyle. It emphasises informed decision making, leading to effective and responsible action.
More specifically PDHPE is concerned with:
The physical, social, cognitive and emotional growth and development of each child.
The development and maintenance of positive interpersonal relationships.
The factors influencing the students personal health choices.
Living and learning in a safe secure environment.
The adoption of an active lifestyle.
Enhancing the fundamental movement patterns and coordinated actions of the students body.
Providing the students with the skills that enable actions that promote better health and movement outcomes.
How are these areas of concern beneficial? These areas are beneficial for the students as they develop:
Problem solving skills
Overall, PDHPE has a clear focus of promoting better health for all students. It focus on encouraging students to make informed decisions related to health and physical activity and develop positive attitudes towards a healthy, active, more fulfilling lifestyle.