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Physical Education

February 28, 2013 | 10:42 am
Globally-oriented physical education teachers bring games, sports, and dances from around the world, as well as non-Western practices such as yoga, tai chi, and karate into their classes. Teaching students why and how these activities developed in a particular context can enrich their understanding of the world, while developing their physical skills. Teachers can also engage students in interdisciplinary projects to help them learn about topics such as the global business of sports, nutrition practices in different regions, cultural influence on health practices, or the impact of global warming and poverty on health throughout the world. To develop pre-service physical education teachers’ global competence, Oklahoma State University offers a three-week course in Japan about international athletic training.  Students in the course learn about Japanese techniques of injury care, participate in cultural activities, attend sporting events, and visit with local students and families. ... read more
November 26, 2012 | 12:15 pm
Here is a quick summary of elements to consider when internationalizing teacher preparation programs.  This section of the website explores many different aspects of internationalization in teacher preparation.When revising teacher preparation programs, ensure that:General education coursework helps each prospective teachers develop deep knowledge of at least one world region, culture, or global issue, and facility in one language in addition to English. Professional education courses teach the pedagogical skills to enable future teachers to teach the global dimensions of their subject matter. GTE offers information by subject, including English language arts, mathematics, physical education and health, science, social studies, and visual and performing arts.International and domestic field experiences support the development of pre-service teachers’ global perspectives. There are incentives, not barriers, to faculty at all levels engaging in this work. All work aligns to the global... read more