Courses Catalogue

Physical Education In Early Childhood Education

COURSE CODE: ECP 3103
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Early Childhood and Primary Education, Diploma
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

The course aims at training students to be able to effectively teach sports activities to lower primary school children and to organise effective sporting events both in and outside schools. It further emphasises he influence of physical activities in the process of child development.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Define the term physical education
  • Explain the importance of physical education to children
  • Show how physical education affects child development
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach physical education effectively to lower primary school children
  • Appreciate the challenges faced by schools and teachers in organising affective physical education activities