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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6444
Tracking Number - 1644

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-11-08
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-05-15
  2. Department: School of Physical Education & Exercise Science
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 0-1732-000
  5. Contact Person: Steve Sanders
  6. Phone: 8139744871
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PET
  9. Number: 6444
  10. Full Title: Instructional Design and Content: Dance and Gymnas
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): ID & C: Dance & Gymnastics
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: The purpose of this course is to help students plan and implement effective dance and gymnastics content in K-12 movement education/physical education programs based on current research and best practice.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course has been taught as a special topics course for the past two years. Part of a quality masterís level degree program in Physical Education, based on guidelines from NASPE/NCATE Advanced Physical Education Standards (2001) and based on understan
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is part of a required sequence of courses for the Physical Education Master's Degree but could also be taken by other students in graduate level education degree programs.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, two times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctoral Degree in Physical Education Teacher Education or related field.
  29. Objectives: As a result of this course, students will be able to:

    1.0 Describe the basic content of dance and gymnastics for students kindergarten through grade twelve.

    2.0 Identify and describe the components of the movement education and developmental theme curricular models.

    3.0 Plan developmentally appropriate lessons for students in kindergarten through grade twelve.

    4.0 Identify, describe, and demonstrate continua of appropriate methods for teaching dance and gymnastics content to students in kindergarten through grade twelve.

    5.0 Identify and describe a variety of appropriate procedures for assessing students in dance and gymnastics experiences.

    6.0 Identify and describe a developmentally appropriate learning environment that meets the needs of diverse learners.

    7.0 Use language and instructional strategies that reflect sensitivity to all issues involving diversity.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will be evaluated by means of assignments and projects completed including: literature reviews, peer teaching tasks, lesson and unit plans, and assessments.

    Critical Reflection and Discussion of readings, Content, peer submissions

    Critical Reflection and Analysis of Peer Lessons Gymnastics lessons

    Dance lessons

    Lesson and Unit plans

    Sample Lesson Plan Evaluation

    Lesson Plan Progression

    Unit Plan

    Unit goals

    Block Plan of Content

    Assessment Strategies

    Unit Plan Components

  31. Major Topics: The course will cover the following topics:

    Basic overview of theoretical curriculum models for content areas of dance, and gymnastics

    Creation and instruction of contemporary dance and gymnastic activities

    Educational gymnastics content area (content development, planning, and instruction)


    Rolling actions

    Step-like actions (weight transfer on non-adjacent body parts)

    Flight actions (weight transfer through the air)

    Educational dance content area (content development, planning, and instruction)

    Movement skills and concepts

    Dance structures

    Dance themes

    Stimuli to support themes and expression

  32. Textbooks: Cone, T. P. & Cone, S. L. (2005).Teaching Children Dance. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Werner, P. (2005).Teaching Children Gymnastics. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

    Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S., & Parker, M. (2007). Children Moving (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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