As the PYP is all about students taking action, as physical educators, we must consider what this looks like in the programs we run. Back in September, a model for inquiry in PE that I had created was published here by the IBO and the final phase of my inquiry cycle dealt specifically with students taking action.
However, as much as I hope that I can inspire kids to take action in regards to their learning in PE, I must reflect on the fact that outside of PE, I haven't observed this so much. Sonya's blog post on Speak to Inspire Action, got me seriously reflecting on ways that I can better promote action within my own PE program. Specifically, what does action look like outside of PE and how can it be measured?
In order for me to assess whether or not true learning is taking place, I must look for action and will do so by taking walks during morning break and at recess to see if any of my grade 3 and 4 students are taking their learning from Athletics and putting it into action during their own time.
Sonya's blog post has helped me to reflect on action even more, but from the perspective of PE. I will report back on my blog over the next several weeks any action that has taken place. As PE instructors, how to you address action within your programs? I would love to hear back from you.