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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    ^ Best post so far in the thread!

    No place can be worse than Texas for sports however...
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    I dunno, Aus is pretty intense when it comes to sport...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinlan View Post
    Half the day should be PE, with the rest made up of woodwork, metalwork, art and outdoor ed.

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    The 3-dimensional areas of Art Education (woodwork, metal work and ceramics) offer ample opportunity for physical developement and impovement of coordination. Moving and processing materials with machinery or (preferably) by hand while learning the math and concepts necessary for design offer an integrated approach to both the physical and mental aspects of education. Direct interaction with raw material also allows a student deeper awareness of resource management and environmental impact. The results of the work are tangible and useful (though early efforts may be something only a mother could love...)
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    I don't see the issue.

    Kids are supposed to be prepared for the real world. Giving them PE so they don't get fat is just making it hard for them when they start to become fat after school. It's better to get fat in school and accustom to the new form before going out in the real world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Awww... I feel bad for you guys. When I had gym class it was really fun. We didn't play dodgeball or anything like that. We had soft balls and really fun games. Gym was a big hit in my elementary school.
    The emphasis shows in that my teachers called it "bombardment" rather than dodgeball, more focus on bombarding than dodging I suppose...

    Yeah sure there were plenty of PE fanatics at my school, but I loathed it. Dancing school outside of school was much more fun.

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    We had a month of dancing in my PE class.
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    Isn't child obesity and obesity in general more of an American problem? If so, then I don't see how studying kids in UK school systems gives a terribly accurate depiction of how important PE is to an American child's lifestyle.



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    I agree with you Jock, my first post in this thread was obvious a non-serious one. But I'll give seriousness a go now. :P

    Although I wholeheartedly agree PE is good in education. I strongly disagree with the lack thereof being the problem of obesity. Dietry care and cultural standards should be addressed. PE should be part of the system, not to prevent obesity, but in order to help growing people to develop well overall.
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    I call bullshit on the article posted in the OP.

    I don't care what any group of researchers thinks they found, the following statements are undeniable truths:

    (1) The mind and the body are one. A weak mind will weaken a strong body; a strong mind will strengthen a weak body. A strong body will strengthen a weak mind; a weak body will weaken a strong mind. Academic intelligence and physical intelligence are mutually beneficial to each other.

    (2) Children need to develop hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, and the ability to work in teams. PE activities accomplish these fundamental developmental objectives, especially for those kids whose parents are sorry enough to not make sure they are engaging in physical exercise of some variety.

    (3) Children need to be able to function in a competitive environment. Getting an "A" in any academic subject is the student Vs. the textbook. Winning a game of soccer, volleyball, kickball, etc. is one team of students Vs. another. Our world is competitive; kids must be able to function in a competitive environment, which PE fosters albeit in a basic capacity.

    So there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    I call bullshit on the article posted in the OP.

    I don't care what any group of researchers thinks they found, the following statements are undeniable truths:

    (1) The mind and the body are one. A weak mind will weaken a strong body; a strong mind will strengthen a weak body. A strong body will strengthen a weak mind; a weak body will weaken a strong mind. Academic intelligence and physical intelligence are mutually beneficial to each other.

    (2) Children need to develop hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, and the ability to work in teams. PE activities accomplish these fundamental developmental objectives, especially for those kids whose parents are sorry enough to not make sure they are engaging in physical exercise of some variety.

    (3) Children need to be able to function in a competitive environment. Getting an "A" in any academic subject is the student Vs. the textbook. Winning a game of soccer, volleyball, kickball, etc. is one team of students Vs. another. Our world is competitive; kids must be able to function in a competitive environment, which PE fosters albeit in a basic capacity.

    So there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    I call bullshit on the article posted in the OP.

    I don't care what any group of researchers thinks they found, the following statements are undeniable truths:

    (1) The mind and the body are one. A weak mind will weaken a strong body; a strong mind will strengthen a weak body. A strong body will strengthen a weak mind; a weak body will weaken a strong mind. Academic intelligence and physical intelligence are mutually beneficial to each other.

    (2) Children need to develop hand/eye coordination, fine motor skills, and the ability to work in teams. PE activities accomplish these fundamental developmental objectives, especially for those kids whose parents are sorry enough to not make sure they are engaging in physical exercise of some variety.

    (3) Children need to be able to function in a competitive environment. Getting an "A" in any academic subject is the student Vs. the textbook. Winning a game of soccer, volleyball, kickball, etc. is one team of students Vs. another. Our world is competitive; kids must be able to function in a competitive environment, which PE fosters albeit in a basic capacity.

    So there.



    -Alex
    Yes and no... kids can get all of the above outside of school. However it must be self-initiated. I guess the problem with obese kids is that they wouldn't want to play sports etc after school.

    Age of the kids also matters. Based on my observations, if they're younger than 10, they'll run around the playground themselves... after they start getting older, they don't anymore. I wonder what age group the study is done on.
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