MYP Physical and Health Education 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 middle school program, students are encouraged to develop knowledge, critical thinking and reflection skills, and a sense of responsibility as well as interpersonal and self-motivation skills. This in turn encourages choices that will contribute to long-term healthy living.
Physical education will bring the unique perspective of learning through the physical, which can greatly contribute to students' approaches to learning (ATL) skills, and is transferable to other subject groups.
The learning and development associated with physical education should contribute the students developing the qualities of the IB learner profile and engaging with the fundamental concepts of the MYP--holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication.
Physical and Health Education Objectives:
Use of knowledge
Social skills and personal engagement
Transition to Common Core in Physical and Health Education