I wonder if teaching proper technique in sport-related PE units is absolutely necessary if students, by using their own unique style to perform a skill, actively participate and increase their appreciation for lifelong fitness?
This question was brought to my attention after reading Andy Vasily's blog post, What we can learn from these incredible Kenyan High Jumpers and watching the following video on his PE Blog, PYP PE with Andy.
Next week in PE, Grade 6 will be learning the high jump. What could we learn from these incredible Kenyan High Jumpers that would help improve our performance?
- I wonder what skills are necessary in order to be successful in the high jump?
- Would you say the technique in this video is technically correct? Or could it be the athlete's unique style of performing this skill? What makes you say that?
- I wonder if learning proper technique in sport is important? What makes you say that?