Aims of Physical Education and Health

The aims of all MYP subjects state what a teacher may expect to teach and what a student may expect to experience and learn. These aims suggest how the student may be changed by the learning experience.
The aims of MYP physical and health education are to encourage and enable students to:
  • use inquiry to explore physical and health education concepts
  • participate effectively in a variety of contexts
  • understand the value of physical activity
  • achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • collaborate and communicate effectively
  • build positive relationships and demonstrate social responsibility
  • reflect on their learning experiences.

From: Physical Education and Health Subject Guide

Physical education in the MYP is concerned with more than just participating in sports and games. Its primary aims are to encourage the development of “intelligent performers” and to encourage students to understand the importance of a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Throughout the three years of the MYP, students should develop knowledge, critical thinking and reflection skills, and a sense of responsibility, as well as interpersonal and self-motivational skills. This in turn should encourage choices that will contribute to long-term healthy living.

Adapted from Physical Education and Health Subject Guide

Grade 6-8: Years 1 through 3
Unit Title: Cooperative Games/Team Building
Key Concept: Communication
Related Concept: Interaction and Adaptation
Global Context: Fairness and Development- Conflict Management

Statement of Inquiry: Communication is beneficial while interacting with peers in regards to cooperation and conflict management.

Students will participate in various cooperative games that will help enhance their cooperation, communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and listening skills . The students will complete an activity at the end of the unit that will show me if they have grasped the key concepts of the unit.

Years 1-3

Reflecting on the strategies that students used in the unit. Problem solving, active, listening skills, positive communication skills, conflict resolution.
  • ● T-chart for pros and cons for one big problem at the end of the unit.
  • ● You are participating in the show Survivor...

How did they come to the conclusion? How did you use the problem solving? Listening skills, positive communication skills and conflict resolution.

Likert scale-How did you do on these 4 things? How did your group do on the 4 things? Write how you identified and demonstrated the skills in the unit.
Looking for a reflective paragraph that fully describes 4 skills that show effective communication. What did your team and you do to perform the skills and what can you do to perform these task at a higher level.
G – GOAL: Work with other students in your group to reach a common goal.
R – Your role: You are a contestant on survivor. If your team does not cooperate with each other you may never get off the island!
A – Your audience: The entire world
S – Your situation: The challenge of working with others in your group that may not have the same point of view or ideas as you may have.
P – Real-world product: You need to learn to cooperate with any individual you may come in contact with. Ie. Teachers, students, parents, siblings, store clerks, a boss, coaches etc.
S – Standards: 21.A.3a, 21.A.3c, 21.B.3a
Exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

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Cooperative Games/Teambuilding Unit Assessment

  1. Using the scale below, identify how well you used conflict resolution, active listening, positive communication and problem solving skills during the unit. Use CR for conflict resolution, AL for active listening, PC for positive communication and PS for problem solving

2. Using the scale below, identify how your teammates used conflict resolution, active listening, positive communication and problem solving skills during the unit while working with you. Use CR for conflict resolution, AL for active listening, PC for positive communication and PS for problem solving.

3. Using the space provided (including the back of this page) please reflect on the “Survivor” activity you participated in during class. How did you come to the conclusion? (How did you resolve this problem?) How did you use the skills taught during this unit to come to that conclusion? Within your reflection please describe and provide examples of the four main skills you and your team used well, and also what you would do differently in the future to improve performance.