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Wahl-Alexander, Zachary

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education||Department of Mathematical Sciences


The focus on this assignment will be to further the model of sport education for a physical education classroom into a model that can be used for a mathematical classroom. The project will consist of explaining what a sport education model, sport education guidelines, an example of a physical education sport education model, how it could be converted into other courses, benefits, and an example a sport education model in a mathematics classroom. My hypothesis for this assignment is that it can be applied to other courses for student involvement, such as a mathematics course. Sport education is an instructional model typically only used in physical education. This model gets students involved in many different ways that some may not think of from a typical physical education classroom. Students may have roles such as coach, referee, warm-up leaders, statistician, etc. These different roles and competition lead to better involvement in the physical education classroom from all students. My hypothesis is that this competition and other roles can resembled inside of other classrooms such as a mathematics course. A considerable reason for this assignment is that I believe there are better ways of getting students attention and get more of a learning experience inside of a classroom with this new model in placed. Sport education is an instructional and curriculum model used in some physical education courses. The main goals of this model is to create competent, literate, and more enthusiastic sport students. This is done with different seasons, team officiating, formal competition, record keeping, festivity, and a culminating event. This helps students get involved within the course, even if they do not feel confident in their skills of that course. This is how sport education model is used within a physical education classroom and is proven to have more involvement with its students than a regular physical education classroom. The goal of this project is to convert a model that work for a physical education classroom into a similar one that will also work inside of a mathematics classroom and will get students involved in many different ways. Similarly, to the physical education model, the mathematics sport education model will have students split into teams and will compete against each other. There will be a schedule of when each team will go against each other and compete to answer questions correctly. There will also be roles for students to complete inside of the classroom, such as coach, promotor, equipment manager, statistician, and event manager. The responsibilities of these roles will differ but will get all students in the group involved, as well as have all student compete in the matchups every week. This model can help against the question that many mathematical high school students ask, “when will I ever use this?”, because they may want to learn the information just to compete week after week against other teams to win. The project will be done in a qualitative design. The assignment will be full of accounts from primary and secondary sources. Sources may include scholarly articles, teachers or student teachers who have used this sport education model in their classrooms, and students who have participated inside of a classroom that used a sport education model. Discussing information with these sources, using my own experience participating in a sport education model, and taking the course KNPE 368 Sport Education at Northern Illinois University in the Fall of 2019 will construct a sport education model for both physical education and mathematical classroom.


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