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Name: Ryan Francis

Total pts = 5 __4/4_

PHED 239: High School Module
Worksheet - Chapter 3

Be prepared to discuss in class:

As a physical educator, what are the implications of grouping high school students by
chronological age rather than by developmental level? Give examples.
The implications of grouping high school students by chronological age rather than by
developmental level are that this could lead to issues as not all students at the same chronological age
are at the same developmental level as well. For example, every develops at their own, different rate.
Then, for example, this could mean that not all activities are developmentally appropriate for everyone in
that grouping as they could be a different developmental levels and you could have a student at a precontrol level while another is at the proficiency level which is not setting up for success.
Share examples (at least one each) of characteristics (physical, social, emotional, and
intellectual) of high school students, and the implications for each trait.
An example of a physical trait in a high school student is increased motor ability and coordination.
The implications of this trait are, excellent time to improve motor skills and learn new skills, and
instructional progressions can move at a much faster rate. A social characteristic is social awareness
which relates to going to athletic events, dances, parties, etc. Social life and awareness is a huge part of
a high school students life. The implications of this trait are to provide students with a choice of activities,
allow students input on dress rules and requirements, and providing them with opportunities. An
emotional trait of a high school student is their emotional development. This means they are much more

developed in high school which affects their emotions as they will likely have fewer mood swings, are
more comfortable with their bodies and a more stable emotionally. Implications of this characteristic are
needing additional experiences with emotional control and teachers modeling appropriate behavior and
emotional control. An intellectual trait would be a high school students intellectual development. This
refers to reaching their intellectual potential meaning their memories and abilities to reason, concentrate,
imagine, etc. have improved but still continue to develop. Some implications of this intellectual trait are
focusing on the why of physical education and its objectives, providing students a choice of activities to
learn, and developing longer units to ensure in-depth instruction.