A new curriculum approach in the teaching of early childhood physical education: A Hong Kong Model

Shu Sing Paul WONG

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Abstract

Young children learn a great deal as they move about, explore, experience and interact with the world. Movement is seen as contributing to the total development of young children in preschools. It is an integral part in early childhood curriculum. The aims of this paper are threefold. It firstly examines the constraints of developing early childhood physical education (ECPE) curriculum in Hong Kong. Secondly, it advances a new curriculum approach in ECPE for enhancing whole-child development in early childhood settings in Hong Kong. The key elements of this approach are Creativity, Integration, Fundamental Movement Skills, and Movement Education Concepts. Thirdly, it investigates the effectiveness of the effectiveness of the new approach as implemented in a Hong Kong preschool. The findings of the study have supported that the approach as implemented in a Hong Kong preschool. The findings of the study have supported that the approach is appropriate for ECPE curriculum reform in Hong Kong.
幼兒從身體活動、探索、經歷和互動中獲取眾多的學習經驗。在學前教育中,肢體活動對幼兒的全人發展貢獻良多。肢體活動便成為幼兒課程的核心部分。本文旨在探討在香港發展幼兒體育的困難。此外,文章還介紹一個嶄新的幼兒體育課程模式。該模式的主要元素包括創意、綜合、基礎活動技能和運動教育概念。最後,本文還探討該新模式的推行成效。研究結果支持該模式可以在香港成為幼兒體育課程改革的合宜模式。 Copyright © 2008 The Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-86
JournalHong Kong Journal of Early Childhood
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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childhood
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education
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Citation

WONG, S. S. P. (2008). A new curriculum approach in the teaching of early childhood physical education: A Hong Kong Model. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 7(2), 77-86.

Keywords

  • Alt. title: 嶄新的幼兒體育課程模式︰香港的經驗