What Are The Function Of Physical Education?


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There are a number of functions of physical education. It is taught in most schools from a very early age and the main functions include:
  • Keep children healthy
  • Teach them to keep their bodies in good condition.
  • Discipline
  • Sportsmanship.
Sportsmanship is essential in all walks of life and by competing in teams against other teams, or by competing individually; children can learn the importance of becoming good sportsmen, even when they lose.

Discipline is present in physical education as certain rules need to be followed by those partaking in certain areas of the subject. All sports have some rules and this discipline can be beneficial as it is embedded into children from a young age.
All schools operate a program of physical education and in most schools it is a compulsory subject. Only people with medical conditions are exempt from the subject, although in some schools people can also be excused on religious grounds.

Demands of physical education do vary depending on the school, and some schools insist that all pupils take part in not only the lessons, but also join school sports teams. This gets students used to working as part of a team and also enables the school to build some pride. Pride in schools is apparent in pupils who are competing for the school, whether it is as part of a team, or as individuals.
The functions of physical education ensure that children grow up being aware of the importance of exercise, in relation to their bodies and their health, and it also enables them to be versatile early in life, which will assist them greatly in adult life.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

. biological = helps development via
increased metabolism, hormonal response also promotes growth Also teaches the
student about safety and accident prevention. (these are ideas only -- you need
to do your own research)

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