Personal Goals -
Outcome D (10-30)-6
On the first class of Physical Education 30, introduce
the course content to the students by giving them an outline including
assessment strategies. Discuss all the activities planned and ask
for feedback on what they hope to gain from taking this course.
Ask for their input on activity choices.
Physical Education 30 is the last level of physical
education. Each student is required to set short term and long term
goals, keeping in mind the content of the course. Ask the students
to begin brainstorming and sharing some of their ideas.
Short term goals should be met by midcourse or
by the end of the course. Long term goals could include how Physical
Education 30 will lead to future directions related to physical
activity in their lives. This might include what they hope to learn
or gain that will benefit them in later life.
Both short- and long-term goals will be required
in writing very early in the course, and must be handed in for future
reference. The goal setting will be reviewed at midterm for revision,
and again at the end of the semester for a final evaluation and
analysis by the teacher and/or student.
Have the students keep a journal with comments
on goals set and reached on a daily basis. This could also be done
verbally at the end of each class during a cool down.
Students could set a goal related to each activity
offered and then reflect on the goal following each activity.
If there is an opportunity to team teach or combine
activities, students could be given a choice of units within each
dimension. They would choose activities from each dimension based
on availability of instructors and facilities. Students register
for each week on the first day of class.
These are clues that you have reached the outcomes
Students set challenging yet realistic goals and evaluate and
revise them on a regular basis.
Students are able to see the benefit of setting
short- and long-term goals. This is reflected in comments in their