Graduate Project Title
The Cooperative Approach: A Handbook for Elementary Physical Education Teachers Focusing on Cooperation Within the PE Curriculum
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Harold S. Williams
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Steven W. Nourse
After being transferred to teach physical education, I wanted to prepare myself by gaining some background knowledge on foundations, concepts, and objectives in physical education. I noticed a large transformation in recent years from curriculums focusing on competitive, self-defeating games, to an approach aimed at teaching skills, cooperation and teamwork. I compiled research on the history, goals and intent, and cooperation and teamwork in the physical education curriculum. I also compiled research on the national and state standards, and evaluation and grading in the physical education program. Based on the research, I created a handbook for physical education teachers. The handbook describes the research surrounding physical education. As well, it offers simple guidelines for physical educators.
Johnson, Michael D., "The Cooperative Approach: A Handbook for Elementary Physical Education Teachers Focusing on Cooperation Within the PE Curriculum" (2001). All Graduate Projects. 715.
Curriculum and Instruction Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Elementary Education Commons, Health and Physical Education Commons